Assists with a program of 20-30 new titles a year, including trade, scholarly, course, and professional books, and collaborates closely with other Press departments to help manage projects throughout their life-cycle.
Oversees collection of confidential materials in preparation of dossiers for Editorial Committee and Board of Publications meetings.
Prepares book estimates, budgets, and contracts.
Researches sales of comparable titles and prepare applications for publication subsidies.
Assiduously maintains database of proposals and manuscripts under review.
Prepares transmittal materials on new manuscripts for editing, design and production.
Evaluates and in some circumstances completes illustration and permission programs for books.
Proofreads page proofs, catalog and cover copy, and other materials circulated as part of the prepublication materials for books.
May travel to scholarly meetings with editors to participate in author meetings and to staff book exhibits with the marketing department.
May present projects at Press editorial and launch meetings in editorsâ™ absence.
Participates in the acquisition of new publications by acting as a liaison among acquisitions editors, authors and reviewers as well as other press departments with direction from others. Collects confidential materials and maintains the database of proposals and manuscripts under review.
Prepares book estimates, budgets, contracts and proposals.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree. Â
Graduate work and familiarity with scholarly books.
Demonstrated interest in the sciences. Â
At least one year experience in publishing, preferably in books.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Excellent computer skills in PC environment and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Adobe Photoshop skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries.
Work as part of a team.
Work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Manage stressful situations.
Represent organization positively to internal and external clients.
Set up and break down book exhibits at academic conferences.
Concentrate and use computers intensively within a standard work station environment.
Some domestic travel.
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