Job opening detail :
Assistant Managing Editor
posted: Jan. 4, 2019
Offered by:
University of Cincinnati Press
Health; Dental
This is a three-year term appointment
Cincinnati, OH
General Description:

This three-year term appointment coordinates author management from project transmittal to print and production for the University of Cincinnati Press and all aspects of production and manufacturing of print and digital books for university press imprints including Cincinnati Library Publishing Services. This position also reports to the Director of University Press.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for timely project management of editorial, proofreading, and indexing activities for assigned print, digital and online books and projects from manuscript transmittal to final printer and eBook files.
• Create and maintain project production schedules.
• Establish contact with author at project assignment and maintain contact through production cycle to ensure timely publication of projects.
• Schedule and coordinate book production dates with author’s freelancers and manufacturing suppliers.
• Responsible for overall quality of editing, proofreading, production and printing of individual list of books and journals.
• Evaluate manuscripts for completeness; prepare analysis of copyediting and design needs in collaboration with authors.
• Prepare front matter.
• Register projects for ISBN’s DOI’s and LOC.
• Recommend and contract freelancers for press projects. Maintain sufficient freelancer pool. Provide feedback to freelancers and director.
• Coordinate handoffs between freelancers and authors. Provide production guidance for authors upon review of copyedited and typeset manuscripts. Review and proof author changes to copyedited manuscript, page proofs, check final eBook files and advance copies.
• Obtain print quotes and place print orders. Manage reprints.
• Obtain digital files and distribute as needed. Help develop workflows and freelancer pool for commercial and open access production.
• Work responsibly and within allocated book and project budget.
• Approve invoices and monitor production costs.
• Provide regular updates of budget expenditures.
• Update P&L’s with actual costs.
• Forecast FY production costs based on forthcoming lists.
• Proofread cover, sales and marketing copy and materials.
• Oversee work of production interns, graduate assistants, freelancers and work study students.
• Position may include some travel to industry and academic meetings.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with three (3) years’ experience; -OR- five (5) years’ experience. Degree must be in English, Journalism, or a related field. Experience must be in publications and include production and editing.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019.
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