Job opening detail :
Assistant Acquisitions Editor & Rights and Permissions Manager
posted: Apr. 4, 2019
Offered by:
The University of Alabama Press
Benefits:
Health; Dental
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
Tuscaloosa, AL
Requirements:
The University of Alabama Press seeks an Assistant Acquisitions Editor & Rights and Permissions Manager. The Assistant Acquisitions Editor & Rights and Permissions Manager is responsible for acquiring 5 – 8 scholarly book manuscripts annually in fields that may include but are not limited to literature, literary criticism, southern history and culture, and creative nonfiction and for managing rights and permissions for new and backlist titles.
Specific duties of the Assistant Acquisitions Editor portion of the position include soliciting and evaluating proposals and manuscripts, seeking appropriate peer reviewers, preparing packets for the faculty editorial board to review, presenting new projects to press staff and to the faculty editorial board, advising and guiding authors through revisions, preparing final manuscripts for production, and participating in staff meetings about seasonal list planning as well as general press operations. Occasional travel may be necessary to represent the Press at academic conferences. Specific duties of the Rights & Permissions Manager portion of the position include reviewing, approving, and recording the rights and permissions for all materials (text, illustrations, cover art) to be included in new Press publications; evaluation of the rights and permissions as they pertain to backlist publications that will be repurposed into new formats; fielding and managing permission requests from outside third parties for the reuse or repurposing of Press intellectual property, including but not limited to film, audiobook, series, anthology, electronic, foreign language, and translation rights.
Required minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and at least two (2) years of experience in scholarly or trade book acquisitions and/or book publishing.
Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Required skills and knowledge:
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain a steady pipeline of projects.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Keen attention to details.
• Ability to set priorities and work independently.
• Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem resolution skills.
• Ability to negotiate with authors and internal staff.
• Good judgment.
• Superior interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Understands and values a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suites (particularly Word and Outlook).
• Familiarity with database management.
• Solid understanding of the scholarly publishing industry with demonstrated familiarity with book acquisitions.
• Understanding of copyright, fair use, permissions, and subsidiary rights.

Visit staff employment opportunities at http://jobs.ua.edu for more information and to apply. Job Close date: 04/26/2019 The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.
About Our  
Company:
The University of Alabama Press, founded in 1945, is the only university press in the state and is a proud member of the Association of University Presses. The Press currently publishes 70–75 titles a year and has more than 1,500 titles in print; it is a founding member of UPCC/Project Muse and is at the cutting edge of digital publishing. The Press is part of a thriving university experiencing unprecedented growth in both quantity and quality and is fortunate to have a supportive administration that expects the Press to be part of that energy. The Press is located in Tuscaloosa, a sun-belt college town with all the amenities usually available in larger cities. It is within easy driving distance of the mountains in the north east and the Gulf Coast to the South. Tuscaloosa is just down the interstate from the state’s largest city, Birmingham, and within easy driving distance of the state capital of Montgomery and the state’s oldest city in Mobile.
Special  
Instructions:
Visit staff employment opportunities at http://jobs.ua.edu for more information and to apply. Job Close date: 04/25/2019 The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.
Job #:
23635
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