Employment Opportunities

PubWest members are welcome to list new employment opportunities, job listings, and calls for freelance help. Please contact Kent Watson to post your open position.

Here’s the list of open positions with PubWest members:

 

Administrative Assistant, PubWest

PubWest has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant. This is a part-time hourly position (approximately 15 hours a week), based primarily from a home office.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for a broad range of duties, including but not limited to, database maintenance; member correspondence; website maintenance; email and social media marketing; and coordinating and attending PubWest events, trade shows, and the annual PubWest Conference and Book Industry Trade show.

The position requires strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) database management (we use FileMaker Pro), social media and marketing experience (Constant Contact, Facebook and Twitter), website updating (we use WordPress), customer service, membership recruitment and retention, advertising sales, volunteer coordination, collateral and copywriting, as well as general administrative duties. Graphic design experience (using InDesign) a plus.

There is significant contact with PubWest members, the Board of Directors and its committees, and the general public by telephone and email, as well as in person at PubWest events and trade shows. A balanced combination of people, organizational, and technical skills will mark the ideal candidate for this position. The candidate is professional, flexible, and a self-starter who is energized by challenges and has a passion for publishing. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be willing to travel.

Resumes should be sent to: Kent Watson, PubWest, 17501 Hill Way, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 or by email to kent@pubwest.org. Please, no phone calls.

PubWest, Publishers Association of the West and other trademarks are trademarks of Publishers Association of the West, Inc. Publishers Association of the West Inc, is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation, Federal 501(c)6 with the Tax ID #84-0796515.


Senior Editor, Greystone Books

Greystone Books is an award-winning publisher of exceptional trade books on social issues, the environment, science, health, nature, outdoor and recreation, travel and adventure, and sports. We’re searching for a dynamic, connected, creative-minded editor to come work with us full-time in our bright, airy office in Vancouver’s edgy Railtown neighbourhood.

Responsibilities include:

  • Substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading books to ensure they’re up to Greystone’s standard of editorial excellence
  • Coming up with new book ideas and searching out and acquiring books
  • Writing ABIs, cover copy, and other book-related marketing copy
  • Other tasks, as required

While the tasks above are general duties, we will tailor the job to suit the skills of a successful applicant.

Skills and requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience editing books, preferably with in-house experience
  • A degree or diploma in publishing (or equivalent)
  • Stellar editing skills
  • Basic tech skills: Microsoft Office, Google Drive
  • An understanding of the book publishing market and what sells
  • Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humour

Start date: September 2017. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and list of books you have edited to info@greystonebooks.com by June 2, 2017.


Director and Publisher, University of Alberta Press

The University of Alberta Libraries seeks a dynamic and innovative Press Director and Publisher to provide intellectual, strategic, and operational leadership and direction to the University of Alberta Press. The Press is a contemporary academic press that publishes in both print and electronic formats and supports the University of Alberta’s areas of research focus: humanities and fine arts; society and culture; science and technologies; energy; environment; food and bioresources; and health and wellness. The Press annually publishes up to 20 titles per year for a global community of scholars, policy makers, opinion leaders and reading publics. Strategic goals of the Press include emphasis on developing new publishing processes and means of dissemination for Indigenous and Northern knowledge and research.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the Press Director and Publisher will support the mandate and mission of the Press by publishing important peer-reviewed scholarship, regional non-fiction, and creative works by Canadian and international authors; seeking and supporting development of scholarly work in broad and established fields as well as in specialized and emerging areas of research; extending the reach and influence of the University of Alberta and the Province of Alberta by making evident the commitment to research, creativity, and dissemination of knowledge for the public good.

For further information and to apply, please click here.


Senior Demand & Supply Planner, Hachette Book Group

The Hachette Book Group Senior Demand & Supply Planner, based in the Boulder, Colorado Office, utilizes supply chain processes and workflow to optimize the manufacture and distribution of inventory from the point of initial product planning through to the end of product lifecycle. Simultaneously, the Senior DSP is tasked with leading a team of non-Senior Planners as they manage end-to-end supply planning processes that include comparative modeling, forecast evaluation and adjustment, unit and bill-of-material cost analysis, and the determination and disposition of obsolescent inventory. As a member of the Inventory Planning team at Hachette, the Senior DSP is tasked with staying ahead of the industry and market curves by continually evaluating not just cost, volume, and revenue, but, also, the ways, hows, and whys of what we do to plan and supply effectively.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize inventory optimization strategies rooted in an MRP approach
  • Forecast multiple data streams, separately, as drivers for efficient and cost-effective manufacture and customer supply plans
  • Manage a localized team of Demand and Supply Planners within a larger, decentralized Inventory Planning team
  • Work closely with department leadership to evaluate KPIs, benchmarking, and exception reporting
  • Improve forecast accuracy through advanced planning solutions and manual, analysis-based correction and adjustment activities
  • Grow and refine an overall demand and supply plan process that facilitates an S&OP environment inclusive of multiple internal and external business partners
  • Perform trend analysis across physical and digital product lines to proactively identify forecast enhancement opportunities as well as exposure points regarding potential excess and/or obsolescent inventory

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Demand Forecasting and Supply Planning experience in Consumer Packaged Goods or Packaged Media with compressed planning cycles
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to influence decision-making while implementing effective solutions across multiple tasks within a multi-team environment
  • An ability to work in executive and interdepartmental team settings. Preference for proven success in an S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) environment
  • Experience with MRP, ERP, and/or APS environments preferred – SAP, JDE, Manugistics, and especially Oracle Demantra. VMI/SMI experience a significant plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years of supply chain experience – demand planning, supply planning, inventory management, and manufacturing/production. APICS certification is preferred
  • An understanding of the financial levers that impact consumer goods supply planning and an ability to speak clearly, confidently, and concisely to strategies incorporating those levers
  • A facility with BI and DW reporting mechanisms. Experience with Microstrategies is a plus, as is SQL proficiency
  • Experience with MS Office 2013, especially Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Click here to apply.


Assistant Marketing Manager — Operations (G-01-17), Globe Pequot

Globe Pequot, the country’s leading regional and enthusiast publisher is seeking a savvy and creative Assistant Marketing Operations Manager to join our growing and successful team.  Located just 2 hours from NYC and Boston in beautiful Guilford, Connecticut – on Connecticut’s famed Long Island Sound shoreline – this is an exciting opportunity to develop, execute and manage marketing operations for the department. Working with the editorial and sales departments this individual will create and track seasonal marketing calendars, create impactful marketing collateral, and manage conferences.

Skill set: 

  • High level of organizational skills
  • Extreme attention to detail and managing multiple deadlines
  • Strong writing and editing abilities
  • Team oriented, but also able to work independently and efficiently
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Proven project management experience with multi-tasking ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe CS5 preferred

The Assistant Marketing Operations Manager develops, implements and tracks seasonal calendars and collateral for the marketing team. Working collaboratively with the sales, editorial and marketing teams, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating and managing seasonal marketing calendars
  • Creating and tracking seasonal co-op and other advertising calendars
  • Assisting with marketing budget tracking and invoicing
  • Creating seasonal marketing collateral, such as catalogs, blads, sell sheets, and more
  • Implementing social media campaigns
  • Managing list launch and sales conference process
  • Event marketing including category trade shows
  • Managing advertising calendar and deadlines
  • Other projects as needed

Qualifications: 

Candidates should have a bachelor’s in Marketing, Communication Arts, English or related discipline with exceptional organizational skills and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Preferably with 1-3 years marketing or project management experience, and a general understanding of the book selling process.

About Globe Pequot:

Globe Pequot is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Our imprints include Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Muddy Boots, Down East, TwoDot, Lone Star, and FalconGuides, and in partnership with expert authors, we publish award-winning books that appeal to a wide range of readers, primarily in the categories of history, biography, sports, children’s, nature, local interest, food, travel and outdoor recreation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Rowman & Littlefield
c/o Human Resources
humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
E.O.E – D/M/V/F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at humanresources@rowman.com.


Associate Marketing Manager — Key Account and Business Development (G-02-17), Globe Pequot

Globe Pequot, the country’s leading regional and enthusiast publisher is seeking an Associate Marketing Manager to join our team.   This position is responsible for owning and driving annual key account and sales channel growth plans as well as key business development opportunities in targeted growth markets. As a new position, this important role will be at the center of achieving monthly and annual revenue targets while working in close partnership with our Marketing and Sales Teams.

Skill set: 

  • Superb organizational, project management, planning and communication skills
  • Effective track record of managing business development
  • Direct account sales presentation experience
  • Track record of effective team collaboration to achieve performance goals

The Associate Manager develops annual key account, sales channel and business development plans ad is responsible for effectively executing these plans against revenue targets.  Responsibilities include: the development of channel and category high profile merchandising and promotion plans; expanding our profile and presence in top-performing accounts; develop, track and drive an aggressive business development plan that opens new accounts with significant revenue growth potential.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Achieve new business development targets
  • Develop effective business development presentation decks
  • Participating in key account and new business development sales presentations
  • Develop and manage, in concert with the Sales & Marketing Teams, a continual business development market research process
  • Grow a network that informs both product and publishing decision-making

Qualifications: 

  • Proven ability to creatively sustain and grow revenue and market reach
  • Market-driven mind-set
  • 5+ years marketing and business development experience
  • Superb communication skills
  • Experience creating, executing and tracking national promotional and business development campaigns
  • Retail marketing experience
  • Publishing experience a plus

About Globe Pequot:

Globe Pequot is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Our imprints include Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Muddy Boots, Down East, TwoDot, Lone Star, and FalconGuides, and in partnership with expert authors, we publish award-winning books that appeal to a wide range of readers, primarily in the categories of history, biography, sports, children’s, nature, local interest, food, travel and outdoor recreation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Rowman & Littlefield
c/o Human Resources
humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
E.O.E – D/M/V/F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at humanresources@rowman.com.


Publications Project Manager, The Dibble Institute

The Dibble Institute is seeking a Publications Project Manager to lead our curriculum development and revision efforts!

We are looking for an organized person with experience in publishing, small business, or project management who can work independently with a minimum of supervision. Knowledge of the research behind youth relationship education is a  definite plus.

A complete job description is available here.

Salary commensurate with experience. This full-time position has generous benefits, including medical, dental, and vision along with paid time off.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this challenging position, please send your cover letter and resume to TopTeam@DibbleInstitute.org.

Please, no telephone calls.

The Dibble Institute is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to helping young people learn the skills necessary for successful romantic relationships, now and in the future. We serve as a national leader in the field of youth relationship education. The Dibble Institute uses research to develop, publish, and distribute materials that help teens and young adults learn how to navigate their romantic lives.

The Dibble Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


Sales Associate, Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press

Under the leadership and guidance of the Sales Manager and the Director of Marketing, the Sales Associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service, establishing and developing strong customer relationships, and selling Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press titles. Daily tasks/duties will include contacting customers (both phone and email), taking orders, responding to requests, outbound marketing and publicity updates, and report generation. The job has the potential for significant creative input. It is expected that the Sales Associate will spend on average 12 hours per week on the job. We offer competitive commissions, a bonus program, a flexible schedule ideal for retirees, stay-at-home parents, grad students, and people with part-time jobs with some time available during weekdays. Please note that this position, as envisioned, does not involve any travel: we expect all sales calls to be made via telephone and/or computer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work consultatively with Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Regularly contact bookstores identified by Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Make sure bookstores are kept informed of frontlist and any current and forthcoming promotions
  • Help resolve problems bookstores may have with Poisoned Pen Press or Felony & Mayhem Press
  • Offer promotional materials to bookstores
  • Take orders
  • Maintain a call / activity log
  • Regularly communicate with sales manager
  • Collaborate with bookstores and solicit their collaboration, in developing promotional programs that will appeal to those stores and their customers
  • Open new bookstore accounts
  • Knowledge of Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press lists, catalogs, discounts, and credit policies

Skills and experience

  • Sales experience required
  • Familiarity with and love for the mystery genre strongly preferred
  • Bookstore or Publishing industry experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel

Who we are

Poisoned Pen Press and Felony & Mayhem Press are two of the best known and well-regarded publishers of mystery fiction in the United States. As independent presses we share a vision of publishing intelligent mysteries for discerning readers.

Send resume including work experience and a brief description of why you would be the right person for this job.

Contact Information
Email books@felonyandmayhem.com


Editor (Acquisition and Development)Fox Chapel Publishing

Fox Chapel Publishing, a growing book and magazine publisher based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced Editor with a background in illustrated book publishing with a focus on craft. Successful candidates will be able to manage a project from start to finish, collaborating with the author, designer, and publisher (and any other relevant contributors) from the acquisition phase, through the book’s production, to final approval to print. A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a minimum of five years of related experience at an illustrated book publisher. This full-time position has generous benefits, including medical and 401k plans and paid holiday and vacation time. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Publishing plan development: working with the publisher to pinpoint areas of future growth, working with the publisher, editorial manager, and sales team to develop a list of titles for each publishing season
  • Manuscript acquisition and development: acquiring new titles to fit the existing line and future publishing plan, working with existing authors to update or repackage existing titles, working with authors during the writing phase to ensure manuscripts meet the intended goals of the finished products
  • Manuscript editing: editing text and preparing manuscript content for delivery to the designer for layout
  • Manuscript review: overseeing the copyediting, proofreading, and indexing of book drafts, overseeing the draft review/approval process, working with the designer and author to execute changes requested by the publisher, copyeditor, proofreader, or other contributors
  • Project management: tracking and managing the author and designer to ensure they meet the project deadlines, keeping the book on schedule and within budget, and confirming Fox Chapel’s standards are met

Skills required:

  • Must be detail oriented and able to independently handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to identify industry trends and developments and highlight unique techniques or information that might be common knowledge to authors and/or industry experts but new and exciting information for readers
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel are required, and familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat are strongly preferred

Special instructions for applicants:

We require a few paragraphs in answer to the questions found at http://fcpweb.com/fcp/editorial/Questions-for-Applicants.pdf as well as a cover letter and resume with recent salary history. Email to HR@foxchapelpublishing.com or mail to

Fox Chapel Publishing
Attn: Human Resources (Editorial)
1970 Broad Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520

Please, no phone calls.


Acquisitions Editor (G-04-16), Globe Pequot

Globe Pequot, a trade division of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking an Acquisitions Editor to join the Editorial Acquisitions Department located in Guilford, CT.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Five plus years of editorial experience.
  • Strong interest in Northeast regional book topics.
  • Excellent editorial vision, judgment, and market savvy.
  • A collegial approach and ability to work well with others in editorial, production, and marketing as well as with authors.
  • An ability to manage deadlines and work independently.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Signing new books that advance strategic and financial goals. This includes generating and evaluating book ideas, soliciting market feedback, presenting proposals to an editorial board, and negotiating publishing agreements.
  • Managing ongoing relationships with current and future publishing partners and assuming responsibility for books already under contract.
  • Working with authors from concept to transmittal to ensure publications that meet high editorial standards and prove successful in the market.
  • Overseeing the publishing process for each title, including serving as primary liaison with the production, design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments.

About Globe Pequot:

Globe Pequot is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Our imprints include Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Taylor Trade, Down East, TwoDot, and FalconGuides, and in partnership with expert authors, we publish award-winning books that appeal to a wide range of readers, primarily in the categories of history, biography, sports, nature, local interest, food, travel and outdoor recreation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Rowman & Littlefield
c/o Human Resources
humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
E.O.E – D/M/V/F


Category Marketing Manager (G-05-16), Globe Pequot

Globe Pequot, the country’s leading regional and enthusiast publisher is seeking a savvy and creative Category Marketing Manager to join our growing and successful team. Located just 2 hours from NYC and Boston in beautiful Guilford, Connecticut – on Connecticut’s famed Long Island Sound shoreline – this is an exciting opportunity to develop, execute and manage innovative marketing programs. Working with partners such as REI, Adidas, Merrell, Citizen Watch, The American Hiking Society, The Access Fund and many more, this individual will drive results with a combination of promotional, merchandising, pro-social and new partnership-driven innovation.

Skill set:

  • Relationship driven
  • Digitally savvy
  • Sales focused
  • Entrepreneurial flair
  • A passion for content

The Category Marketing Manager develops innovative brand and retail partnerships to expand our Outdoor business. Working collaboratively with the Publisher, Marketing Director, Media Engagement Teams, Editorial, Sales and Operations, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing new brand partnerships
  • Innovative & impactful marketing campaigns
  • Achieving new business development targets
  • Retail marketing innovation
  • Social media campaigns
  • Partnering with sales to achieve annual revenue targets
  • Collaboration with category editorial and media engagement teams
  • Expanding market & consumer reach
  • Growing an already thriving marketing network that informs both product and publishing decision-making
  • Event marketing including category trade shows

Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to creatively sustain and grow revenue and market reach
  • Market-driven mind-set that frames opportunities in a commercial context
  • 5+ years marketing and business development experience; publishing experience is helpful but not mandatory
  • Superb communication skills
  • Experience creating, executing and tracking national campaigns and product launches
  • Retail marketing experience
  • Digital marketing experience
  • A keen and native interest in all things outdoors

About Globe Pequot:

Globe Pequot is a vibrant, highly respected independent publisher with a dedication to quality content for a passionate audience. Our imprints include Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, Taylor Trade, Down East, TwoDot, and FalconGuides, and in partnership with expert authors, we publish award-winning books that appeal to a wide range of readers, primarily in the categories of history, biography, sports, nature, local interest, food, travel and outdoor recreation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Rowman & Littlefield
c/o Human Resources
humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
E.O.E – D/M/V/F


Executive Editor, Outdoor Market (Falcon Books) – G-02-16
Globe Pequot / Trade Division of Rowman & Littlefield

Globe Pequot, located in Guilford, Connecticut, a trade division of Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an Executive Editor  who will be responsible for leading and managing the Outdoor Market editorial team, creating and implementing an annual, strategic publishing plan and focusing the team on market growth opportunities while consistently achieving both revenue and profit targets.  This a vital leadership position that requires initiative, a disciplined focus on identifying the best opportunities for growth and partnering with the Marketing and Sales teams to develop and effectively sustain innovative and effective growth plans.

The role will focus on the following areas of responsibility: ensure the editorial team’s consistent performance in acquiring trend-setting, market-driven books within the outdoor market;   drive consistent editorial category growth with a focus on brand publishing partnerships;  manage the team to ensure timely frontlist acquisition while focusing on publishing  high caliber books with sustained market potential; develop and implement publishing plans that fully leverage the category’s core content well;  lead the on-going initiative to sustain and grow the category’s market position in the local guide market; partner with Marketing in the development and implementation of digital content partnerships that drive significant licensing income; and take responsibility for the mentoring and professional development of the Outdoor Market editorial team.

The Executive Editor will also be responsible for the acquisition and development of 15+ category and lead titles on an annual basis.   The on-going development and management of strategic publishing partnerships will be an essential aspect of this role

The Executive Editor will recruit and manage a team to support these objectives while closely partnering across the organization to achieve the Outdoor Market’s publishing and revenue growth objectives.    The position reports to the Publisher of Globe Pequot.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage the Outdoor Market editorial team.
  • Achieve category annual growth and profit targets.
  • Acquire 15+ titles each year that combine to drive GP’s market leadership and growth   performance in the outdoor market.
  • Oversee the management of the overall product development plan, budget and schedule.
  • Drive innovation, track emerging trends and rising star talent as markets evolve.
  • Sustain a thriving marketing network that informs both product and publishing decision-making.

Qualifications:

  • A proven ability to creatively create and sustain revenue and profit growth in a market category.
  • 15+ years of publishing and editorial acquisitions experience.
  • A market-based knowledge and seasoned level of experience in the Outdoor Market.
  • A track record of building and successfully publishing a list of books in an enthusiast, category market.
  • Superb communication skills and the ability to work effectively across a team and with both internal and external brand partners.
  • Effective team management and mentoring experience.
  • Bachelor degree.

About Our Company

Globe Pequot is an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in Guilford, CT, New York City, Boulder, CO, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, salary requirement, and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Rowman & Littlefield/Globe Pequot
c/o Human Resources

humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.  Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at humanresources@rowman.com.


Senior Manager – Production of Periodicals, Books and Digital Products, American Water Works Association

We’re looking for a team player who can lead our publishing professionals in the design, planning and implementation of digital workflows and digital products. Have you developed and implemented digital production processes? Have you provided leadership and guidance to editorial and production teams to maximize digital workflow enhancements with the latest technologies?

If so, then join the American Water Works Association and make a difference. Located in scenic Denver, Colorado, AWWA advances public health by serving the water industry through its publishing program. How can you make a difference?

  • You can contribute by using your expertise in digital periodical and book production to help provide AWWA’s world-respected technical information to the water community around the globe.
  • You can participate as a member of our award-winning Publications team serving our members’ needs by publishing more than 500 water-related books, manuals of practice, industry standards, videos, and more (with approx. 100 new products annually).

The Senior Manager –Production leverages previous experience with electronic publishing to meet our members’ needs for timely, relevant technical content in flexible formats that will enhance AWWA’s market position.

Job Summary

  • Set strategic direction for AWWA production efforts
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of AWWA production processes to include identifying and resolving workflow problems and production challenges
  • Lead teams in the design and implementation of preferred workflows optimized for targeted digital and print outputs
  • Provide guidance on best production practices to AWWA content developers and production team
  • Create and execute plan for the creation of new products by leveraging electronic solutions to content management
  • Manage digital business operations including but not limited to managing expenses to budget and effective contract negotiations with external partners
  • Manage production and design staff to oversee content delivery to multiple channels

Please note – this is not a telecommuting position

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related area with minimum of five years’ periodical and book production experience in a digital publishing environment required that includes five years’ experience with digital publishing applications (eXtyles, Typeify, LaTex, Design Science MathType and MathFLow, XML Editor, various manuscript submission systems.) Three years’ supervisory experience required. Proficiency in MS Office suite.

Scientific or engineering publishing experience strongly preferred.
Successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of eBook and ePublishing standards and have effective project management skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effectively manage partnerships with internal and external customers.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications. AWWA offers a comprehensive benefits package where employees are immediately eligible and vested in our retirement savings plan with a 3% company match and 6% employer contribution.

To apply, click here. Position open until filled.

Additional information about working at AWWA is available at http://www.awwa.org/about-us/work-with-us.aspx As an employer dedicated to equal employment opportunity, minorities, women, veterans and disabled are encouraged to apply.

AWWA is the largest membership organization of water industry professionals in North America. Our mission is to provide solutions to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource.