Position Description
Press Rutgers University Press
Production and Design
Production Editor/Coordinator


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Production Editor/Coordinator for Rutgers University Press. This position is responsible for production editorial and coordination for book publication projects from edited manuscript to printed book:

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Supervises front-list manuscript editorial and production stages on selected books. 
• Evaluates and codes manuscripts to prepare them for packagers and/or copyeditors, typesetters, and eBook vendors; traffics manuscripts to and from vendors and checks their work
• Reviews author supplied art; layout, design, and production of proofs; assigns and reviews selected jacket/cover designs. 
• Prepares estimates and bids for printing books and jackets/covers; requisitions purchase orders, and tracks invoices for payment. 
• Attends reprint meetings and assists in identifying titles for reprint or reissue, educates self on locating and retrieving RUP archived materials. 
• trains and supervises student interns.
• Checks and evaluates quality of work at all stages.
• Maintains title P&L, tracks costs; creates and maintains schedules. 
• Manages title record data entry for assigned fields and schedule in Firebrand database.
• Responsible for compliance with University procurement policies.
• Researches new production technologies and makes recommendations
• Researches and makes suggestions for best practices for recovery and reuse of archived files.

Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the field.
• Also requires a minimum of two years’ experience in publishing, especially in copyediting, proofreading, project management, design, and typesetting or ePub.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are necessary for the position, and the ability to meet deadlines and handle stress. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and courteously in writing, over the telephone, and in person, are essential
• Expertise in Microsoft Word essential, must be comfortable with evolving technology in a publishing environment
• Thorough knowledge of scholarly style manuals—Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA, and/or scientific style manuals like CBE and AMA.
• Responsible for compliance with University procurement policies.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat and MS Excel strongly preferred. XML or CSS coding preferred, but not essential. 
• Experience with paperless workflows
• Academic work beyond the B.A., especially in fields in which the Press publishes.
• Interest in cross-training, flexibility with changing job responsibilities as technology changes.

Equipment Utilized

• Microsoft Word (including track changes), XML coding, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, databases, server and cloud based archiving.
• Familiarity with academic styles and discourse, especially in the disciplines in which RUP publishes

To apply

Please submit your application for posting #17ST2992 via the Rutgers University job portal: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/50839

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References


Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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