Position Description
Press Princeton University Press
Production and Design
Digital Production Assistant (Temporary Assignment – 12 months)


Princeton University Press (PUP) seeks a Digital Production Assistant to join our Production team. This is an entry level role and ideally suited for a recent college graduate who is interested in a publishing career. The ideal candidate possesses strong office management abilities, and is proficient in Excel; experience in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Acrobat, is a plus. As a Digital Production Assistant you will work under the direction of the Manager of Digital Production to support them on the project workflow for key initiatives at PUP, such as the Princeton Legacy Library (PLL) and other Print on Demand (POD) projects.

This position is a full-time 12 month temporary assignment with the potential to convert to regular-status employment at the end of the assignment. The base rate for this position is $17.85 an hour. The Press is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s campus that is walking distance from downtown and with easy car access to Route 1.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists with metadata for the backlist digitization project (PLL), especially with bibliographic metadata such as BISAC/BIC codes and trim size, assigning ISBNs, and finding descriptive copy
  • Performs quality assurance checks of scanned PDF files
  • Checks spreadsheets for scanned titles, identifies ones that need to be scanned and sources those files
  • Coordinates with Sales and Production for large POD projects, as well as ongoing monthly POD setup
  • Support for Digital Production trafficking and monitoring (ebook ordering, reprint/delayed paperback corrections, PRSO)
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed



  • Minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent experience
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, with experience in Excel spreadsheet reporting
  • Experience in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe CC a plus
  • Must be detailed oriented and manage multiple tasks to meet production deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with metadata a plus
  • Ability to work well both independently and with others and to synthesize feedback
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An interest in publishing and the dissemination of knowledge


Interested candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements and resumé to: resumes@press.princeton.edu

Only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit http://press.princeton.edu/.


Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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