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Career Opportunities


Publishing Assistant and Permissions Coordinator

Georgetown University Press (GUP) seeks a Publishing Assistant and Permissions Coordinator to handle a wide range of responsibilities including permissions coordination and office management. Located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, DC, GUP publishes 40 new titles annually and several journals in five subject areas: bioethics, international affairs, languages & linguistics, political science, and religion & ethics.

The Publishing Assistant and Permissions Coordinator reports to the Digital Publishing & Rights Manager and interacts with all departments. Additional responsibilities include processing author/editor contracts; assisting with subrights licensing; maintaining database records and digital archive; processing permissions and generating revenue reports; creating and monitoring budgets; assisting the business manager with royalties; overseeing computer systems and equipment; and providing various support services to all departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the humanities.
  • Ideal candidate should have some experience in publishing and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish numerous tasks simultaneously; candidate must be extremely well organized and possess strong attention to detail and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Adobe Acrobat required; experience and proficiency with databases, especially FileMakerPro or the Allbooks database, a plus.
  • While employees have flexible hours, telecommuting is not available for this position.

Cover letter and resume should indicate how the candidate can contribute to the success and growth of Georgetown University Press. Applications will be accepted until February 13, 2015, and should be submitted here. No phone calls, please. Georgetown University Press is an equal opportunity employer; minority and veteran applicants are encouraged to apply.

Freelance Opportunities

If you are seeking freelance work, you may send a resume and supporting materials to:

Georgetown University Press

 Attn: Freelance Opportunities

3240 Prospect Street, NW

Washington, DC 20007