Career Opportunities/Info for Freelancers

Editorial and Production Coordinator

 


Georgetown University Press (GUP) seeks a creative and motivated Editorial and Production Coordinator to assist with the editorial and production processes of books and journals in a variety of print and digital formats. 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. 


Responsibilities: 


• Possess exceptional organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks supporting approximately 40 print and digital books and three journals per year.

• Oversee all aspects of a demanding and continuous reprint and on-demand publishing program.

• Coordinate the scheduling and tracking of projects, resolving editorial questions and problems, and ensuring adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style. 

• Prepare book projects for editing and typesetting, including a pre-copyedit and art analysis and document clean up (inputting or merging corrections). 

• Communicate with authors and editors about manuscripts and proofs in a timely and professional manner.

• Assist the department manager in hiring vendors, editors, indexers, and designers, and assist in evaluating designs for both text and covers.  

• Manage the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) program.

• Support the day-to-day work of the Press by organizing and maintaining project files and documentation.


Qualifications:


• Minimum of three years’ experience in publishing, with a thorough knowledge of digital publishing. 

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the humanities.

• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style is ideal; strong editorial skills to include a thorough knowledge of standard editorial practices, mastery of English language (grammar, usage, and spelling), and superior attention to detail.

• Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to shift focus quickly and juggle multiple priorities.

• Knowledge of HTML, XML, file conversion, and post-production ebook preparation is preferred. Demonstrated ability in a variety of computer programs and Adobe creative products and demonstrated facility with both Macs and PCs.

• The candidate who accepts the position must be willing to reside in the Washington, DC area. While employees have flexible hours, telecommuting is not available for this position.


Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, August 6, 2014, and can be completed here. No phone calls, please. Georgetown University Press is an equal opportunity employer; minority and veteran applicants are encouraged to apply.   

 

 

Website Administrator and Exhibits Coordinator


Georgetown University Press, a scholarly publisher of books and journals, seeks a Website Administrator and Exhibits Coordinator. This position supports the Marketing and Sales Director to develop and implement marketing strategies that drive consumer awareness of approximately 40 new titles per year and three journals. Responsibilities include maintaining the press-wide database and the press website, disseminating new title information to major trading partners, handling logistics for conference exhibits, and contributing to social media efforts.


Responsibilities: 


• Supporting all departments at the Press by managing and administering its Press-wide FileMaker Pro database; working with staff to make changes and improvements to the database as necessary.

• Planning and coordinating conference exhibits, both Press attended or unattended, in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented fashion. Some attendance and travel may be required. Prepare annual exhibit budgets as well as reports on exhibits to measure success, including sales and orders for examination copies.

• Preparing and submitting advance information about new and forthcoming titles to book industry databases; maintaining efficient, accurate, and frequent flow of title information (metadata) including price and status changes to all appropriate industry contacts.

• Updating and maintaining complete book information on our in-house database, press website, elsewhere.

• Preparing cover images for electronic distribution and maintaining an archive of images.

• Managing and administering the Press website by performing frequent upload of information to the site, updating content, analyzing statistics and sales, and ensuring that all the information on the site is correct.

• Managing availability of ebooks for sale through the Press website.

• Communicating through social media platforms with customers, authors, and other stakeholders.

• Assisting in the creation of title information sheets for national accounts such as Barnes & Noble.

• Other duties may include: coordinating mailings, scheduling meetings, creating and distributing reports.


Qualifications:


• Ability to prioritize and accomplish numerous tasks simultaneously; candidates must be extremely well organized and possess strong attention to detail and follow-up skills.

• Ability to work independently and within deadlines; ideal candidate will excel at time management, will have strong organizational, writing and communication skills, and work well within a team and individually.

• Overnight travel will be required on occasion.

• Must be able to set up and dismantle exhibits and be able to lift or maneuver boxes of books and materials; such boxes may weight thirty to forty (30–40) pounds.

• Bachelor’s Degree in the arts and sciences, especially languages, communications, journalism, or social sciences, or in a relevant pre-professional program (business or law).

• Experience running or contributing to social media efforts (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.)  for a company or organization is preferred.

• Basic HTML and/or web design principles.

• Experience with FileMaker Pro and/or database design required.

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office required; Adobe Creative Suite an enormous plus.

• At least one year experience in marketing or promotions with a company or organization; prior book publishing experience preferred but not required.

• The candidate who accepts the position must be willing to reside in the Washington, DC area. While employees have flexible hours, telecommuting is not available for this position.


Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, August 6, 2014 and can be completed 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

gupress@georgetown.edu