Director of Editing, Design, and Production
The Press publishes 180 new books and e-books and 40 paperback reprints per year for the trade, scholarly, higher education, and professional markets. The Director of Editing, Design, and Production will be responsible for overseeing our newly merged manuscript editorial and production/design departments. The Director of EDP will be responsible for the Press’s book editing and manufacturing budgets, the editorial/production workflows, and relations with vendors. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of EDP will participate in strategic planning for the Press, communicate the Press’s strategic goals to the department, and plan the support and implementation of these goals. The Director of EDP will set overall production values, standards, and policies; coordinate all phases of the production process; streamline schedules; and explore opportunities for cost savings and new efficiencies in the production pipeline, while maintaining a high quality of editing and design.
Skills and qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 7 years of related experience required.
- Demonstrated effective management skills, with at least 5 years’ management experience
- Demonstrated leadership skills. A strong editing and production background, including high-level knowledge of digital technology, and proven ability to maneuver in a fast-changing environment
- At least 5 years’ experience overseeing publishing operations for a scholarly publisher; trade experience a plus
- Proven abilities in change management with successful outcomes
- Proven track record as a collaborative, flexible colleague with strong communications skills
- Strong budget planning and management skills
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize projects under deadline pressure
- Ability to continuously monitor quality standards and to review and refine workflow processes
- Proficiency in Excel, Filemaker Pro, and ability to adapt to new databases
- Knowledge of Biblio 3 by Virtusales a plus
Paid Internships, per semester, up to 15 hours per week
Columbia University Press is looking for interns to work in several departments including Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights or Marketing. You will have the opportunity to assist on a range of tasks relating to the publication of academic books in a variety of fields including literary studies, translation, journalism, social work, continental theory, film, food, and history. We’re looking for someone who is responsible, committed, detail-oriented and has a career interest in publishing. This is a paid internship, which may also be eligible for course or program credit.
Please send a cover letter and resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify in the subject which department you are interested in (Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights or Marketing).