Production Manager

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Production Manager

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University of Virginia Press

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-24-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Press has an exciting opportunity for an experienced book professional. We are seeking a Production Manager to oversee the production of approximately 70 new titles a year as well as reprints. The incumbent will be responsible for setting and maintaining schedules and budgets and for overseeing the work of outside vendors in close coordination with department colleagues. Candidates must have a strong command of print book production and manufacturing and a solid understanding of typography and layout. Organizational/planning and communication skills are essential, with the ability to demonstrate agility under tight deadlines and in changing publishing environments.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years' experience in professional book publishing and strong technical skills using Excel and databases, as well as an understanding of Adobe Creative Suite and XML/ePubs. A bachelor's degree is preferred. The position is a full-time, University staff position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Strong command of print book production (offset and digital); knowledge of typography and layout.
-Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to strategize and demonstrate agility under tight deadlines.
-Ability to prepare and manage budgets and to project individual title costs for pricing and budgeting.
-Ability to communicate effectively.

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