Production Coordinator – Chemeketa Press

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Production Coordinator–Chemeketa Press

Position Summary

Chemeketa Press is a start-up, in-house textbook publishing company at Chemeketa that competes with commercial textbook publishers by publishing effective, printed textbooks that never cost more than $40 and are usually under $20. For the last two years, this project has supported Chemeketa faculty as they develop new textbooks, from planning to drafting to editing manuscripts and from book design to production to publication. In the coming years, it will also prepare books for distribution beyond the college and explore partnerships with other schools. 

This position oversees the development process from start to finish and supports the general operations of the Press. If you're the ideal candidate, it's because you have practical experience with project management systems and principles -- and you enjoy that sort of thing. You know how to plan, draft, and edit a book manuscript. You understand the basics of digital and print publication. You also have the skills to teach yourself new skills quickly. Most importantly, you have the imagination, confidence, and patience to build something entirely new and then set it aside a month later when a better idea comes along.

Why Chemeketa?

You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve

Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens. Full-time enrollment increased by 35% in the last five years.

Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training.

We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer

The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).



$4,151.00 - $6,335.00 Monthly


A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

At least one year of project management experience in a complex production environment
Professional experience with book publishing systems

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at  

We are an EO/AA/ADA institution


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