Acquisitions Assistant

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Acquisitions Assistant

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: University of Virginia Press

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-12-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Press seeks an acquisitions assistant to support editors in the acquisition of new books in the fields of history, political science, literature, and religious studies. The acquisitions assistant helps with the review of manuscripts under consideration, the preparation of project dockets for meetings, and the transmittal of approved manuscripts to editing and design/production.

He or she manages the acquisitions editors' administrative responsibilities regarding all proposals and manuscripts, maintains all routine procedures and processes regarding authors, readers, databases, and communications between the acquisitions department and other departments at the Press.

Desirable characteristics include familiarity with academic and/or publishing environments, strong organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, excellent attention to accuracy and detail, and the ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Attention to detail
Ability to juggle multiple priorities with minimal supervision

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