Digital Publishing Assistant
Hyde Park Campus
About the Unit
Since its origins in 1890 as one of the three main divisions of the University of Chicago, the Press has embraced as its mission the obligation to disseminate scholarship of the highest standard and to publish serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life. Through our books and journals, we seek not only to advance scholarly conversation within and across traditional disciplines but, in keeping with the University of Chicago's experimental tradition, to help define new areas of knowledge and intellectual endeavor.
The Digital Publishing Assistant is responsible for maintaining e-book workflow, monitoring inventory at our e-bookselling partners, and backlist e-book digitization projects.
- Oversee frontlist and backlist e-book publication
- Monitor e-book vendor inventory and pricing
- Maintain internal records of e-book creation, delivery, and sales
- Oversee the creation and collection of abstracts and keywords for selected titles
- Assist in metadata creation and maintenance
- Other duties, as required
- Strong analytical ability required.
- Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet software preferred.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Creativity required.
- Interpersonal skills required.
- Customer service skills required.
- Ability to coordinate a wide variety of tasks under time pressure required
- Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries required.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
- Ability to work as part of a team required.
- Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
- Ability to manage stressful situations required.
- Ability to represent organizations positively to internal and external clients required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Graduate work preferred.
- A minimum two years of related experience required.
- Experience using e-books preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Microsoft Office.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
- Requires extensive keyboard and mouse use.
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Job is Exempt?
Drug Test Required?
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
Health Screen Required?
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