Digital Publishing Assistant

Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Aug 04, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Publishers & Presses
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Hyde Park Campus

Department
5674580 Press/Journals

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.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Digital Publishing Assistant is responsible for maintaining e-book workflow, monitoring inventory at our e-bookselling partners, and backlist e-book digitization projects.

Responsibilities:
  • 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


Competencies:
  • 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.


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Graduate work preferred.


Experience:
  • 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.


Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Hourly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
37.5

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
No

Posting Date
2018-08-03-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2019-02-03-08:00

Posting Statement:

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Full time
JR02384

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

To learn more about the university click here http://www.uchicago.edu/

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