Director, Texas Review Press

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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition 201800015ES Title Director, Texas Review Press FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate based on education and experience

Department Dept of English Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s degree in a related Arts and Humanities discipline preferred. Five years of experience in a related field. Seven years experience working at a literary or university press as a Director, Marketing and/or Design Manager, Managing Editor, or Acquisitions Editor preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Performs complex and highly advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the Texas Review Press.

Primary Responsibilities

Develops, shares, and implements a vision for the press that embraces its core focus on the literary arts while maintaining a secondary focus that encompasses the broad demographics of the region. Provides professional training and ongoing mentorship of graduate student interns as well as professional press staff. Coordinates with the MFA program director, faculty, and the Texas Review editor on program goals, curriculum, and literary offerings. Serves as the primary acquisitions editor within the press and leads an editorial, production, and sales/marketing team to execute the press’ long-term goals. Actively represents and promotes the interests of the press throughout the university, scholarly community, and publishing industry. Serves as a public representative of the press at regional and national academic conferences, trade shows, and book fairs as well as with key contacts and events within the university and community, including an active friends group. Maintains comprehensive knowledge of current trends and developments in publishing, including electronic publishing, and implements such knowledge strategically. Pursues and maintains relationships with national and regional agencies and other entities. Establishes documentation of editorial workflow, publishing procedures, and transparent management and budgetary processes. Oversees financial management to ensure fiscal stability. Establishes a peer review process in line with publishing industry best practices. Teaches one Practicum in Publishing course per year in the Department of English (pending credentialing). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Provides leadership and oversight to a department. Must exhibit a high level of professionalism and maturity, executive ability, and a keen understanding of protocol. Ability to organize work effectively and prioritizes objectives. Ability to exercise discretion, excellent reasoning, and independent judgment. Assists in the development of policies and operational procedures for the overall department. Skilled in directing multiple tasks, setting priorities, and organizing operations. Asset and fiscal resources management skills preferred. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with administration, faculty, staff, and the public. Strong communication skills, both orally and written. Requires the critical judgment for the department, in which very serious consequences on decision-making can occur. Interprets and applies complex directives, policies, regulations, statues, and procedures, and/or written guidelines for a department or major work group.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/21/2018
    Application Due: 1/21/2019
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