Manager III - Managing Editor 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 201900072S Title Manager III - Managing Editor Texas Review Press FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary<br /><br/><a href=>SHSU Salary Table</a>

$3,846 to $5,556 per month

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

Bachelor’s degree in humanities-based field, Master’s degree or PhD preferred. 4 years related experience, including 1-4 years of experience working for a university press, a well-established literary press, or in a related field, as an acquisitions editor for academic and trade books in the humanities with a demonstrated track record of list-building and ability to identify emerging areas of scholarship is required. Acquisitions areas include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, food studies, and regional studies.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Performs complex managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of The Texas Review Press.

Primary Responsibilities

• Coordinate peer review processes, including maintaining lists of reviewers, requesting reader reports, following-up with readers, receiving reports, interpreting the reports, and providing feedback to authors; create, maintain, and monitor editorial schedules; ensure that manuscripts come in on schedule; review copyedited and proofread material; travel to conferences and scholarly events to support the press’s acquisitions program; including all aspects of manuscript preparation, development, and organization; experience working collaboratively with manuscript editing, production, and marketing; and experience assessing fiscal requirements of individual books.
• Work closely with students, professors, and staff in the SHSU English Department. TRP is a teaching arm of the university, and as such, interns provide much of the staff hours needed and are recompensed financially and with real-world publishing experience.
• Under the supervision and guidance of the press Director, oversees all editorial processes for all published titles. Works closely with the Director to establish goals and objectives for the day-to-day operations of the press. Manages the activities of interns and staff in the Texas Review Press. Develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals. Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates policies and procedures, and establishes and maintain documentation of editorial workflow, publishing procedures, and transparent management and budgetary process. Develops schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals. Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations. Monitors budget expenditures. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Oversees the preparation of management and productivity reports and studies. Manages programs focusing on continuous process improvement. Manages staff development plans and activities. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.

Other Specifications

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to manage business functions. Communicates with other university departments, personnel, and other agencies.
• Thorough knowledge of academic book publishing processes required.
• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors at a working proficiency level is required. Highly developed interpersonal skills are a must for this position.
• Working proficiency in the use of computer software applications is required, MS Word and Excel. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks.
• Demonstrated working proficiency communicating with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive manner while appreciating the unique contribution of diverse individuals is required.
• Knowledge of trends in electronic publishing, basic publishing permissions, rights, fair use policies, and The Chicago Manual of Style is required.
• Working knowledge of contracts, permissions, and royalties required.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Please submit the following:
-Letter of Application that addresses publishing experience and philosophy
-Contact information of 3 professional references
-All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial screening)

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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.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
    Screening Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * How did you learn about this position?
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
      • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
      • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
      • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
      • Association for Women in Science
      • TWC - Work in Texas
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Higher Ed Jobs
      • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
      • SHSU Website
      • SHSU Employee
      • Other
    3. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Have you ever worked for a University or College? If yes, please explain.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Do you have any experience with publishing? If yes, please describe.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Do you have experience working with publicity and/or marketing efforts for authors? Please explain.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Do you have experience with trade shows, writing or publishing conferences and in what capacity? Please explain.

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 3/14/2019
    Application Due: 4/8/2019
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