STEPS Acquisitions and Rights Assistant

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Job Title:

STEPS Acquisitions and Rights Assistant

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

89004:University Press

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


Required Related Experience:

2 years

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods


40 hours/week for 6 months, then may transition to part-time.

Job Summary:

The University Press of Kentucky publishes 50-60 academic and trade books per year. The Acquisitions and Rights Assistant will provide clerical support to the director and to acquisitions staff. Responsibilities include communicating through written and verbal correspondence with individuals involved in the manuscript evaluation and publishing processes; working with outside readers, maintaining an organized system of tracking manuscripts and accompanying materials, conducting library research, responding to email and phone queries; preparing manuscripts for the editorial department, maintaining acquisitions section of press database, and scanning/clearing book contract rights for future content sales.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Publishing; attention to detail; communication

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Preferred 3 years related experience

University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/11/2021
Application Due: 5/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time