Print Production Manager

United States, North America
Jan 03, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Publishers & Presses
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Unit Job Summary: The Print Production Manager will manage all aspects of electronic and print production operations for the Economics Research Center, Professor James Heckman, his staff, his collaborators, and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity project. The Manager will maintain schedules, staffing, work quality performance, and workflow efficiency from edited manuscripts through daily output or final publication. The Manger will also work with internal or external agencies, as needed, to obtain typesetting and content and format requirements. The Manger will communicate daily work assignments to the Center's Associate Director, and other relevant parties, in order to contribute to effective general operations of the Center, and will communicate with the Center's administrative and research teams to anticipate workloads. The Manager will work with the management team to establish and maintain efficient workflow procedures and accurate output, as well as to assess efficient staffing composition. The Manager will supervise and train other staff, both full- and part-time. The Manager will investigate any delays, errors, or quality issues and is expected to work with the respective parties to resolve problems. Proactively develop and follow quality assurance procedures, and effective electronic organizational systems. The Manager will also typeset electronic and print articles (including journal articles, book chapters, grant proposals and talk presentations), gather materials as requested, and has final responsibility for all components of the Production team. The Manager will investigate new technologies as needed to improve the output of electronic and printed materials. This position requires someone with initiative and flexibility, and who can work successfully with various groups of individuals. The candidate must be team-oriented, be able to negotiate and manage interpersonal communication effectively, and have demonstrated the ability to coordinate work with other individuals and groups. The Manager will be expected to execute various projects which will require good judgment and planning. The ability to work evening, holiday and weekend hours as needed is required. Other duties may be assigned.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel, LaTeX, Adobe Professional suite required. Experience with HTML, WinEdt, BiBTeX, and JabRef required. Experience with add-ons, such as MathType and EndNote, preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills, in English are required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Writing and proofreading experience required. Patience and tact are required. Ability to lead teams effectively is required. Supervisory skills required. Project management skills required. Knowledge of current typesetting and book manufacturing processes required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Interpersonal skills required. Negotiation skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Analytical skills required. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Proficiency with computers required. Knowledge of desktop publishing, Web authoring/design and graphic design software required.