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Acquisitions Editor

Requisition #: 62585
Role: ATP
Level: 4
Range: PE
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 5 days week 7.50 hours day
Contact: Homewood Human Resources (410) 516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Acquisitions
Location: Homewood Campus - 3400 N. Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
commensurate with experience

General Description:

Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a creative, entrepreneurial editor to acquire 20 to 30 new book titles annually in the areas of US history and politics, as well as the history of science and technology. The Acquisitions Editor works with our Editorial Director to establish priorities and consults with qualified academics at Johns Hopkins and other universities to ensure the resulting publishing program reflects the university’s strengths and serves the markets involved. The Editor keeps the Johns Hopkins University Press program at the forefront of the field. He or she attends key professional meetings, cultivates relationships with scholars, engages deeply with the relevant literature, and participates in the scholarly community

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Editor contacts prospective authors using all available means; solicits and evaluates proposals for trade books, professional monographs, course and textbooks, reference works, book series, and (in cooperation with the journals division publisher) journals for their likely contribution to the Press’s substantial list; arranges for projects to be independently reviewed by experts; negotiates contracts for books and book series; works with authors to ensure they meet contractual terms regarding the timing of submission and the form of the materials to be submitted for production; prepares publishing plans for projects when they are ready to go into production; works with editorial, design, and production, departments to ensure the efficient production of projects in print and digital formats, and with marketing and sales departments to ensure the most effective distribution of books to their intended audiences; presents new and proposed book projects to the Press’s staff, its editorial board, and its sales representatives; and prepares annual qualitative and quantitative assessments of the lists along with list profiles and other materials to help market and promote the list.

Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree required, with advanced degree preferred. Minimum of five years publishing, with a record of successful acquisitions experience required; 5 - 10 yrs experience preferred.

Advanced verbal, writing, and decision-making skills; ability to exercise sound judgment; initiative and ability to handle a large variety of tasks and details.

Acquisitions Editor - Public Health, Global Health, & Health Policy

Requisition #: 63612
Role: ATP
Level: 4
Range: PE
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 5 days week 7.50 hours day
Contact: Homewood Human Resources (410) 516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Acquisitions
Location: Homewood Campus - 3400 N. Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
commensurate with experience

General Description:

Johns Hopkins University Press seeks an Editor in the fields of Public Health, Global Health, and Health Policy to develop its growing presence in the field. The Editor commissions book projects, reviews solicited and unsolicited book proposals and manuscripts, and selects projects for publication in conjunction with the Press's editorial committees. The primary duties and responsibilities of the job include:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Editorial Director to acquire, plan, and develop projects that expand the Press’s presence in the fields of public health, epidemiology, health policy, and international health.
  • Identifies, acquires, contracts, and develops between 15 and 20 new books and digital projects for publication each year with a special emphasis on text and course books in the field.
  • Maintains current and productive working relationships with authors.
  • Develops an understanding of the scholarship and general interest literature in the field, as well as a network of contacts, advisors, and authors in these fields.
  • Manages the press’s rigorous peer review process for book in this field.
  • Analyzes manuscript complexities and prepares sales projections and preliminary book budgets.
  • Prepares and presents dockets to the Press’s internal editorial committee and Faculty Editorial Board.
  • Contracts with authors and others (e.g., translators, developmental editors, illustrators).
  • Works closely with the Editorial Director to attain stated list-building goals, to acquire promising authors and books, and to maintain relations with authors and customers.
  • Works collaboratively with staff in Manuscript Editing, Design and Production, and Marketing and Sales to ensure that books and electronic editions are edited and produced to appropriate standards and within budget.
  • Collaborates with Journals Division and Project MUSE staff as needed.
  • Some travel required.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. Three years experience in scholarly publishing required, with some record of acquisition achievement in STEM fields desired. Five to seven years’ experience in scholarly, higher education, or professional publishing preferred.

Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with the field of Public Health, Global Health, and Health Policy, scholarly communications, and editorial and production processes.
  • Familiarity with textbook publishing.
  • Advanced verbal, writing, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Initiative and ability to handle a large variety of tasks and details.

Electronic Publishing Production Specialist

Requisition #: 64066
Role: ATO
Level: 2
Range: OE
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 7.50 hours day 5 days week
Contact: 2701 N Charles Street
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Tech Services
Location: 2701 N Charles Street
Approximate
Starting Salary:
Low $30s

General Description:

Project MUSE is a multi-million dollar electronic database of academic journals in the humanities and social sciences. We produce over 400 academic journals as well as front-list and back-list monographs from over 80 academic publishers. Project MUSE is a division within The Johns Hopkins University Press, one of the largest of the US-based university presses. In continuous operation since 1878, the Press has been and remains a leader in scholarly book, journal, and digital publishing.

The position of Production Specialist will work with content from scholarly publications including journals, books and electronic references. The Production Specialist supports content in a variety of Web-based formats including PDF, HTML, multimedia, and XML. The daily activities of this position include assigning ebooks to subject discipline collections as well as PDF creation and manipulation, XML manipulation, Web publishing, troubleshooting production schedules and PDF/XML file editing. The candidate should be comfortable in a fast-paced production environment with competing priorities while maintaining an excellent attention to detail

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting to assign ebooks to subject discipline collections
  • PDF quality control
  • XML quality control
  • Table of Contents quality control
  • Special projects as assigned

Qualifications:

High School/GED. Bachelors in a social science or humanities field preferred. Minimum of 2 years of production experience in Web publishing. Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits = 1 year of experience).

Special skills and knowledge:

  • Diligent work habits and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, creative problem-solver with an excellent attention to detail
  • Must be a team player
  • Willingness to learn new applications and follow web standards Technical Skills
  • Proficiency in technologies for electronic publishing including Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficiency in web publishing technologies including HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of XML
  • Knowledge of web standards and web browser capabilities and ability to create cross-browser compliant publications
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance and ADA accessibility standards and tools for both Web page and PDF publishing a plus
  • Ability to learn new electronic publishing technologies
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues and errors

Customer Service Representative

Requisition #: 64132
Role: ATO
Level: 2
Range: OC
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: 5 days week 7.50 hours day
Contact: Homewood HR 410-516-7196
Personnel Area: Academic Centers
Org Unit: Fulfillment
Location: 2701 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD
Approximate
Starting Salary:
$23,835 - $32,832 (Commensurate with experience)

General Description:

The Customer Service Representative is responsible for order processing, sponsor relationships, customer service and subscription fulfillment for associated journals published by the Press.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

This position serves as customer service liaison with sponsor organizations; maintains positive relations with sponsoring organizations and their members; oversees special accounting and reporting needs for those organizations. The Customer Service Representative will also see that all records are accurately maintained; process payments and post individual accounts.

Qualifications:

High School/GED required. AA degree or related coursework or higher college degree preferred.

Minimum 2 years customer service and data entry experience in a fast paced environment preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula (30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal customer service skills. Good aptitude for figures and attention to detail.

Knowledge of journals publishing or subscription fulfillment process preferred.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Homewood HR Divisional Office at 410-516-7196. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.