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Johns Hopkins University Press Employment Opportunities

Database Programmer

General Description

The Database Programmer is responsible for new development and maintenance of the Press’s FileMaker database system and its integration with enterprise systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The position maintains and troubleshoots all regularly scheduled reporting and other automated database activity on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Consults and communicates with on-site and remote database users to fix reported problems and provide user support. Under supervision of the IT Project Manager / Senior Analyst, the Database Programmer designs, writes, documents, and tests new database features and updates. Monitors and optimizes performance of multiple FileMaker servers. Keeps job knowledge of FileMaker Pro and related systems up-to-date through self-study and professional contacts.


Bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience required. Additional education may substitute for experience and additional experience may substitute for education per the JHU equivalency formula (Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate credits = 1 year of experience).

Special Knowledge and Skills:

  • Two years’ experience in FileMaker Pro development is preferred.
  • Proficient in SQL, XML, HTML, JavaScript, Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytic, and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly in both verbal and written formats.
  • Strong technical literacy, including familiarity with modern trends in technology software,
  • platforms, operating systems, and programming languages.
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Sr. Acquisitions Editor for Consumer Health

General Description

Johns Hopkins University Press seeks an enterprising and passionate Senior Acquisitions Editor to acquire about 20 new book projects each year in Consumer Health. The Senior Acquisitions Editor will report to our Editorial Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with our Editorial Director to establish priorities and consult with qualified academics at Johns Hopkins University and other universities to ensure the resulting publishing program reflects Johns Hopkins’s standing among the world’s leading life sciences;
  • Manage and develop our substantial book program in Consumer Health, and related fields;
  • Work with the Editorial Director and the Press Director to develop a strategic editorial plan for aggressive growth of the list;
  • Keep the Johns Hopkins University Press’s publications at the forefront of these fields and closely track original and consequential research suitable for publication in book form;
  • Regularly visit key campuses, attend professional conferences, cultivate relationships with leading researchers and authors, and engage deeply with the relevant literature;
  • Contact prospective authors using all available means, and commission book-length works that will make valuable contributions to existing knowledge and are aimed at a general audience;
  • Evaluate resulting proposals for trade books and reference works, and book series;
  • Evaluate the illustration programs for these projects, including photography, technical drawing, charts, and graphs;
  • Arrange for projects to be independently reviewed by qualified experts;
  • Negotiate contracts for books and book series; work with authors to ensure that contractual terms are met; prepare publishing plans for projects ready to go into production;
  • Work with editorial, production, and design departments to ensure the efficient production of projects in print and digital formats, and with marketing and sales departments to ensure the effective distribution of books to their intended audiences;
  • Present new and proposed book projects to the Press’s staff, its editorial board, and its sales representatives;
  • Prepare annual qualitative and quantitative assessments of the list along with list profiles and other materials to help market and promote the list as needed;
  • Work cooperatively with our team of acquisitions editors and assistants;
  • Set standards of professionalism and leadership in interactions with all internal staff;
  • Represent and act as an ambassador for the Johns Hopkins University Press in all external interactions;
  • Perform other duties as needed or required.

Note: Campus and conference travel is expected


Bachelor's degree and three years of publishing experience required. Previous experience with trade and consumer health publishing preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skills:

  • A strong track record of acquisitions in the field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven analytic ability
  • Knowledge of the higher education community
  • Ability to work with academic authors
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, particularly scholarly publishing.
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Exhibits and Advertising Coordinator

General Description

The Exhibits and Advertising Coordinator position will organize and implement a variety of marketing tactics. The overall impact of this function is an increased awareness and adoption of 80+ JHUP journal products and services among our target audiences.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Coordinating all logistics associated with JHUP Journals exhibits including: scheduling, managing expenses, materials preparation and ordering, sponsorship coordination, booth set-up and installation; on-site sales/customer service, results reporting, and prospect follow-up.

  • Working with the JHUP Books and MUSE staff to ensure that JHUP journals are properly represented at their scheduled meeting exhibits.
  • Administering mail list rental processes.
  • Coordinating journal abstracting and indexing processes.
  • Maintaining a database of advertising sales contacts.
  • Receiving, reviewing, confirming, recording, coordinating, and processing all advertising insertion orders and materials to ensure that advertisements are accurately published.
  • Coordinating advertising billing and collection activities.
  • Providing advertising sales support.
  • Executing additional activities as directed by the Marketing Manager.


High School Diploma/GED required. College degree preferred. 3-5 years experience in marketing, journalism, sales, or publishing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly developed writing, grammar, and communications
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects
  • Establish priorities and meeting schedules is an essential requirement
  • Willingness and inclination to work cooperatively with outside contacts and inside personnel is essential
  • Ability to present oneself professionally and appropriately in varied environments and situations
  • Sales Ability
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Creativity
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Internet familiarity
  • Proficiency with word processing, databases, and spreadsheets

Note: This position requires travel

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