Applies system analysis to solve problems, including determining software and system functional and technical specifications. Meets with technical staff to clarify specifications; takes program specifications, description of data, what processes are preferred and analyzes problems to determine solution steps. Develops or modifies computer programs; develops test plans and performs unit, system and integrated testing for individual assignments, vendor software releases. Develops, maintains, documents and tests new or existing programs; adheres to project-wide standards for data collection/storage, structured programming techniques, documentation requirements, testing, reporting, software/hardware releases. Uses programming and database knowledge and critical thinking to resolve moderately complex technical or procedural problems. High level of awareness, approach and respect for the user experience.
Problem Solving: The individual may be heavily involved in systems analysis, programming, database design and frequent and detailed dialogues with the organization's management, external organizations or advisories boards. These duties are both highly diversified and specialized governed generally only by broad instructions and dependent upon the individual's own comprehensive analysis and judgment.
Interpersonal Skills: The candidate must be able to work in a demanding and dynamic team environment. The job shall include the implementation of information systems and participation in the formulation of procedures.
Mission/Service Orientation: Support access and distribution of scholarly content through a robust online platform.
Teaming Skills: Position interacts with divisional functional and technical staff for topics related to configuration, coding, testing and problem resolution within the broader scope of assigned project; identifies and reports software issues and enhancement opportunities to project management; participates in meetings to identify possible solutions, including work to be done for computer enhancements; and tracks and records (in time tracking system) time spent on tasks and projects. Innovation – Identifies and reports enhancement opportunities to staff and management.
Managing Change: Position must be aware of new and changing publishing technologies ande-commerce; willingness to mentor junior staff.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field. Three years related experience. Direct programming experience while pursuing education may count towards related experience. Significant undergraduate programming coursework or independent project can be considered as related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
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.
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.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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