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University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers, committed to influencing public discourse and challenging the status quo. At a time of dramatic change for scholarship and publishing, we collaborate with faculty, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today's knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.
University of California Press seeks an Associate Art Editor who will focus on acquiring new titles for one or more of our lists, to be established in consultation with the Editorial Director and other Acquisitions staff.
Acquisitions: Works with the editorial director to establish focus of acquisitions & develop a strategy for those lists. Develops network of scholars, authors, & agents for the purpose of obtaining manuscripts. Conceives of book ideas. Judges whether projects are publishable editorially & financially; obtains critical readings; presents them before the faculty Editorial Committee.
Prepare materials for production: Guides authors in preparing manuscripts for production, evaluate art and permissions and format files, and act as liaison to the production department. --Works with production to ensure proper preparation of manuscripts & set schedule priorities.
Collaborates with Sales & Marketing
Travels to academic conferences and visits campuses.
2-3 years of related experience.
Some knowledge of industry standards to successfully manage book projects through all stages of the publishing process (including publishing contracts, negotiating terms, the form of manuscript acceptable for production, etc.).
Interest in working in scholarly publishing.
Basic understanding of financial models to assess the viability of assigned projects.
Ability to take initiative to identify, create, develop, & evaluate book proposals.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Strong critical thinking skills.
Strong collaborative skills to work effectively across the organization at all levels.
Good project management skills; be organized and capable of prioritizing across activities & projects.
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About University of California Office of the President
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