Assistant Editor
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA

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Under close supervision of the Editor in Chief and the Press Director, assumes full acquisitions responsibilities for a limited number of projects. Supports a wide range of editorial and administrative activities; responds to requests for information; prepares departmental reports and project documentation; generates new contracts and contributor releases; maintains electronic and print files of contracts and related documentation; routes contracts to University for signature and returns executed copy to author. Assigns ISBNs for all formats of each Press title. Manages the permissions process for new titles and advises editors on permissions requirements. Administers the contractual process for new titles, distribution arrangements, and co-publications; ensures contract compliance and manages responses to content piracy. Consults with University Counsel as needed with regard to contracts and intellectual property issues. Manages subsidiary rights and foreign licensing by marketing TUP’s intellectual property to a variety of licensees, including foreign rights agents. Independently manages Press booth at Frankfurt Book Fair, meeting with global network of agents and publishers. Manages Press relationship with Copyright Clearance Center. Consults with Director on new rights opportunities; as a member of Press digital publishing committee, advises on new electronic publishing opportunities. Trains student clerical support staff and interns, ensuring that they master all basic support functions and gain a fundamental understanding of editorial and rights department operations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree and two years of publishing experience or an advanced degree in a related field or a publishing program certificate. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), database knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, along with the ability to be detailed, able to multi-task efficiently.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students and outside clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize diverse tasks in a
fast-paced environment.

  • Supervisory experience.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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