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Editor, MCU Press and History Division, U.S. Marine Corps

Publishing Assistant, Georgetown University Press

Coordinator, Concierge Services, First Book

Director of Sales, Books, American Psychological Association (APA)

Technical Editor, Economic Editing, Federal Reserve Board

Production Editor (Short-Term Consultant), World Bank Water Global Practice

Senior Director, Books and Digital Publishing, American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Posted July 13, 2018
Editor, MCU Press and History Division, U.S. Marine Corps

Brief description
Active job search for editor with experience in scholarly publishing and a deep knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style. Most projects will focus on copyediting and proofreading monographs and journal articles for military history, national security, and international relations projects. Applicants will be expected to complete an editing test demonstrating their knowledge of CMS as part of the hiring process.

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Posted July 13, 2018
Publishing Assistant, Georgetown University Press

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The mission of Georgetown University Press is to publish content for a diverse, global readership and to be recognized as a premier press in our subjects. The Press maintains an adaptive organizational culture of professional growth and training, clear communication, accountability, and respect for the ideas and opinions of all staff members.

The Publishing Assistant performs a variety of complex administrative duties, particularly in the rights and permissions department, in duties that include but are not limited to:

Office Management

  • Maintains computer system, and online connections to university and internet.
  • Maintains telephone service.
  • Orders supplies.
  • Directs mail inquiries to appropriate department.
  • Sorts mail and maintains subscriptions.

Records Maintenance

  • Performs bibliographic maintenance for copyright and archive published books.
  • Performs human resources records maintenance – processes hiring paperwork, serves as office timekeeper.
  • Performs database entry.
  • Serves as liaison with fulfillment center.

Author Relations

  • Processes author and contributor copy shipments.
  • Attends professional meetings on occasion.
  • Orders and mails holiday cards.

Marketing & Sales

  • Solicits and processes subsidiary rights sales for all titles.
  • Maintains contact with foreign publishers, and prepares material for Frankfurt Book Fair.

Contractual Transactions

  • Processes publication agreements.
  • Manages copyright transactions and permission requests.


  • Bachelor’s degree – preference for Media/Communications, English, humanities or related field
  • 1 year of experience in publishing or related field – preference for experience with scholarly publisher
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and proven ability to efficiently handle multiple long-term projects simultaneously in an administrative capacity
  • Ability and desire to work both independently and cooperatively in a highly collaborative office environment
  • Efficiency, detail orientation, and ability to multitask while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support
  • Confidence in membership in diverse and inspiring team
  • Resourceful, organized, and eager to contribute to the larger world of scholarly publishing
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with databases and design programs
  • Familiarity with using a complex database, especially using FileMaker Pro software

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EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted May 25, 2018
Coordinator, Concierge Services, First Book

About First Book: First Book is an award winning, nonprofit that provides new books and educational materials to children in need throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to schools and programs serving children from low-income families – from birth through age 18. A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide educators serving children in need with permanent access to high-quality books and educational resources for free and at deeply reduced prices. By harnessing the power of the private sector to advance social change, First Book is helping transform the quality of education for children in need. First Book has been highlighted by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Fast Company and Forbes magazines, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. First Book is also the subject of case studies at Columbia Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the London School of Economics.

About the Position: The Coordinator, Concierge Services will effectively employ exemplary customer service skills, flexibility, and book knowledge to actively contribute to growing revenue from special orders. The Coordinator will work closely with the Manager and Director of Concierge Services to plan, execute, and track both high-touch small and large special orders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform the job of Coordinator of Concierge Services successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

  • Evaluate special order project proposals and develop and execute special order projects from conception to completion, collaborating with FB staff and external stakeholders/members/Partners;
  • Research product availability, prepare quotes, and respond to inbound special order inquiries;
  • Curate titles for special order inquiries based on the unique needs and budget constraints of an organization and the children it serves;
  • Work with suppliers to procure books and resources on behalf of Concierge Services customers;
  • Coordinate logistics (shipping, warehousing, storage, and inventory) with suppliers, warehouses, and Concierge Services customers worldwide;
  • Use web-based systems and data management tools to coordinate multiple high-touch special orders at a time;
  • Conduct ongoing outreach to existing partners and colleagues to provide samples and descriptions about relevant Marketplace products;
  • Support the data and analysis required to conduct outbound marketing campaigns and surveys to grow revenue from existing special orders partners as well as encourage use of concierge services by new partners and members who have not utilized First Book curation expertise or Concierge Services in the past;


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Superior customer and interpersonal service skills
  • Ability to perform quality work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues on various teams, across levels of seniority, and externally to our partners and network
  • Thorough and actively expanding knowledge of children’s literature from age 0 to 18 with the ongoing desire to constantly read more books and saturate self in the book world (library, school, and publishing)
  • Empathy and expertise of direct service providers (teachers and program staff) and member network and ability to communicate those needs to internal and external partners
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing needs of partners and colleagues to pair best books with a project or proposal to serve partner’s thematic and budgetary needs as well as ensure an optimal experience for kids in need who will be receiving the books
  • Comfort and familiarity with Microsoft Office, especially Excel functionality, to quickly and accurately represent information to a variety of partners
  • Comfort working using databases to capture and communicate information
  • Ability to track, update, and communicate project development, implementation, and execution details through various data management systems

The ideal individual for this job will:

  • Love data and books
  • Pay close attention to details
  • Have a sixth sense for consistency
  • Approach each task with the customer in mind
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to work independently and in teams

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Customer service experience required
  • Experience or interest in working with kids in need or in an education or volunteer related field; literacy advocates and instruction preferred

To apply: Candidates are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter to No phone calls please.

Posted May 24, 2018
Director of Sales, Books, American Psychological Association (APA)

This is an exciting time to join the American Psychology Association (APA) as it looks to builds upon its traditional scholarly books business for the psychology discipline by establishing itself as the leader in this area in regard to adult life tools and children’s books geared to addressing the topics children face today in colorful and dynamic content books. As the Director of Sales, Books, you will have an opportunity to bring your charismatic energy to exceed assigned sales objectives, lead new business initiatives and processes and work closely with sales leadership in developing overall sales strategies for all of APA’s Book segments: scholarly, life tools, reference/handbooks and children’s (Magination Press).

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in business, marketing or management) and master’s degree in business administration preferred.
  • 7-10 years relevant business experience leading a sales organization within a books’ publishing division.
  • 5+ years team management experience.
  • Industry knowledge in the trade (adult and children’s) and library/information publishing industries is required.
  • A demonstrated record of repeated success implementing effective channel strategies in book publishing.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and CRM including Salesforce


  • Creates strategic direction and vision for all sales aspects of APA Books globally ensuring maximum dissemination of ideas and achieving financial goals.
  • Develops strategic sales playbook and forecasts for assigned books and accounts.
  • Determines channel strategy for ensuring maximum exposure of APA books in the correct market.
  • Manages all relationships with and identifies and pursues print and electronic sales objectives among domestic and international book distributors, agents, bookstores, and 3rd party commission sales representatives.
  • Identifies and pursues special sales objectives to achieve sales targets through product sales to domestic and international corporations, associations, publishers, school systems, web sites, e-bookstores, librarians, etc.
  • Conducts research and stays abreast to the most effective ways in which to reach and engage audiences covering aspects of the brand, product, promotion, pricing, and distribution strategies, across all modes of engagement.
  • Builds network of industry influencers, calling on these influencers to advise on new selling strategies to ensure that all APA books reach their intended audiences and achieve desired impact.
  • Ensure revenue maximization of APA books regarding subsidiary rights sales.
  • Monitors industry trends and the competitive landscape, identifying gaps that APA could effectively fill and proposing changes in pricing, and distribution.
  • Identifying synergies across department and implements collaborative projects to benefit all aspects of the workflow operation.
  • Negotiates all contracts with APA’s domestic and international book distributors.
  • Create annual departmental sales strategy by channel, account and title to increase revenue and grow market share; set sales channel goals and initiatives in line with department and company-wide objectives.
  • Participate in business reviews and sales calls with key customers and 3rd parties.
  • Work closely with marketing and communications on programs and promotions to increase sales in market channel, including displays, sales materials, tours and events, account mailings, etc.
  • Forecast upcoming monthly sales; communicate changes to Senior Director, Sales, Licensing and Customer Support.
  • Organize seasonal needs and workflows to increase efficiency and improve selling process (advance sales materials, asset timing and quality).
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budget as well as ongoing monthly forecasts and quarterly re-forecast.
  • Minimum 40% travel required.

The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

Posted May 21, 2018
Technical Editor, Economic Editing, Federal Reserve Board

The Technical Editor edits text, tables, and graphics in materials prepared by the staff of the research divisions. Using standard editorial techniques and a general knowledge of economics, particularly the areas relevant to the divisions, the technical editor ensures that these materials conform to established standards of grammar, language usage, style, and format. The technical editor may assist higher-level editors in carrying out their assignments as well as assist in the development of lower-level editors. The technical editor uses standard software for word processing, spreadsheets, and document publishing and has the technical expertise to support the section’s intranet maintenance.

Job Qualifications
Candidates for this position must meet the following qualifications:

  • Two to four years of experience in technical or academic writing or editing, including editing tables and figures
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or the social sciences
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to high-quality work
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to shifting priorities

The ideal candidate may also have the following qualifications:

  • Experience providing feedback to others, such as tutoring, teaching, or university writing center experience
  • Experience working with non-native English speakers; foreign language ability is not required but may be helpful
  • Experience in editing using tracked changes in Microsoft Word and managing documents in Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience using a style guide
  • Have solid project management skills, including organization and time management
  • College-level coursework in economics; understanding of the role of the Federal Reserve
  • Awareness of section 508 requirements and accessibility best practices
  • Basic facility with document design and web design

Applicants for this position will be required to take an editing test.

The direct link to apply is: The job posting number is 20840. To submit a formal application, use the “Apply Online” button on the job posting.

Posted May 7, 2018
Production Editor (Short-Term Consultant), World Bank Water Global Practice

Employment type: Part-time, hourly
Application deadline: May 21, 2018

Start date: July 2, 2018
Location: Remote or Washington, DC

About the Water Global Practice
Launched in 2014, the Word Bank Group’s Water Global Practice brings together financing, knowledge, and implementation in one platform. By combining the Bank’s global knowledge with country investments, this model generates more firepower for transformational solutions to help countries grow sustainably.

Duties and Accountabilities
The consultant serving as a production editor reports to the Water Global Practice (GP) Publishing Associate and ultimately to the Practice Manager of Strategy and Operations. The person in this position will:

  • Manage production of small, medium, large, and fast-track knowledge publications (both print and digital) and occasional communications content. Examples of large and fast-track projects include flagships (and associated electronic derivatives, as needed).
  • Provide editorial services as requested by the Water GP Publishing Associate.
  • Liaise with the Water GP Publishing Associate to confer with and advise clients to determine the nature of editorial and production job requested, including type of product as it affects quality and production approaches, client deadlines, etc.
  • Maintains ongoing contact with client throughout production life of project, serving as a link between clients and contractors.
  • Outsource to, schedule, manage, and monitor the work of vendors/consultants/contractors—copy editors, typesetters, translators, and designers—to ensure timely publication, identifying and resolving problems and conflicts.
  • Disseminate knowledge products via World Bank web portal
  • Create purchase orders for vendors
  • Monitor the quality, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness of work assigned to outside personnel.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with authors and clients throughout the life cycle of the production of the project, serving as link between clients and vendors.


  • Experience in professional editorial and production environments or related work and training, preferably in scholarly, reference, or professional publishing.
  • Strong editorial and project management/organizational/time management skills and the ability to track and monitor key deliverables for multiple projects, ensuring timely, quality outputs with calm resourcefulness under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to coordinate the production and quality control process of individual projects from manuscript to final product while maintaining positive relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, client orientation, and ability to work effectively with internal and external clients in a multicultural and matrix management environment as a team member as well as a team leader.
  • Demonstrated willingness to provide help, assistance, and support when others are in need, and to lead or follow, depending on the needs of the team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to edit and proofread content written by others, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent command of English grammar, punctuation, and Chicago and World Bank editorial style and usage.
  • Understanding of or ability to learn Bank publishing policies and practices.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology quickly.
  • Ability to work with graphic design and web development vendors.

Interested parties should contact Erin Barrett at

Posted April 4, 2018
Senior Director, Books and Digital Publishing, American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

About the Job
This position is responsible for planning and developing an editorial program consisting of books and digital products that align with APhA’s mission to help pharmacists improve patient care, and maximize non-dues revenue for the Association

The Primary Responsibilities are:

Function 1 (Leadership/Strategic & Financial Management)

  • Direct the Books and Digital Publishing Department
  • Develop and monitor the departments multiple annual budgets
  • Monitor and update projects’ P&L, monitor and update department’s revenue performance
  • Oversee the royalty process; Oversee and monitor licensing, rights, permission revenue
  • Develop strategic Acquisition plan with other APHA internal stakeholders for digital, print and other products that meet mission-critical information needs for members and others
  • Develop, negotiate, and nurture profitable relationships with other publishers, digital vendors and with foreign rights agent.
  • Identify potential authors, develops relationships and recruit new authors.
  • Work collaboratively with the Sr. Director, Marketing to develop the annual publications promotion and sales plan, APhA Exhibits and Digital Platform Programs.

Function 2 (Editorial/Productions Management)
Ensure consistently high quality in the writing, the design, and production of print and eBooks, PharmacyLibrary, and marketing materials.

  • Manage the product development process for both books and digital material
  • Write, edit, or review and comment on the APhA catalog, print and digital promotional pieces, e-commerce on, Publine, Distributors Bulletin, the proposed title of each book, book covers, back cover book copy, proposed page design of specific books, and news releases
  • Update monthly the publication schedule, covering the present year and the following year
  • Oversee the protection of APhA titles’ copyrights

Function 3 (Staff Management)

  • Recruit, instruct, and supervise department staff and external publishing project managers and personnel
  • Recommend new or temporary staff as needed, as well as provide supporting financial rationale
  • Draft annually goals and objectives for the department and work with staff to develop individual performance plan (IPP) for professional and departmental growth. Conduct midyear and annual performance reviews of department staff

Education Required:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in publishing, English, and journalism

Experience Required:
5-10 years of management experience in an STM publishing environment, preferably book and digital publishing Understanding digital publishing platforms and XML (preferred)

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates may apply by submitting resume and cover letter as one (1) document online at:

The American Pharmacists Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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