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Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, George Mason University

Digital Publishing Lead, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, George Mason University

Marketing Coordinator, Association for Talent Development (ATD)



Posted October 5, 2017
Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, George Mason University

Apply at: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/41653

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to lead efforts in scholarly communication, copyright, and open access publishing for Mason Publishing and the George Mason University Press. Reporting to the director of Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press, the Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Lead provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues, including copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. The position administers Mason’s open access publishing fund, provides guidance on open access publishing, promotes awareness of and assists in the development of open educational resources.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the George Mason University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the university’s primary resource on fair use and other copyright issues, assists faculty, staff and students to understand copyright issues regarding their research and publications; advises library staff, faculty, staff and students on how to apply appropriate “fair use” and educational uses of copyrighted material;
  • Works with faculty, administrators, and library staff to promote awareness and development of open educational resources (OERs) in Mason’s curriculum, both traditional and online;
  • Administers and promotes the open access publishing fund, and educates faculty, students, and library staff about open access publishing issues;
  • Provides editorial assistance for the George Mason University Press, in aspects of acquisitions and peer review, copyright and permissions, and editing;
  • Works with the institutional repository (MARS) lead to devise strategies for populating and promoting use of the repository and explore opportunities to facilitate alternative publication opportunities for Mason researchers; and
  • Represents George Mason University in Virginia statewide higher education initiatives regarding open access, scholarly communication, and open educational resources.
  • Required Qualifications

    • MLIS, MLS, or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; or master’s degree in a related field such as publishing, English, journalism, or social sciences;
    • Significant (three to five years is preferred) demonstrated experience with copyright educational compliance; scholarly publishing; scholarly communication; outreach, or editorial;
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal, collegial and communication skills (both oral and written); and
    • Experience in a publishing environment or as a leader in scholarly communication initiatives in an academic library (at least three years is preferred)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity with OJS publishing software and D-Space platform;
    • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign or publishing platforms and software; and
    • Formal educational training in copyright compliance/intellectual property.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of the publishing landscape across academia; issues related to open access and open educational resources; emerging trends in digital scholarship; intellectual property issues and related U.S. copyright law; and the dissemination of publications, research, and data across various platforms;
    • Ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively;
    • Familiarity with the technologies and standards associated with digital scholarly publishing, open access, and institutional repositories;
    • Experience developing outreach materials and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to scholarly communication;
    • Ability to set and adjust priorities and work flows in a dynamic and changing environment and accept new challenges to realize departmental and library goals;
    • Knowledge of editorial processes, including acquisitions, peer review, and developmental and/or copy editing; and
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth

    Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:

    Twelve-month professional faculty appointment, with or without librarian rank, dependent upon academic qualifications; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self.

    The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

    George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    All applications for this position (FA129z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.




    Posted October 5, 2017
    Digital Publishing Lead, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, George Mason University

    Apply at: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/41654

    George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to lead efforts in management of digital publishing platforms and tools for Mason Publishing and the George Mason University Press. Reporting to the director of Mason Publishing/GMU Press, the digital publishing lead will interact with faculty, students, and library staff in supporting digital publishing platforms, software, and other publishing tools.

    George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    The Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Focus on use of platforms to publish digital content, including e-journal and e-book hosting platforms such as OJS, PressBooks, and others, by providing project management and user support;
    • Manage the daily operations of the university’s institutional repository—Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS);
    • Work closely with our metadata services group to insure consistent metadata across all digital platforms;
    • Provide support and training for Fenwick Library’s Research Commons, which includes a Digital Scholarship Center and Scholarly Productions Lab;
    • Provide support for digital publishing projects and platforms;
    • Consult with students, faculty and researchers who want to publish e-content; and
    • Maintain and enhance Mason Publishing’s web presence.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in relevant discipline, such as ALA-accredited masters in library or information science, masters in publishing, and/or other advanced or terminal degree;
    • Demonstrated success managing and/or developing digital publications and collections within an academic library, publisher, or knowledge institution;
    • Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines, leveraging demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards; and
    • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two to four years of professional experience in digital publishing initiatives, digital collections, or digital repositories;
    • Experience working with digital publishing or institutional repository platform/software (e.g., Fedora, DSpace, Eprints, Digital Commons, OJS, PressBooks);
    • Knowledge of current metadata standards and understanding of metadata principles and practices, such as ONIX, MARC, or other;
    • Facility with the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly In-Design (CS5 or later) a plus; and
    • Familiarity with a range of web-based technologies and expertise in at least one of the following: XML, CSS3, EPUB, or HTML5.

    Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:

    Twelve-month professional faculty appointment, with or without librarian rank, dependent upon academic qualifications; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self.

    The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

    All applications for this position (FA463z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.

    Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

    George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.




    Posted October 4, 2017
    Marketing Coordinator, Association for Talent Development (ATD)

    The Association for Talent Development (ATD), is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. These professionals take the knowledge, skills, and abilities of others and help them achieve their full potential. We are currently looking for a Marketing Coordinator with strong copywriting and project management skills who is used to working in a fast-paced environment.

    The Marketing Coordinator will support the Marketing Manager by organizing, tracking, and facilitating marketing initiatives and assisting with campaign development, management, and execution to drive business for publications and community engagement programs. Daily activities include copywriting, email creation, website optimization and content updates, publications promotions, digital initiatives, and execution of assigned marketing tactics. Candidates should be self-starters who are comfortable taking initiative, able to quickly learn systems and technology, and eager to improve results.

    Responsibilities

    • Writes marketing copy for email, social media, web, and print
    • Executes, controls, and closes the loop on assigned project tasks
    • Processes data to curate targeted marketing lists
    • Manages website content updates with a focus on user experience and optimization
    • Creates marketing emails from scratch and monitors performance metrics
    • Designs and implements marketing experiments, and reports results
    • Facilitates special tactics campaigns for publications and community engagement programs
    • Manages social media campaigns and optimizes for engagement
    • Supports the development of marketing collateral, including direct mail, print/digital advertising, content, and social media
    • Helps develop campaigns and strategies to increase market exposure and generate new business
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Related degree (Marketing/Business/Communications)
    • Minimum of one year of related marketing or communications experience required
    • Collaborative, client-focused mindset
    • Strong project management skills; must be able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
    • Ability to work independently and with teams
    • Resourceful, extremely detail-oriented, and analytical
    • Excellent copywriting and interpersonal communication skills are a must
    • Experience with HTML preferred

    ATD provides an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Located within blocks of the King Street metro in Old Town, ATD helps with transportation costs (parking is free).

    We appreciate all of our applicants, but are unable to return phone calls and emails requesting details on the status of applications or the position. Applicants who bypass the recruitment process are not considered.

    ATD is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Race/Gender/Disabled/Veterans), and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

    Together we create a world that works better.

    Submit your resume here

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