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Director

The Director of the Bucknell University Press is the executive officer as well as the chief commissioning / acquiring editor of the Press. The Director is responsible for the overall administration and successful operations of the Press, including the creation and maintenance of a vibrant publishing program. Responsibilities and duties include: o Leading and managing the publishing endeavor in all its aspects. o Establishing the strategic vision, priorities, and goals for the publishing program and collaborating with internal and external constituencies to implement and manage. o Chairing the editorial board to evaluate new projects. o Overseeing the Press' current book series and establishing priorities in conjunction with their editors. o Hiring, supervising, and providing guidance to the Press staff including student employees/interns. o Effectively collaborating with the partner press to manage all aspects of the publishing program and develop new book series. o Overseeing the budget, budget planning, and financial performance of the Press. o Developing relationships with donors to generate an endowment for the Press and funding for particular projects. o Overseeing marketing of BUP books and determining print and digital advertising policy and choices, as well as BUP presence on campus. o Collaborating with designers and overseeing the design work undertaken by BUP. Minimum Qualifications: o Bachelor's degree o 5 years of experience in scholarly publishing o Proven track record of applying good judgment and business practice to a publishing program o Budget management and project management experience o Experience in pursuing and selecting manuscripts for evaluation o Experience in fund raising and proposal writing o Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with partners across institutions, departments, and individuals in an academic setting o Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion o Prior supervisory experience o Specialization in humanities or qualitative social sciences fields Preferred Qualifications: o Post-baccalaureate degree o 7-10 years of experience in scholarly publishing 496137
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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