Duke University, Duke University Press

Position ID:Duke University-Duke University Press-PRODASST [#14101, 5297]
Position Title: Book Production Assistant
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Digital Publishing & Technology
Appl Deadline:2019/08/12 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/23, finished 2020/02/16, listed until 2020/04/07)
Position Description:    

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Duke University Press (DUP) is seeking a Book Production Assistant to provide print production support and to assist with manufacturing oversight for 140-plus book projects per year; perform set-up and initial review and analysis of manuscripts at transmittal; order and process electronic files for archiving; and production of e-assets.

If interested please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at NOON on Monday August 12, 2019.

Job Responsibilities: I. Manuscript Check-Ins A. set up new titles in Title Management; set up new title cost worksheet for new transmittals B. perform character counts and castoffs of new manuscripts C. run preliminary manufacturing estimates for hardcover and paperback formats D. set up electronic and paper production folders for new titles

II. Manuscript Evaluation A. confirm all files are present for each new transmittal: text files (including captions, notes, bibliography, tables); front matter; permissions log; art ms PDF; art evaluation B. check contents against manuscript files to confirm manuscript is complete; obtain any corrected files or missing manuscript materials C. coordinate with books editorial associates to obtain corrected files or missing materials D. check notes style in text (author/date or numbered); check against notes in manuscript; check against bibliography or reference list to make sure styles conform E. analyze manuscript for unusual formats, missing information, elements that both design and project editorial will need to be aware of; annotate findings in title manuscript evaluation form F. check art for preliminary evaluation of proper format and resolution G. file completed manuscript evaluation form in production folder and online folder before check-in and manuscript evaluation meetings

III. Archiving and Electronic Publishing Support A. request processing by BiblioVault of electronic orders to send to downstream customers B. request MARC records from DUP librarian; track receipt; upload MARC records to BiblioVault C. order e-assets; track due dates and delivery dates; upload e-assets to BiblioVault D. run weekly reports to check on completeness of files archived, pending deliveries, and deliveries to downstream customers; notify business weekly of downstream deliveries

IV. Administrative Duties A. apply for Cataloging in Publication (CIP); track receipt; distribute CIP to project editors B. file all book invoices in production folders; close out production folders to ensure complete record-keeping C. order and send books to cover rights-holders D. run and distribute weekly books in production report to business

Preferred Skills: Understanding of prepress, paper, printing, and binding processes; Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel); familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Acrobat highly desirable.

Preferred Experience & Abilities: Knowledge of database systems and required reporting; excellent project management skills; good written and oral communication skills; book production experience a plus.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Contact: HR Manager, 9196873600
Email: email
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Duke University Press
905 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701
Brightleaf Square, Suite 18-B
Web Page: https://www.dukeupress.edu/About/Job-Opportunities/Job-Postings/Book-Production-Assistant

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