Production Specialist, Print on Demand (Remote Option)
Job Details
Experienced
Princeton, NJ - Princeton, NJ
Fully Remote
Full Time
$51,500.00 Salary/year
Strategy - Planning
Production Specialist, Print on Demand (Remote Option)

Princeton University Press (PUP) seeks a skilled individual who is process-oriented and possesses a passion for on-the-job learning, books, academia, and publishing. The Production Specialist, Print on Demand (POD) will report to the Assistant Director, Publishing Operations, and will be responsible for all facets of production for a variety of POD projects. This role will maintain a complete view of the processes, schedules, and specifications required to set up print on demand titles with all partner vendors, as well as managing workflows and relationships with the teams that bring our print books to market both globally and domestically. This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits and can be 100% remote or hybrid.   

 

Position Duties

  • Track all POD projects: Plan, schedule, prioritize, and route all the work that needs to happen for accurate and on-time publication.
  • Monitor and ensure the highest degree of final quality and develop new and improved quality methods for all print on demand projects.
  • Develop expertise in every facet in our POD program as well as the technical opportunities—and limitations—of print on demand vendors. Implement, monitor, document, and share this knowledge to maximize the performance and efficiency of the teams we interact with both internally and externally.
  • Maintain and monitor systems, including our internal title management system (Biblio), and external systems including the digital asset distribution system (CoreSource) as well as POD vendor content management systems.
  • Develop reporting from these same systems required for tracking, communication, and distribution of all print on demand projects.
  • Coordinate all production metadata reporting required for accurate and timely print on demand setup across vendors.
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement.

 

Position Requirements:
  • Minimum of an associate degree preferred and at least 1 to 2 years of prior experience in publishing (internships included).
  • Relevant work experience may be substituted for educational qualifications.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel), and Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Cloud (especially InDesign).
  • Reliability and process-orientation are essential.
  • Experience in publishing, production, or design, Biblio (title management), CoreSource, and working with metadata are pluses.
  • Demonstrable time-management, organizational skills, appreciation for detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and manage multiple tasks to meet production deadlines; organizational and time management skills are a plus.
  • Strong sense of follow-through and confidence with independent work, and as part of a larger collective with common goals.
  • Effectively engage and liaise with a diversity of individuals internally and externally.
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration, and commitment to PUP’s professional code of conduct, located at https://press.princeton.edu/about/mission-values.
  • While the Princeton, NJ office is currently closed due to the pandemic, once the office reopens, interested candidates who prefer to work on-site will be able to work from the Press’s NJ office for networking and professional development. Flexibility with in-office days will be permitted as the Press supports hybrid work.

 

PUP is a strong advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university press community. Individuals who are members of groups underrepresented in academic publishing (which is, according to research by Lee & Low, historically a majority white, straight, cisgender, and nondisabled industry) are encouraged to apply. The Press provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package and is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s campus that is walking distance from downtown Princeton with easy car access to Route 1 and walking distance from the Princeton train station.

 

Base Salary: $51,500/year plus a comprehensive benefits package. Starting salary may be negotiable based on relevant skills and prior experience.

 

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a cover letter* with salary requirements, and a résumé to PUP’s application website.

*Please include in your cover letter a description of what you are currently reading and what is on your “to read” list.

 

Due to application volume, only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit http://press.princeton.edu/.

 

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

 

Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer and employs individuals based on their abilities. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

 

 

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