Digital Partnerships Manager (Remote option - Eastern Time Zone)
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Experienced
Princeton, NJ - Princeton, NJ
Fully Remote
Full Time
$65,000.00 Salary/year
Strategy - Planning
Digital Partnerships Manager (Remote option - Eastern Time)

Princeton University Press (PUP) seeks a Digital Partnerships Manager (DPM) to collaborate with colleagues working on digital across the Press. Reporting to the Digital and Audio Publisher (DAP), the DPM will be experienced in digital publishing and passionate about books, academia, and publishing. There is plenty of opportunity for this role to grow and evolve over time.

 

The DPM’s primary responsibility is to manage and support digital partnerships as part of the Press’s curated digital partnerships strategy. PUP currently has over 10,000 eBooks and sixty digital partners, and works with partners in institutional, retail, public library, subscription, and textbook channels. The DPM is part of an agile and adaptive team working to create impact and opportunities for the Press in the dynamic digital publishing landscape. 

 

The DPM will work closely with the DAP and digital and audio associate to fulfill the PUP mission: to bring scholarly ideas to the world in digital form, serving scholars, students, and engaged readers everywhere. The DPM manages partnerships and content, creatively solves problems, analyzes sales data, maximizes PUP intellectual property, maintains impeccable records, communicates with internal and external stakeholders, and collaborates with colleagues in our offices in Princeton, Oxford, and Beijing.  This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits and can be 100% remote or hybrid within the Eastern Time Zone. Due to consistent collaboration with UK colleagues and the requirement to host partners at the Press, there is a preference for candidates who can ultimately work within commuting distance to Princeton, NJ.

 

Responsibilities:

Leads and supports partner relationships for digital growth

  • Leads and supports digital partnerships in collaboration with the Digital and Audio Publisher (DAP), the sales and textbook teams, and publishing operations. Works collaboratively with DAP and with PUP stakeholders to identify and implement broader initiatives with digital partners. 
  • Is the primary contact for distribution partners, authorizing decisions to add or remove content from digital channels, within the structures of PUP’s digital pricing and access policies. 
  • Selects titles for partners requiring specialist content, e.g., University Press Scholarship Online.
  • Attends conferences and partner meetings related to digital publishing, particularly major institutional partner meetings, library conferences, and publishing meetings, and communicates information to various Press stakeholders.

 

Manages the Press’s digital content

  • Identifies and solves problems with individual eBooks or processes in Biblio, including but not limited to rights status, metadata, availability of files, and suitability for distribution partnerships. Consults with other departments as needed, particularly digital production, publishing operations, intellectual property, editorial, and marketing. 
  • Liaises with A.D. Publishing Operations and CoreSource to solve distribution hurdles related to print, digital, and audio content hosted on the platform.
  • Monitors major retailers such as Amazon, Apple, Google and others to ensure availability of new e-books and search features and offers updates and reports to staff as needed. 
  • Collaborates with marketing to implement eBook price promotions through partners and provides feedback on success of promotions.

 

Identifying trends in digital

  • Collaborates with the Digital and Audio Associate to share knowledge and ideas, and to optimize workflow within the team.
  • Tracks and communicates key digital publishing trends to ensure that the Press continues to evolve its digital presence.
Position Requirements:

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience working in a digital publishing environment, rights, or related professional experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and intellectual rigor applied to decision making, the ability to think strategically about complex issues, and the commitment to solve problems arising in this increasingly complex space.
  • Resilience and the ability to balance competing priorities.
  • A demonstrable commitment to continued learning and professional development.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills: must be able to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience and work closely with trading partners and third-party vendors.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office, with experience in database management and excel spreadsheet reporting as well as a facility with data and analytics
  • Financially literate, with Excel modeling experience and strong attention to detail
  • The ability to travel nationally and internationally to attend book fairs and conferences, and the ability to lead online meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Biblio or similar title management system a plus.
  • Due to the location of key partnerships, this is designed as US-based role.
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration, and commitment to PUP’s professional code of conduct, located at https://press.princeton.edu/about/mission-values.
  • 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 flexibility of working from home or in the Princeton campus-based office, depending on candidate preference

 

Base Salary: $65,000/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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