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.
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.