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East View Press Hiring Director of Publishing

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    Tori Lawson

    Director of Publishing
    East View Press, Hopkins, MN
    Experience – 5 to 10 years
    Degree – 4 Year Degree

    East View Press serves as the publishing division for the East View Companies, which are comprised of East View Information Services, East View Geospatial, East View Map Link, and Longitude Books and Maps. East View is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, with offices in Russia and Ukraine.

    The mission of East View Companies is to bring uncommon information from extraordinary places to academic, corporate, legal and government information professionals throughout the world.

    East View Press takes this mission a step further, utilizing East View’s extensive collection of key vernacular-language resources from countries from all over the world to publish research material as books, journals, archival guides, industry reports and databases. Our products focus on crucial issues of international relations, public policy, military and security studies, geography, history and culture, especially as they relate to Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The mission of East View Press is to make these valuable materials accessible to the widest possible audience by way of thoughtful content selection, careful translation into English, and creative presentation.

    The Director of East View Press will carry out this mission through the careful management and growth of four key areas:
    Product Development: Identify important source materials, either from existing East View holdings, or through partnerships with other publishers or data providers; determine best options for product presentation – e.g., periodical, stand-alone book, book series, supplemental or special report, guidebook, database, data feed, etc.; negotiate publication and translation rights.
    Publication: Work with in-house and external resources to produce high-quality print, digital and online products in a timely and cost-effective manner. Coordinate with East View product development, sales, and marketing teams to ensure successful product launch.

    Dissemination: Ensure that all East View Press content is cataloged and indexed to the fullest extent possible and is well-represented within all major academic search platforms and databases. Identify new distribution and sales channels, including mobile and pay-per-view platforms. Develop the East View Press website to improve discoverability and grow e-commerce.


    Position Description

    East View is seeking a Director of Publishing to manage the workload and workflow of East View Press. The Director of Publishing will oversee the timely, cost effective and high-quality production of academic journals, books and database products published under the East View Press imprint. He/she will be responsible for expanding the publishing activity of the department, including the publication of new titles, and the adoption of new publishing production and distribution technologies. The Director of Publishing will manage a team of on-site staff and a network of contract translators, editors and designers. The Director of Publishing will report to the Vice President of East View.

    A successful candidate for the Director of Publishing will be a strong team leader with excellent interpersonal skills, highly organized, and able to work independently. He/she will have excellent copy editing skills and strong experience in managing a publication process from concept to production and marketing.

    Primary Responsibilities Include:
    Manage day-to-day publishing activity of East View Press, including scheduling, planning, writing, editing, quality assurance, layout and design, and production coordination;
    Manage relationships with contractors and vendors to ensure timely delivery, product quality, and best pricing;
    Manage, review and revise (if necessary) existing editorial production procedures to reduce time and cost from manuscript submission to publication;
    Actively seek out new titles for publication and/or new publishing partnerships;
    Coordinate with Marketing Department to maintain and improve the East View Press website;
    Keep informed of current trends in design and publications, with attention to new production technologies and platforms;
    Conceive and implement subscription policies, rates, discounts and licensing strategies for all East View Press publications;
    Coordinate circulation management and subscription promotion with Operations, Sales, and Marketing departments;
    Work with East View CFO and Vice President to create annual cost and revenue budgets for East View Press;
    Submit weekly Department Performance Reports to East View Vice President;
    Conduct annual performance reviews for all full-time East View Press staff;
    Hire and train new staff, as necessary.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
    5-10 years of management or supervisory experience, preferably in scholarly publishing.
    Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related field. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
    Exceptional writing and editing skills. Experience writing and editing for scholarly publications highly desirable.
    Native-level proficiency in English; high-level proficiency in at least one other language highly desirable (particularly Russian or Chinese).
    Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in international relations, public policy, military and security, etc.
    High level of proficiency in MS Office applications. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, especially InDesign and Photoshop, highly desirable.
    Strong project management experience that demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and to manage publishing process from concept to publication and promotion. Experience developing project budgets and staying within budgeted costs.
    Experience supervising and coordinating work of freelance writers, editors, translators, designers, etc.
    Demonstrated knowledge of new and emerging communications and production technology for publications.
    Must be self-motivated, creative, comfortable with taking initiative and able to work against tight deadlines with minimal supervision. Must be able to motivate, influence and direct the work of East View Press staff and freelancers.
    Experience with writing and executing publishing contracts.
    Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with senior management, clients and suppliers.
    Willingness and ability to travel to conferences or other events on behalf of East View, in both the United States and abroad.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    Competitive base salary
    Excellent benefits package including full medical/dental/LTD coverage
    Holidays and paid time off based on tenure

    Please submit cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (3-5 pages) to:

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