Employment Opportunities

Senior Acquisitions Editor for Trade

The Senior Acquisitions Editor will build and expand the Press’s trade lists in fiction, plays, drama, poetry, social justice dialogues, literature in translation, and Chicago regional publications, and work to engage the public with the dual goal of selling books and increasing philanthropy. In the latter capacity, work closely with Director and NUL and NUP development officer. The Senior Acquisitions Editor will be a member of a collaborative acquisitions team where they will shape the Press’s award-winning trade series and imprints including, TriQuarterly Books and Second to None, as well as commission additional general trade and specialist interest titles to complement the Press’s overall publishing program and vision. 

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Senior Acquisitions Editor for Scholarly Titles

The Senior Acquisitions Editor builds and expands the University Press’s lists of scholarly and general books in a number of humanities and social science disciplines. Areas of acquisition will include philosophy, film and media studies, critical ethnic studies, literary criticism, Jewish studies, literature, and other areas as suits the needs of the Press. The Senior Editor is a member of the acquisition team, and is heavily involved in discussions of focus and direction of the publishing program. They will also actively seek grants and subventions to support the list, and represent the Press both on campus and at academic conferences and other external events. Please note: Some travel required. Working remotely may occur.

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Digital Content & Systems Coordinator

The Digital Content and Systems Coordinator maintains NUP’s website and databases and ensures the accurate and timely distribution of metadata. Identifies and implements best practices related to the form, use, and timing of metadata distribution to maximize discovery and book sales. Creates custom website pages and features as needed. Develops and sustains non-technical user guides and documentation for use in trainings and troubleshooting. Develops and sustains reporting functionality out of the press title management database.

The position collaborates with marketing coordinator to design and create website features and promotions to maximize book sales. Develops and tracks metrics that provide meaningful feedback for use in future promotions. Analyzes e-commerce sales performance. Determines and maintains subject category classification. Develops images and video content for NUP promotions, social media, and web-based promotions.

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