Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a Publishing Operations Assistant who will be responsible for performing editorial and production functions for the reprints program, assisting with the project management of book publications, and handling administrative duties for the Publishing Operations department. The Publishing Operations Assistant will join a team of exceptional professionals committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute. This position will help to ensure that the Press is a leader in the selection and development of innovative ideas and scholarship, the creation of pioneering technologies to enhance discovery and learning, and the connection of people to the most trusted knowledge from global researchers, scholars, and educators.
The Publishing Operations Assistant supports the activities of the design, manuscript editorial, and production teams and works with staff from across all Books Division departments. The Hopkins Press Books Division publishes between 120 and 150 titles annually, along with more than 200 reprints per year. This position reports to the Director of Publishing Operations.
The Press is committed to honoring every person's inherent dignity as human beings and making that the foundation of our organizational culture. We proactively find ways to ensure opportunities that promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to publish courageously, giving voice to groundbreaking ideas. We support each other and our stakeholders and envision a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. The successful candidate will join a welcoming community that is inclusive and values the contributions and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with reprints process including performing the editorial and production work to implement text corrections, update and archive production files, track budgets and schedules, and ensure timely manufacturing and distribution.
Obtain Cataloging-in-Publication data from the Library of Congress for all new books.
Accurately track departmental invoices and process in a timely manner.
Assist with cover design and review process.
Take meeting notes and distribute minutes for departmental meetings.
Assist with real-time maintenance and completeness of records in title management database and generating reports/pulling data.
Assist with management of electronic content archive and manufacturing library including confirming/researching accuracy and completeness of files, materials, and/or specifications.
Manage physical components and final products including distributing advance book copies and covers and returning excess inventory to the warehouse.
Under supervision of publishing operations managers, responsible for editorial work and production coordination on a limited number of book projects, primarily first-time paperbacks and revised editions, working directly with authors, freelancers, and vendors.
Train, supervise, and direct the work of staff, casual workers, students, and interns, as needed.
Weave equity, justice, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the work.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Two years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Strong interest in book design, editing, proofreading, and/or typography.
Proficiency in full suite of Microsoft Office applications.
Proficiency in Acrobat, InDesign, and Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style.
Excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
Superior problem-solving skills, including using analytics to drive decisions.
Creative thinker; embraces new ideas, passionate about developing the potential of Hopkins Press.
Inclusive in decision-making and problem-solving.
Excel in effective use of resources, keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.
Classified Title: Publication Assistant Working Title: Publishing Operations Assistant Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OD Starting Salary Range: $15.41 - $22.16/Hourly (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000123-Books Design and Production Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
This hybrid position must be worked from Baltimore, MD
This position does not offer visa sponsorship
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency may be permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.
The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.