Title
Publications Manager
Employer
The Grolier Club
Location
New York, NY
Date Posted
05/03/2013
Description
The Grolier Club of New York, America’s oldest and largest society of enthusiasts in printing and the graphic arts, is seeking a talented, motivated, enthusiastic, self-directed, and detail-oriented administrative professional to coordinate the Club’s distinguished 130-year-old print publications program, and related digital and online initiatives.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director, the Publications Manager will

• Oversee the daily operations of a program producing seven to ten titles a year, including checklists, catalogues, monographs, and periodicals
• Lead initiatives in the design and implementation of digital applications pertaining to the Club’s publications and communications, including acting as webmaster for the Club’s website
• Communicate with Grolier Club member curators and others about publications relating to Club exhibitions and other activities, enforcing deadlines and maintaining form and content standards
• Edit for press those publications bearing the Grolier Club imprint
• Act as liaison to contributors, authors and others involved in the editorial process of non-Club publications
• Communicate with the Club’s distributor about inventory and marketing of Grolier Club publications to non-members
• Oversee the Administrative Assistant in fulfilling publications orders from Grolier Club members
• Act as primary staff liaison to the Grolier Club Committee on Publications, assisting the chair of that committee with the preparation of monthly and annual reports, among other duties
• Serve as chief editor of the annual Gazette of the Grolier Club, and the annual Club “Yearbook,” soliciting contributions, evaluating and editing submissions, and overseeing production

QUALIFICATIONS

• Advanced degree in a relevant area of the humanities, or equivalent experience
• 3-5 years of related print and web editing experience, ideally in an academic or scholarly environment
• Excellent writing and organizational skills
• Proven negotiation and project management skills
• Demonstrated experience using standard computer word processing and design programs, and web editing tools
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment with multiple and conflicting priorities

A background in bibliography and/or book history is desirable.

Salary from $65,000, depending on experience. Compensation package includes 15 days paid vacation, retirement plan through TIAA/CREF, and comprehensive health/dental care.

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