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|Director, Brookings Institution Press|
|The Brookings Institution|
|The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. Established in 1916, Brookings analyzes current and emerging issues and produces new ideas that matter - for the nation and the world.|
Brookings seeks to fill the position of Director, Brookings Institution Press.
TO APPLY: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/position/2013/com13047
The Director provides leadership for the Brookings Institution Press, the scholarly publishing arm of the Institution, and manages all aspects of the operations of the Press, including planning, editorial, acquisitions, production, marketing, sales and distribution, and financial management. The Press publishes 40 to 50 new books a year in economics, government, foreign policy, development and urban affairs; and distributes a similar number of new books published by about 20 other policy research institutions. The Director is expected to be an innovative leader in scholarly communication, to establish and maintain the Press’s high editorial and production standards, to aggressively market and promote the Press’s publications domestically and internationally, to advance the development of electronic scholarly publishing and marketing, and to work with the Institution’s leadership to further the key role that the Press plays in well producing and widely disseminating the highest quality independent research to achieve impact among appropriate audiences.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. A minimum of 10 years experience in book publishing or related field, with at least 5 years in a senior administrative position. Demonstrated experience publishing electronic books and journals, as well as experience using electronic media to market and promote publications, highly desirable.
In-depth knowledge marketing content; familiarity with current trends in academic and electronic publishing technologies; openness to exploring new models for publishing, disseminating, and promoting scholarly work; effective communication and interpersonal skills; ability to manage and motivate a team of publishing professionals and to establish and maintain productive working relationships with other departments of the Institution, scholars, authors, reviewers, vendors, and publishing industry colleagues.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
75% Directing Operations
25% Planning, Budgeting, Financial Management
• Develop and implement strategic, long-range, and near-term plans for the Press, working with other departments and programs of the Institution as appropriate, ensuring that the Press is playing its role in the overall plans of the Institution.