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Production and Design Manager
Fordham University
Fordham University Rose Hill
Bronx, NY
Date Posted
Fordham University Press has an immediate opening for a Production and Design Manager. This position will manage design, production, and manufacturing activities for 60-70 new Fordham University Press books (including electronic books) and approximately 25 reprints per year. Specific responsibilities include securing cost quotes and bids for project manufacturing estimates, overseeing formats and specs and reviewing materials for compliance, plus ensuring timely workflow and archiving for each title. In this hands-on role, you will keep track of and advise regarding cover art and non-text elements, as well as advise on art preparation plus you will calculate accurate cast-offs and write specs and printing contracts. The successful candidate will direct typesetters, electronic prepress suppliers, printers, binders, and other suppliers to obtain quality products on schedule and within budgets; produce or direct production of electronic prepress files and artwork for all books, covers, jackets, illustrations, and other printed and electronically published materials, plus analyze bids to create manufacturing estimates. Additionally you will work with the Managing Editor to prepare production schedules for each project, plus prepare production reports monitoring project status and conformance with schedules and budgets. We seek an outgoing individual who will coordinate with the Press editorial, marketing and administrative staff to establish design criteria for each publication; plus direct the work of freelance designers, securing timely cost quotations for specific projects, writing design contracts, and ensuring quality of freelance design work.

The ideal candidate must have a B.A. or B.S, a minimum of three years of experience in positions of progressive responsibility in book publishing, as well as strong organizational skills with the ability to communicate clearly and openly, both verbally and in writing. Strong familiarity with the production of ebooks is preferred. Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits, including tuition remission.
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Fredric Nachbaur

Fordham University Press at the Rose Hill Campus, which celebrated its centennial in 2007 and currently publishes sixty to seventy scholarly books annually, has an outstanding reputation for producing award-winning books in the humanities and social sciences. In 2010 the Press established the Empire State Editions imprint to further develop its long established regional books program. The Press, a member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) since 1938, was established in 1907 not only to represent and uphold the values and traditions of the University itself but also to further those values and traditions through the dissemination of scholarly research and ideas.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.


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