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Journals Manager

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About the Job

The University of Minnesota Press seeks a Journals Manager to join its high-performing team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is motivated to take charge of a small program and develop new opportunities to expand the business. The successful candidate will be a proactive and adaptable team player and will be an excellent communicator. The Journals Manager will split their time between managerial/administrative and EDP work. They will manage the relationships with journal editorial groups, including those owned by scholarly associations and those edited by a collective of scholars; will launch new journals as they are acquired; will be responsible for the Editorial, Design, and Production processes; and will manage the relationships with our print and online subscription services providers. The Journals Manager reports to the Production and Design Manager, and will work closely with the Editorial Director and Associate Director on strategic business decisions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Managerial and Administrative functions (40%)

Manage relationships with journal editors and associations. Provide guidance to conform to standards and procedures and adhere to regular schedules.

Manage overall production workflow and software tools.

Preside at monthly journals division meeting.

Report regularly on subscriptions and revenue.

Manage relationships with outside vendors and freelancers.

Supervise student worker(s).

Manage distribution & subscription management partnerships, and other vendor business agreements.

Devise strategies to increase revenue and reduce costs.

Advise editorial director and business office on potential acquisitions.

Manage launch of new journals.

Editorial, Design, and Production (60%)

Review and troubleshoot manuscript, artwork, and documentation for each issue; resolve problems.

Prepare images for production.

Apply XML structuring to manuscript.

Prepare art, permissions, and publication history logs.

Transmit manuscripts and artwork to copy editors and packagers.

Review all stages of page proof.

Coordinate advertisements.

Order manufacturing and transfer files to printer.

Compile and transfer digital files to aggregators such as JSTOR.

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $68,000, dependent on experience.

The University of Minnesota is a land-grant institution that serves the state and the person holding this position is expected to live in Minnesota.

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the University of Minnesota Press endorses a “work with flexibility” approach that offers a welcoming and flexible work environment where everyone is inspired to do their best. Work location options include working fully remote, partially remote, or entirely in the office and are based on the work of the position. Some on-site work may be necessary for certain positions, even those designated as fully remote.

This position has been designated as Flexible Work Profile Three.

Profile three is expected to work remotely more than 50% of the time. Your dedicated office space will be in your remote work location. UPress management retains the right to modify flexible work arrangement agreements on a temporary or permanent basis for any reason at any time.


Required Qualifications

BA/BS degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Art or related field plus two years of scholarly journal or scholarly book publishing experience, or six years combined equivalent education and experience; proven project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

Proven management ability. Strong editing and proofreading skills; knowledge of book print production; knowledge of XML for book publishing workflow; facility with Adobe Creative Suite

About the Department

The University of Minnesota Press is recognized internationally for its innovative, boundary-breaking editorial program in the humanities and social sciences and as publisher of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the most widely used objective tests of personality in the world. Minnesota also maintains as part of its mission a strong commitment to publishing books on the people, history, and natural environment of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Established in 1925, Minnesota is among the founding members of the Association of University Presses (AUP).

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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