Now Hiring: Project Manager – Graduate Assistantship

Project Manager – Graduate Assistantship


UNC Press is looking for a Project Manager to work on a NEH / Mellon Foundation-funded project, “Recovering an Important Body of Work in German Studies: Reissuing the UNC Studies in Germanic Languages & Literatures Series.” The graduate assistantship is for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. Schedule is flexible and can accommodate changing class schedules. The Project Manager will work with and report to, John McLeod, Director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing Services, with their time divided between the Press and the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Editing and preparing new forewords for publication
  • Writing and editing descriptive copy for books
  • Performing quality control for 125 print and eBook files
  • Completing and checking metadata for 125 books
  • Assigning DOIs and registering them with the Press’s CrossRef account
  • Finalizing cover and copyright page files
  • Helping to distribute eBook files to various vendors and platforms
  • Coordinating a small marketing and promotion plan for the books
  • Attending the German Language Association meeting in Washington, DC (October 2020) and representing the project there

Required Qualifications

  • Candidate must be at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Candidate must have good communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Good writing and copyediting skills are required
  • Ability to learn how to work in a FileMaker database
  • Ability to learn how to use Adobe CS / InDesign at a very basic level

Preferred Qualifications

  • German language skills a plus, but not required

To Apply

Interested candidates should contact Adele Sommerville at:

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