Digital Production Lead - Mason Publishing

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Created: November 12, 2014


 Mason Publishing Group seeks an experienced professional responsible for the management of and front-line user support for digital publishing tools and platforms. Mason Publishing Group is a new initiative that unites the George Mason University Libraries’ existing digital publishing activity with the George Mason University Press to form a new set of publishing services for the university.

Successful candidate will:
• Manage the daily operations of our digital publishing tools, including the institutional repository—Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS)—and our LUNA digital asset management system;
• Consult with students, faculty and researchers who want to publish materials in MARS;
• Work closely with our metadata services group to insure consistent metadata across all digital platforms;
• Assist our Data Services Group with data repository issues and solutions;
• Provide project management responsibility for workflows leading to production/transformation of e-content for a range of target platforms (e.g., e-books, e-journals, print-on-demand services, etc.);
• Work with outside vendors and publishing partners to deliver digital files and metadata.

Incumbent supervises the Digital Content Developer and reports to the Head, Mason Publishing Group.

Required Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in relevant discipline, such as ALA-Accredited masters in library or information science, masters in publishing, and/or other advanced or terminal degree;
• Be familiar with a range of web-based technologies and possess demonstrable expertise in at least one of the following: XML, XSLT, Java, HTML5, epub, or CSS;
• Demonstrated success managing and/or developing digital publications and collections within a library, publisher, or knowledge institution;
• Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects;
• Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget by leveraging demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills;
• Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2–4 years of professional experience in digital publishing initiatives, digital collections, or digital repositories;
• Experience working with digital publishing or institutional repository platform/software (e.g., Fedora, DSpace, Eprints, Digital Commons);
• Knowledge of current metadata standards and understanding of metadata principles and practices;
• Facility with the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly In-Design (CS5 or later) a plus;
• Experience in identifying appropriate funding opportunities and in writing successful grant applications;
• Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models.

12-month professional faculty appointment with rank possible, dependent on qualifications and experience. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

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Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 01:20 UTC

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