PubPub Community Manager

Cambridge, Mass.
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Created: May 31, 2017


PUBPUB COMMUNITY MANAGER, MIT Press, to ensure the timely production of MIT Press books and journals produced on the PubPub publishing platform and assist the team with nonprogramming-related site development.  Will work with the Press on strategies for content acquisition and development, be involved in community building and with developing a communications strategy that encourages readers to be contributors, and support the PubPub team by engaging directly with the team and community on site layout and other user experience concerns.  Will also support the promotion of the PubPub platform within the MIT community and elsewhere as a publishing platform of choice.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred) in software design or communications; three years of experience in digital publishing, writing, or a related field; significant knowledge of digital publication practices and developments; strong organizational and time-management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under pressure of deadlines and with minimal supervision; strong interpersonal and communication skills, both in person and using email and the telephone; experience proofreading and copyediting for style.    Must be aware of trends in digital publishing and knowledgeable about the roles of all players in the scholarly communications ecosystem, ideally including libraries.Fa  miliarity with graphic design and user experience methods and technologies a plus. Experience designing web usage experiments and data analysis techniques also desirable.

This is a temporary, one-year position.

To see a detailed job description, please visit the MIT Press website,

To apply: visit the MIT Careers website, and search for job number 14808.


Published: Thursday, June 1, 2017 20:04 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, June 1, 2017 20:04 UTC