Open Publishing Coordinator

Virginia Tech

Open Publishing Coordinator

  • Institution: Virginia Tech
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Blacksburg, VA
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Open Publishing Coordinator

  • Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, VA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: March 25, 2024
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Job TitleOpen Publishing Coordinator

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ $58,000 minimum dependent on qualifications and experience

Location Blacksburg, VA

Application Deadline March 04, 2024

Contact Information

Contact Name Rebecca Osborne

Department University Libraries


Phone US +1 (540) 231-1646

Job Description

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The University Libraries at Virginia Tech has a full-time Open Publishing Coordinator position available. Virginia Tech Publishing launched in 2017 and currently publishes open access books, journals, digital scholarship, and audiovisual media. Reporting to the Publishing Director, the Open Publishing Coordinator will manage book publishing projects, consult with researchers on campus, and build awareness for the program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a firm grasp of the changing landscape of academic publishing, particularly with respect to emerging digital publication initiatives within libraries and university presses. Essential to the position is the ability to work closely with faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines, who are interested in pursuing open access scholarship.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree with relevant training and or experience or Master’s degree in library or information science, publishing, or other related field
-Experience with digital publishing standards, strategies, and best practices with an understanding of open access publishing trends
-Experience planning and managing projects, including setting priorities
-Experience with open source digital publishing tools such as Pressbooks, WordPress, Scalar, or Open Journal Systems
-Demonstrated experience working with faculty, staff, and students across multiple academic departments and colleges

Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s degree or higher in information science or related discipline
-Experience in academic publishing or a related field
-Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
-Experience with copyediting in scholarly publishing

-The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and the names of three(3) references and their contact information.
-The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. We are committed to mentoring and establishing safe spaces, both physical and virtual, where employees from current and historically minoritized groups can thrive.

The members of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech strive individually and collectively to create, sustain, and share inclusive ways of knowing in conscientious community with each other and all the people we serve in every space we shape. In keeping with our Aspirational Identity and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, the University Libraries commits to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility

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