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Senior Administrator, Books

Company: American Society of Civil Engineers
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Would you like to help build a better world? Then join a diverse and dedicated team contributing to the growing civil engineering body of knowledge that guides and informs our members in their technical and professional endeavors.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is currently seeking a book publishing professional to develop new books and content from acquisition through delivery to the production and marketing teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in developing and maintaining a calendar of titles
  • Reviewing incoming manuscripts for completeness, compliance with copyright, permissions, formatting, and style requirements
  • Assisting with the acquisition of technical books, including liaising with technical committees and developing/maintaining book metadata
  • Liaising with technical committee and stakeholder experts to acquire, quality check, and post contract documents for sale
  • Preparing letters, packages, and other routine correspondence
  • Entering new book information into title management system
  • Ensuring consistency and quality control of book data entry
  • Providing editorial oversight for ASCE Bridges print calendar
  • Traveling to conferences and working at bookstores and exhibit booths
  • Scheduling meetings and maintaining minutes

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 4-year college/university degree or equivalent broad knowledge in a specialized field in scholarly publishing
  • 2-4 years' experience in book publishing
  • Advanced competency with MS Office
  • Experience working in large databases
  • Demonstrated success organizing oneself, processes, and people
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A strong customer service bent and team mentality

ASCE is a global nonprofit professional membership association dedicated to the advancement of the civil engineering profession in order to serve the public good.

To accomplish ASCE's mission, ASCE staff works together as a team, based on a foundation of trust, striving for individual and organizational excellence. To achieve our shared goals, we maintain a relentless focus on members and a commitment to continuously grow and improve individually and collectively.

For consideration, submissions of interest must contain a resume and cover letter with salary requirements.


Keywords: American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston , Senior Administrator, Books, Other , Reston, Virginia

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