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Now Hiring: Journals and Reprints Coordinator

Journals and Reprints Coordinator – Editing, Design, and Production Department, UNC Press

The University of North Carolina Press, located in beautiful Chapel Hill, is seeking a talented Journals and Reprints Coordinator to join the Editing, Design, and Production Department. The individual in this position will be responsible for the project management of the growing UNC Press journals program and managing the reprints of both frontlist and backlist titles.


UNC Press currently manages the production of 14 journals. In addition to handling the overall production management of each journal, the individual in this position will be the liaison between the Press and journal editors. Responsibilities include scheduling and coordinating deliverables; evaluating manuscript files and updating design specs; evaluating the quality of and sizing art files; designing and/or updating template covers; managing vendor workflow (composition, printing, and epub conversions); providing quality assurance checks for epub files.


The individual in this position is also responsible for managing frontlist and backlist reprints, which includes updating text and cover files, setting and tracking schedules, managing printer workflow (offset and digital), converting titles to POD (print-on-demand) or into paperback, and file archiving.

Additional Duties

Additional tasks for both journal and reprint management include providing cost estimates, reviewing and approving invoices, and maintaining good working relationships with clients and vendors.


Candidates must be skilled with the Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least 2 years of publishing experience or equivalent, preferably in production. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, are essential, as are excellent planning and organizational skills. Knowledge of Excel and PdfToolbox are a plus, as are familiarity with xml or epub creation.

To Apply

This is a full-time position with salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021, and end on January 15, 2021. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources, Adele Sommerville, at

About UNC Press

UNC Press is a nonprofit publisher of both scholarly and general interest books and journals, affiliated with the University of North Carolina System. From its early days, the Press adopted the principle that its books should not merely observe but seek to understand, explain, and thereby improve our world. In keeping with that principle, UNC Press became the first scholarly publisher to develop an ongoing program of books by and about African Americans, beginning in the late 1920s, and was at the vanguard of the interdisciplinary field of gender and women’s studies in the 1970s. In addition to works on global history, religion, politics, and culture, the Press pioneered one of the earliest and strongest regional publishing programs in the country, publishing books on the people, culture, and environment of the South, cultivating a vital legacy for the future. The Press is also a leading publisher of works of Indigenous studies and histories of the carceral state, among other subjects that engage with pressing issues of social concern. The Press’s offices are located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the thriving Research Triangle region of North Carolina. To learn more about the Press, visit

UNC Press values diversity, equity, and inclusion in word and deed. The work we publish reflects a commitment to engaging diverse voices and experiences and bringing them to the widest possible audience. Similarly, we value a workplace that welcomes different perspectives to enhance the quality of our decision making as we carry out our work. We are strategically engaged in creating and enhancing policies and practices that will attract, retain, and develop a staff that is diverse along many dimensions.