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Associate Digital Publishing Representative - L-25-18

Company:
Rowman & Littlefield
Location:
Lanham, Maryland, United States
Posted:
December 07, 2018

Description:

Production / Electronic Publishing

Rowman & Littlefield seeks an enthusiastic, fast-learning candidate for our mid-level Associate Digital Publishing Representative position. This representative will report to the assistant manager of electronic publishing in their role as account manager for distribution of digital files on behalf of RLPG’s client publishers. They will also interface with e-book vendors such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Google to trouble-shoot and problem-solve when e-books fail to appear for sale or function properly. This position is located at the company’s Lanham, Maryland headquarters.

Major Responsibilities

• Education and support of assigned NBN client publishers on the eBook distribution process

• File verification, distribution, and general troubleshooting for files distributed to vendors, including retailers and conversion partners

• Monitor title catalog of assigned publishers for problems at digital vendors, both through direct catalog management or through liaising with vendor contacts, as needed

• Work with RLPG and NBN team on technical issues beyond the scope of client services regarding ePub developments, devices, and file processing at vendors

• Work with clients to ensure file availability and metadata delivery for promotions and prepub titles where applicable

• Work with outside vendors to create e-book files for clients and/or RLPG backlist and special-case frontlist titles

• Light e-book file manipulation and editing

• Miscellaneous administrative work, including processing invoices, monthly reporting, and audits of live titles

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in English, library/information science, or a related field preferred.

• 1-2 years experience in publishing or digital asset management preferred.

• Must be able to learn quickly, juggle multiple vendors, priorities, and deadlines, as well as demonstrate excellent time-management skills and attention to detail.

• Excellent communication and human relation skills; work well on a team.

• Command of Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

• Knowledge of metadata, ONIX, and databases a plus.

• Knowledge of HTML, XML, CSS, epub editing software, and/or InDesign a plus.

About Our Company

An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, Connecticut, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number L-25-18, where you learned of the opening and your salary expectations) to

Rowman & Littlefield

Lanham, MD

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to www.rowman.com/Page/HR for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at .