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Job Posting ID# 64897


Employer Information

Name:
Cornell University Press
Address Line 1:
512 East State Street
Address Line 2:
Sage House
City:
Ithaca
State:
NY
Postal Code:
14850

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Jane Bunker
Contact Title:
Director, Cornell University Press
Telephone Number:
518-813-7497
Telephone Extension:
Email:
jfb324@cornell.edu

Job Specifics

Term:
Summer
Worksite:
Sage House is located just off central campus at 512 East State Street. Hybrid and remote work are available. However, work must be done within the United States of America.
Region:
Cornell Campus
Title:
Grad Student Acquisitions Fellow
Job Classification Level:
Level IV
Employer Type:
Cornell Employer
Supervisor:
Mahinder Kingra
Job Description:
The University Press is seeking two Cornell Graduate Students that are interested in the publishing industry. The selected students will:
• Prepare manuscripts for submission: formatting text files, confirming permissions for third-party materials, reviewing illustration programs, and updating database entries for transmitted titles.
• Write descriptive copy and securing blurbs.
• Arrange for peer review: Contacting potential peer reviewers, sending manuscripts, tracking the status of reviews, processing payments requests for honorarium
• Book closings for published books: sending copies of books for peer reviewers, blurbers, series editors, and others; ensuring that all documentation associated with the book publications is final.
• Assist editors in drafting grant proposals and subsidy applications.
• Undertake research projects for editors with regards to list development, reviews, and sales.
• Handle routine correspondence on behalf of editors.
• Maintain the Cornell University Press Library located in the building.
• Develop a graduate workshop on publishing for their home department or broader subject area, which will increase exposure for the Press on campus and promote the student as an advocate for scholarly publishing.
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
• Cornell doctoral candidate in the Humanities, entering years two through five.
• Strong interests in inter- and transdisciplinary work
• A deep interest in scholarly communications and scholarly publishing
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• The ability to work independently
• Excellent computer skills, especially with the intricacies of Microsoft Office products
• Great organizational and project management skills
Work Schedule:
16 hours per week. Could be condensed into two days.
Weekly Hours:
16
FWS Required:
No
Number of Positions Available:
2
How to Apply:
Send a copy of your CV and cover letter to Jane Bunker (jfb324@cornell.edu).
Paid:
Yes
Wage:
20.00
Employment Start Date:
05/23/2022
Employment End Date:
08/19/2022

Career Field Information

Career Field:
Miscellaneous
Career Field:
Administrative Services
Career Field:
Library