Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N7057 / Mgr,UNM Press EDP Services
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Under limited supervision, the Manager of Editorial, Design/Digital and Production (EDP) provides strong management, strategy and creative and technical expertise to the organization; sets short, medium, and long-term evolving goals for the unit's print and digital publishing program. Oversees the articulation and quantification of product requirements, the adoption of new technologies, and the definition of standard procedures for product editing, design and launching. Overseas and directs junior- and senior-level staff in the production of first-class publications across the unit?s academic and trade publishing program. Manages relationships with authors and other partners; manages projects and resources across departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages the conceptualization, development, maintenance and expansion of print and digital publishing projects, including digital-only publications, simultaneous print and digital publications, and print publications.
  2. Manages the execution of special projects and other initiatives designed to achieve the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the organization.
  3. Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  4. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, operating procedures, and product roadmap; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  5. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  6. Advises and collaborates with other staff to evaluate and manage resources for preparation, production and tracking of publications.
  7. Reports on cost and anticipated trends for print and digital publications; provides regular reports to leadership and other related constituents regarding progress toward project goals and delieverables.
  8. Works with other departments to develop procedures and systems for appropriate recordkeeping related to expenses and revenues for print and digital publishing.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with print and digital publishing and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with suite of Adobe and Microsoft Office products; strong knowledge of electronic publishing formats as well as XML and other languages and technologies related to e-books and electronic publishing.
  • Strong knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of print and digital publishing and development.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and their resolution in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong analytical communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize projects.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Strong knowledge of print and digital book publishing processes and best practices.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

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