Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $47,476 - $56,930 or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Publishing Director reports to the Assistant Dean of Development and
Communications and is responsible for the development and execution of peer-reviewed publishing programs of the University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station. The director exercises judgment and has decision-making authority of her/his functions to support established publishing goals and performance targets. In addition to producing and editing her/his own written work along with others, the director plans, organizes and assigns work to staff. Furthermore, the director identifies and maintains relationships with interns and contractors who can support the writing, editing and publishing functions of the unit. The director is a critical member of the CALS Advancement leadership team and advises the Assistant Dean on initiatives and policies that further the publishing goals of the college. She/he coordinates closely with the other functional managers and directors to ensure work is performed efficiently and effectively.
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experience managing publishing projects from author consultation through product creation.
Excellent editing skills, including substantive editing.
Knowledge of print and digital publishing practices and standards and publications design.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Interest in investigating and pursuing new approaches to the delivery of educational content.
Masters Degree or graduate level education in a related discipline.
Experience working in higher education.
Experience in agriculture related fields.
Experience managing a multi-person department, including hiring and performance management.
Experience in managing project budgets.
Experience with publication warehousing and distribution centers.
Experience in creating and executing marketing plans for published products.