University Press of Florida

University Press of Florida
15 NW 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-1351
(800) 226-3822
Fax: (352) 392-7302

Open position(s)

Editor in Chief/Deputy Director

University Press of Florida seeks an experienced and dynamic Editor in Chief/Deputy Director to join the management team. This position will assume a prominent leadership role and be responsible for UPF's robust book division and its burgeoning journals program. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the functionality of the two by effective list building, generating income for the sale of book and journal publications, planning annual journal and acquisitions strategies and budgets, forecasting journal revenue, staffing, and securing adequate resources for the imprints' operations. The position is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction and list acquisitions, in consultation with the editorial board, for the number and type of book titles being signed. The EIC will also work with the Journals Manager to increase the number of journals offered by the Press, set the journals editorial direction, control its workflow, establish prices and best practices, and coordinate the distribution of the journal products.

The search will be managed by Jack Farrell & Associates. Applications must be submitted through the University of Florida's human resources website at Search for requisition number 495868, or follow this link:

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