Princeton University Press
Production Specialist, Print on Demand (Remote Option)
Princeton University Press (PUP) seeks a skilled individual who is process-oriented and
possesses a passion for on-the-job learning, books, academia, and publishing. The Production
Specialist, Print on Demand (POD) will report to the Assistant Director, Publishing Operations,
and will be responsible for all facets of production for a variety of POD projects. This role will
maintain a complete view of the processes, schedules, and specifications required to set up print
on demand titles with all partner vendors, as well as managing workflows and relationships with
the teams that bring our print books to market both globally and domestically. This is a full-time
position with comprehensive benefits and can be 100% remote or hybrid.
• Track all POD projects: Plan, schedule, prioritize, and route all the work that needs to happen
for accurate and on-time publication.
• Monitor and ensure the highest degree of final quality and develop new and improved quality
methods for all print on demand projects.
• Develop expertise in every facet in our POD program as well as the technical opportunities—
and limitations—of print on demand vendors. Implement, monitor, document, and share this
knowledge to maximize the performance and efficiency of the teams we interact with both
internally and externally.
• Maintain and monitor systems, including our internal title management system (Biblio), and
external systems including the digital asset distribution system (CoreSource) as well as POD
vendor content management systems.
• Develop reporting from these same systems required for tracking, communication, and
distribution of all print on demand projects.
• Coordinate all production metadata reporting required for accurate and timely print on demand
setup across vendors.
• Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement.
• Minimum of an associate degree preferred and at least 1 to 2 years of prior experience in
publishing (internships included).
• Relevant work experience may be substituted for educational qualifications.
• Competency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel), and Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative
Cloud (especially InDesign).
• Reliability and process-orientation is essential.
• Experience in publishing, production, or design, Biblio (title management), CoreSource, and
working with metadata are pluses.
• Demonstrable time-management, organizational skills, appreciation for detail and problemsolving skills.
• Must be detailed oriented and manage multiple tasks to meet production deadlines;
organizational and time management skills are a plus.
Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer and employs individuals based on
their abilities. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
• Strong sense of follow-through and confidence with independent work, and as part of a larger
collective with common goals.
• Effectively engage and liaise with a diversity of individuals internally and externally.
• Enthusiasm for collaboration, and commitment to PUP’s professional code of conduct, located
• While the Princeton, NJ office is currently closed due to the pandemic, once the office
reopens, interested candidates who prefer to work on-site will be able to work from the Press’s
NJ office for networking and professional development. Flexibility with in-office days will be
permitted as the Press supports hybrid work.
PUP is a strong advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university press
community. Individuals who are members of groups underrepresented in academic publishing
(which is, according to research by Lee & Low, historically a majority white, straight, cisgender,
and nondisabled industry) are encouraged to apply. The Press provides a comprehensive and
affordable benefits package and is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s
campus that is walking distance from downtown Princeton with easy car access to Route 1 and
walking distance from the Princeton train station.
Base Salary: $51,500/year plus a comprehensive benefits package. Starting salary may be
negotiable based on relevant skills and prior experience.
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a cover letter* with salary
requirements, and a résumé to PUP’s application website.
*Please include in your cover letter a description of what you are currently reading and what is
on your “to read” list.
Direct Apply URL:
Due to application volume, only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton
University Press, visit http://press.princeton.edu/.
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