NU Press-Acquisitions: Administrative Aide 1

DEPARTMENT: NU Press-Acquisitions

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Available Fall 2017. 1 position available

Opportunity to work with a nationally renowned university press that publishes 70+ books per year in areas including philosophy, literary criticism, and African American studies, as well as fiction, poetry, play scripts, and Chicago history. Students will gain valuable, wide-ranging work experience in the book publishing industry. Under the supervision of the NU Press editorial staff, responsibilities may include: reviewing submissions, acquisitions research, generating briefs and other written reports, preparing for conferences and other special events, maintaining author contract files, auditing permissions for manuscripts, database management, and other administrative tasks as assigned. 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be an NU undergraduate student with a Federal Work-Study allotment for the 2017-18 academic year.

Detail-oriented, independent worker. Excellent writing and organizational skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Demonstrated interest in publishing; humanities or social science major preferred. 

PAY RATE: $10.00/hr

CONTACT NAME: Maggie Grossman

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 847-491-8113

CONTACT EMAIL: m-grossman@northwestern.edu