SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 225,600 constituents from 150 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.
SPIE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
The Director, Publications and Platform is responsible for driving business strategy and innovation across the SPIE suite of publications activities including proceedings and conference content, journals, books, and multimedia. Primary responsibilities include directing SPIE’s conference content acquisitions and development strategy; ensuring that SPIE’s publications activity connects to SPIE’s events activity; and managing SPIE Digital Library product and platform development strategy.
The Director, Publications and Platform is also responsible for directing and overseeing SPIE’s publications editorial, policy, and production operations; shaping and executing departmental goals and strategies; handling copyright, ethics, and legal matters, related to publications; and working with publications and Society staff and volunteer leadership to ensure the future success of SPIE publications.
Education & Experience Requirements Candidates must have experience working within a not-for-profit STM organization with a minimum of 10 years of experience in publishing management and 5 years of direct supervisory duties. Ideal candidates will have experience working with conference-to-publications processes and digital library platform creation. Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent required, Master’s or PhD preferred. This position is based at SPIE’s global headquarters in Bellingham, WA. SPIE offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and an inclusive company culture.
Please send your resume/CV and cover letter including salary requirements to:
Email: Recruiting@spie.org Apply online: www.spie.jobs Mail: SPIE Human Resources, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227
All materials must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019.