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 Manager, Publishing Strategy and Partnerships is responsible for identifying new services and tools that support researchers, managing partner and vendor relationships, and collaborates with the other department stakeholders to develop a strategic vision for SPIE’s publications portfolio.
- Developing and overseeing relationships with publishing partners, resellers and aggregators, indexing services, and other publications service providers.
- Monitoring activities in scholarly publishing including new products and services, changes in business models, Open Access requirements, etc., and making recommendations to pivot SPIE publications as needed.
- Researching and analyzing the information needs of researchers in SPIE fields and explore opportunities to enhance and expand SPIE publications to meet researcher needs more effectively.
- Working with publications leadership on business, product, and platform strategy.
The right candidate will be a strategic contributor within SPIE’s publications department, expert on scholarly publishing, and works closely with the Director, Publications and Platform to ensure that SPIE publications adopt best practices and evolve to meet changing industry needs. Frequent attendance at both SPIE and scholarly publishing events is expected.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in scholarly publishing project management
- Bachelor’s degree in publishing, physical sciences, or equivalent, relevant experience
- Minimum of two years direct supervisory experience preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of scientific/technical publishing conventions including Open Access, electronic publishing formats, and production requirements and methods.
- Experience in working with scholarly societies and understanding their objectives.
This position may work out of SPIE Headquarters in Bellingham, Washington or remotely with occasional travel to SPIE Headquarters.
Please send a resume and cover letter, indicating how your experience and qualifications match the requirements and why you will be successful in this position to:
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, October 30, 2020.
SPIE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal 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.