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Journals Manager, Uc Press (Hybrid)

University of California Office of the President
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Journals Manager, Uc Press (Hybrid)

Location: OaklandFull Time
Job ID: 64791
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Position Base: Oakland
Location: UCOP - Franklin Building


At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. Learn more about the UC Office of the President


University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers, committed to influencing public discourse and challenging the status quo. At a time of dramatic change for scholarship and publishing, we collaborate with faculty, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today's knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.


In tandem with the Journals Publisher, manages the individual titles that compose the UC Press Journals Program (40 titles) and assumes independent management of any assigned specific titles. Management of individual titles involves regular communication, collaboration, and problem-solving with editorial offices and society partners. Will be responsible for working closely with Journals Production colleagues to ensure issues are published on time and that titles are meeting any published content goals or expectations. Will work with Journals Marketing colleagues to help inform and facilitate any marketing efforts involving editorial stakeholders.

  • 80% Journals Program Operations In tandem with and under general direction of the Journals Publisher manages the day to day operations of individual titles composing the Journals Program. Makes recommendations for changes to any individual titles.
  • 10% Contracts and Editorial Operations In consultation with Journals Publisher, negotiates and drafts editorial and publishing contracts. Coordinates editorial searches and onboarding and offboarding of new editors, including implementation of manuscript management applications
  • 5% Develops and maintains strong working relationships with journal editorial stakeholders.
  • 5% Prepares publishing reports for editorial stakeholders


Minimum of 5 years of journals publishing, publishing, or project management required.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of the journal publishing process.
  • Working knowledge of open access journal publishing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external parties.
  • Solid verbal, written and presentation skills to articulate ideas and issues in individual and group settings.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, project management and problem resolution skills.
  • Familiarity with manuscript management software and using bibliographic tools such as SCOPUS and Web of Science
  • Proficiency with internet searches, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database and e-mail applications.


Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training required

Travel Requirements
5% Travel to journal conferences, professional meetings, and/or to meet with journal editors.


The person hired will be required to reside within California and report to work on-site at UC's Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA on a regular basis.


Job Title: Acquisitions Editor 3
Job Code: 004016
Salary Grade: Grade 21

Payscale: $82,000 - $97,400, commensurate with experience
Full Salary Range: $70,100 - $124,700

The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging


This is a hybrid position. This position will be based in downtown Oakland, CA, and the successful candidate will be expected to work onsite at least two days per week.


Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.


The first review date for this job is February 26, 2024. The position will be open until filled.


Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

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