- Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship
This position seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing a year-long fellowship at the University of Georgia Press. The University Press Diversity Fellow will be immersed in the acquisitions department, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, the fellow will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. The Fellow will also work with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing areas. This position has been funded and developed with the support of the Association of American University Presses and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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- Readers. Although our review process does require outside readers, a reader must have strong qualifications—usually a PhD plus several years of research—in the specific subject area of a manuscript. We do not employ general readers.
- Copyeditors. We use freelance copyeditors on most of our books.
At present we have a backlog of qualified candidates, but resumés submitted to the managing editor will be kept on file for consideration when we need to expand our pool.
Previous experience electronically copyediting scholarly books is strongly preferred.
Please indicate any special subject-area expertise that corresponds to our publishing program.
- Proofreaders. Prospective proofreaders must pass a test at the Press offices in Athens.
We are not currently hiring new proofreaders, but if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for testing, please contact project editor Jon Davies.
- Indexers. Most of our authors prepare their own indexes.
Authors who wish to engage the services of a professional indexer are referred to the Indexer Locator on the web site of the American Society of Indexers.
Position available starting August 2018.
The Georgia Power-Grady College Assistantship at UGA Press introduces interested graduate students at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to the world of book publishing through the Press's marketing department. We are seeking an individual with excellent organizational skills who is detail oriented and has the ability to work independently. Applicants must have good communication skills. A good working knowledge of graphic design and social media is a plus.
- A commitment of at least two semesters is required.
- Application materials should be submitted to Anne Hurne in the Grady College Graduate Studies Office by no later than April 15 for consideration for an assistantship starting Fall 2018. Application materials should include a resume and letter of interest. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the director of marketing and digital initiatives at the Press. For more information about the Press or the assistantship, contact David Des Jardines.
- The Georgia Power-Grady College assistantship recipient will work directly with David Des Jardines, director of marketing and digital initiatives. The student will work on one or multiple books’ promotions, from the beginning stages of publicity to the end, allowing them to see the results of their work and to understand the challenges of winning media coverage. They will help plan the publicity campaign, research niche media, set up and support events, and handle other marketing duties as necessary. They will also be responsible for nominating select trade and scholarly titles for awards.
- Student receives tuition waiver but still has to pay student fees. UGA Press will pay student by the hour.
- 13-20 hrs per week.