Program Lead, MIT Open Publishing Services

Massachusetts, United States
30 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

MIT OPEN PUBLISHING SERVICES (MITops) PROGRAM LEADMIT Press (MITP), to shape and execute strategy for the launch and growth of the Press’s newest publishing program—MITops.  MITops is the exclusive service provider for academic publishing projects that are hosted on PubPub. MITops will also be able to provide EDP and related services on an a la carte basis. Will serve as a key member of the MITops strategic team and assist with overall strategy, programmatic management, and business development; work with Press directors and managers to identify and recruit institutional (individuals or DLCs) and mission-aligned independent publishers that need professional publishing services; build and maintain a network of experienced publishing contractors; and collaborate with the PubPub team to scope and develop online community publishing solutions that meet partner expectations cost effectively.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ administrative and/or project/program management experience and at least two years of product, marketing, or business development experience, preferably in scholarly and/or book/journal publishing or in open source software community management; strong communication and customer service skills; track record setting up systems and processes to manage communication and outreach; and basic understanding of current and evolving digital scholarship methodologies, state-of-the-art production technologies, and multimodal software applications. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of becoming permanent. Job #18969-8

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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