Manager – Digital Publishing

at Middle Tennessee State University- Walker Library (view profile)
Published June 30, 2022
Location Murfreesboro, TN
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $51,415 - $64,011
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The Digital Publishing Manager (DPM) manages established and forthcoming production services for open access publishing and digital archiving in the library, including e-journal and e-book hosting platforms such as OJS, PressBooks, print-on-demand services, and others through effective project management, production workflow, and user support. The Digital Publishing Manager is part of the Digital Scholarship Initiatives unit ( and is responsible for managing the daily publishing operations and seeing projects to completion including tasks such as document modelling, text-structure cleanup processes and metadata creation. Monitors and integrates emerging trends and best practices in the digital publishing environment; and assists in developing and administering innovative and sustainable publishing services that support the sharing and preservation of digital scholarship. Collaborates across the library and with MTSU campus partners, journal editors, and potential authors to create, disseminate, and preserve digital scholarly materials. Serves as a subject matter expert in digital publishing and provides continuous evaluation of processes to increase efficiency and operational practices. Provides consultation and publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content. Provides support and training for journal editors, repository coordinators, and authors on their respective publishing platforms.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree.

Required Related Experience

One year of full-time (or two years part-time) project management experience and/or in a publishing environment (print or digital). One year of experience using website, design, or publishing tools.

Desirable Related Experience

Degree in library science, information science, history, English, journalism, media arts, art/design, educational technology, user experience, or related degree. One year of editorial experience in book or journal publishing or experience with any editorial processes such as copy-editing, proofreading, typesetting, format conversion, peer review process, website management, etc. Prior experience with accessibility, universal design, and or inclusive design. Experience with open educational resources and citation styles of Chicago, MLA and/or APA. Experience managing projects in an academic library, publisher, or knowledge institution.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants

If available, we encourage applicants to share links within their resume or cover letter to works created, edited or published that reflect their digital or publishing skills. For more information about MTSU, Walker Library and Rutherford County, see the Hiring Resources section at For more information about the Library’s DSI unit and its core values visit

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: July 29, 2022

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