1) The Digital Publishing Assistant is responsible for maintaining e-book workflow across departments, monitoring inventory and information exchange with our e-bookselling partners, and backlist e-book digitization projects.
2) Oversee front list and backlist e-book publication, working inter departmentally, when required.
3) Monitor e-book vendor inventory and pricing, and work with vendors to maintain supply chain.
4) Maintain internal records of e-book creation, delivery, and sales.
5) Oversee the creation and collection of abstracts and keywords for selected titles.
6) Assist in metadata creation and maintenance.
7) Answer customer inquiries.
8) Other duties.
Unit Preferred Competencies
1) Strong analytical ability.
2) Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
3) Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
4) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6) Interpersonal skills.
7) Customer service skills.
8) Ability to coordinate a wide variety of tasks under time pressure.
9) Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries.
10) Ability to maintain confidentiality.
11) Ability to work as part of a team.
12) Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
13) Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
14) Ability to manage stressful situations.
15) Ability to represent organizations positively to internal and external clients.
1) Requires extensive keyboard and mouse use.
1) Bachelor's degree.
2) Graduate work.
1)A minimum two years of related experience.
2) Experience using e-books.
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Microsoft Office
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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