The Society for American Archaeology (SAA), an international professional society with more than 7,500 members, is seeking a manager, Publications for its energetic staff of 9. This program manager is a multitasking, self-starting communicator who ensures that the Society’s publishing efforts and other external communications are consistent with the goals and objectives of the SAA. The position is also one that combines the nitty gritty (copy editing) with the more global aspects of publications program management. It is a full-service, one-person department.
Serve as liaison for staff, editors, and authors to Cambridge University Press, SAA’s publishing partner for the society’s three flagship journals, American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, and Advances in Archaeological Practice, as well as proofread and give final approval to publish all issues.
Serve as managing editor for the society’s full-color, five-times-a-year magazine, The SAA Archaeological Record, to include copyediting, production, proofreading, and distribution, as well as working with the volunteer editor, authors, and staff.
Serve as managing editor for books published by the The SAA Press.
Edit and produce all annual meeting products including the preliminary program, abstracts, final program, and miscellaneous printed materials.
Update and maintain the publications section of SAAweb, the society’s website.
Serve as copyright and permissions manager.
Work closely with marketing staff and designers to produce a variety of marketing materials.
Prepare budget for publications program and ensure that the program meets approved budget guidelines.
Work with various design, typesetting, and print vendors to obtain bids to ensure best pricing and best quality for all products.
Serve as staff liaison to the SAA’s Publications Committee.
Respond to all member and public inquiries regarding SAA’s publishing program.
Maintain an effective working relationship with editors of society publications, and with authors and potential authors.
Maintain and update the SAA Style Guide.
Assist manager, Marketing in developing book releases for new volumes from The SAA Press.
Travel to the annual meeting to serve in the SAA booth to showcase the publications program and assist in the general operations—Scheduled meetings will be in Washington, DC (2018); Albuquerque (2019); Austin (2020); San Francisco (2021); Chicago (2022)
Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 3-4 years of proven editorial experience with strong computer, time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Experience with the Chicago Manual of Style is required.
The successful candidate will be a multitasker with excellent communication (written and oral) skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively as a team player.
Experience with copyright, permission issues, and print production is a plus. The successful manager will have a good eye for detail, be creative, and enjoy working with others as well as the more solitary aspects of editorial and production work.
Additional Salary Information: The salary for this position is $57,000-$62,000, depending on experience. A full benefits package including health insurance, long-term disability, life insurance, dental, sick leave, annual leave, personal leave, federal holiday closings and half-day Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to mid-August, and a pre-tax Metro option round out the compensation package.
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,500 members, the Society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, and the private sector.
...Since its inception in 1934, the SAA has endeavored to stimulate interest and research in American Archaeology; advocate for and aid in the conservation of archaeological resources; encourage public access to and appreciation of archaeology; oppose all looting of archaeological sites and the purchase and sale of looted archaeological materials; and serve as a bond among those interested in the archaeology of the Americas.