JOB SUMMARY

This position supports the daily editorial, production, and administrative operations of the SFI Press. We are a small and highly collaborative, cross-trained team dedicated to supporting the work of SFI’s community of researchers.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide editorial support, e.g.,

Proofreading

Copyediting, as needed

Reviewing and correcting transcripts

Reviewing and correcting OCR scanned text

• Assist with production, e.g.,

Adding content to layout in InDesign or Overleaf (LaTeX)

Inputting author and copyeditor changes

Converting print files to ebook following an already-established process

Cleaning up/recreating figures, as needed

Compiling and/or tidying bibliographic files for consistency within and across volumes

Creating/identifying volume artwork in collaboration with the Press team

• Drive special projects as determined by SFI Press manager, e.g.,

Tracking royalties for historical and current SFI publications

Working with SFI Archivist to catalogue SFI Press and historical publication records

• Assist with marketing efforts, e.g.,

Working with the SFI Communications team on Press-related ventures

Participating in occasional events, such as the InterPlanetary Festival, November Symposium, and Winter Tea

• Provide administrative support, working closely with SFI Press manager and team to maintain SFI Press systems, e.g.,

Maintaining book sales, expenses, addresses, volume statuses, and other data in Airtable

Reviewing and periodically updating files and notes in Notion and Box

Assisting with tracking contracts, payments, manuscripts, etc2

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

• Required:

College degree with significant coursework in mathematics and science

Proficiency with LaTeX (familiarity with Overleaf a bonus)

Familiarity with coding (e.g., HTML, R, and/or Python)

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work under stress and meet deadlines

Must be detail-oriented and a team player

• Preferred:

Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Dreamweaver

Experience with data visualization

ABOUT THE PRESS

The Press was founded on the principle that excellent scholarship need not be prohibitively expensive. Our books are sold at or near cost and are available globally. At every stage of publication, we strive for nimbleness. Our volumes range from works for a general readership to highly technical monographs and are written by respected complexity-science researchers from around the globe working in diverse fields. To learn more, visit our website: https://www.sfipress.org/

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