21.533 jobs: digital production editor (Yale UP); computer and media scientists (Braunschweig)

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:01:09 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 533.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: David Sewell <dsewell_at_virginia.edu> (78)
         Subject: Job posting: Yale University Press, Digital Production

   [2] From: John Bradley <john.bradley_at_kcl.ac.uk> (47)
         Subject: Job advertisement for computer and media scientists

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:44:41 +0000
         From: David Sewell <dsewell_at_virginia.edu>
         Subject: Job posting: Yale University Press, Digital Production Editor

[I am posting this on behalf of Yale UP. Please reply to the contact
address in the posting, not to me. For an online version, see
http://aaupnet.org/jobs/joblist.php?job=415 . --David S.]

Position Description

Yale University Press

Digital Production Editor

Under the general direction of the Manager of Digital Publishing but
with minimal guidance and with considerable latitude for exercising
discretion and independent judgment, will carry out the following

Manage workflow and content management for various new digital
projects and maintain schedules.

Determine optimal production strategy for individual titles and
develop Document Type Definitions for vendors to follow in digitizing
previously published work.

Arrange for or perform copyediting of original digital publications
and checking of vendor files on all digital publications.

Work closely with Acquisitions and Production Departments to ensure
that editing and production conform to each project?s publishing plan
and that projects stay on schedule.

Meet with authors or editors of complex publications to advise on
manuscript and illustration preparation for cost-efficient
publication. Coordinate closely with consultants and other editors of
digital documentary editions.

Investigate new production methods for electronic publications and
propose improvements to internal workflow on documentary editions
that are published both as books and as digital publications.


Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:

* Thorough experience with XML (from DTD and schema creation to
XSL/transform output)

* Ability to troubleshoot errors in XML files

* Experience with a content management system

* Familiarity with code pages, character sets, and/or encoding, and
with Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines

* Ability to learn new platforms and programs, especially databases
and spreadsheets, and ability to adapt them to new uses

* Experience working with a GUI XML editor, such as oXygen, Epic, or XMetal

* Quality assurance skills

* Experience with rendering output from XML source files

* Copyediting skills and knowledge of editorial norms, including
familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style

* Experience with Adobe Acrobat and Distiller, and HTML Help Workshop a plus

* Experience with outsourcing/off-shoring a plus

* Database Management System (DBMS) experience a plus

* Development/Scripting experience a plus (e.g., .NET, Java, PERL,
Python, etc.)

Special Licenses, Registration, or Certification:


Education or Training:

B.A. minimum. Programming experience a plus.

Level and Type of Experience:

Significant publishing experience a plus. Preferably three to five
years? relevant experience with an academic or reference publisher.
Familiarity with XML coding, TEI practices, and current and emerging
technologies for producing digital publications. Background in
humanities computing helpful.

Application: For immediate consideration, please apply online at
www.Yale.edu/jobs - the Auto req ID for this position is 3427BR.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and
excellence of a career at Yale University. Yale University, one of
the country's great workplaces, offers exciting opportunities for
meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is
among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices,
liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a
variety of retirement benefits, recreational facilities including the
largest gym in the country, and much more.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

E-mail: daniel.lee_at_yale.edu
Posted: 2/06/08

David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 801079, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318 USA
Courier: 310 Old Ivy Way, Suite 302, Charlottesville VA 22903
Email: dsewell_at_virginia.edu   Tel: +1 434 924 9973
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/
         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:47:41 +0000
         From: John Bradley <john.bradley_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Job advertisement for computer and media scientists <fwd>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 19:48:22 +0100 (CET)
From: Johannes Kaufmann <kaufmann_at_gei.de>
Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research,
Closing date: 29-02-2008
Under reserve of the approval of the state of 
Lower Saxony the Georg Eckert Institute for 
In-ternational Textbook Research in Braunschweig is looking for an
for three years, as a start (a prolongation is possible).
We offer:
An interesting and independent occupation in a 
research institute, that offers various services 
to scientific and political institutions and to 
the practice of education in Germany. We 
attrib-ute central importance to the installation 
of a web-based offering of services (internet 
portal, virtual research environment, internet editions).
You will be in charge of the Communications 
Department and you will act as a connecting 
person for the research departments and the 
library. Your work will start as soon as possible.
We expect:
--	Appropriate university education
--	Experiences with planning, constructing and 
implementing web-based information platforms and IT-based database systems
--	Experiences with IT-based documentation and library science
--	Internet programming and design skills
--	Sufficient German language skills
Of advantage are:
--	Leadership experience
--	Doctorate
Depending on qualification a payment up to salary 
scale TV-L 14 is offered. We explicitly 
appreciate the application of women. In the case 
of equal qualifications applications of se-verely 
handicapped people will be preferred.
Please send your application, including 
curriculum vitae, work samples, information about 
previous projects, programming language skills, 
web-programming skills, and publications (if 
applicable) until 29-02-2008 via e-mail to borchers_at_gei.de or by mail to
Georg-Eckert-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung
Keyword Application “Information Scientist“
Celler Straße 3
D-38114 Braunschweig.
Received on Sat Feb 09 2008 - 05:12:41 EST

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