Career Opportunties

Acquisitions Department Coordinator

The University of Virginia Press at the University of Virginia seeks applications for an Acquisition Coordinator. Founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests of the university, The University of Virginia Press currently publishes seventy to eighty new books annually and operates a successful digital imprint.

The Acquisition Coordinator (AC) assists four editors in the acquisition of new books in the fields of history, politics, literature, culture, religion, architecture, design, and regional interest. The AC helps manage and facilitate the publishing process, particularly at the key stages of final manuscript preparation and transmittal into copyediting, design, and production.

The AC also supports the acquiring editors' administrative responsibilities, maintaining all routine procedures and processes regarding authors, readers, databases, and communications between the acquisitions department and other departments at the Press. Responsibilities will also include coaching authors on manuscript preparation, requesting cost estimates from the production manager, managing logistics for meetings, and other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in English or Communications with at least one year of work experience. Excellent verbal and written communications, with strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required.  Should have Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook experience. Experience with FileMaker Pro is preferred. 

For additional information about the position, please contact Eric Brandt, Editor in Chief at eab7fb@virginia.edu.

This position will remain open until filled.  This is a Non-Exempt level, benefited position. Anticipated Hiring Range: $35,000 - $45,000 commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0030282. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.   Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 References – name, email, phone

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits

Assistant Project Editor, University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press, at the University of Virginia, seeks applications for the position of Assistant Project Editor in the Editorial, Design, and Production Department.

The Assistant Project Editor oversees the editorial process for book manuscripts, as assigned, from manuscript to bound book. Tasks include preparing manuscripts for freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers and evaluating their work; preparing detailed instructions and reports; preparing manuscripts for design-production; serving as editorial liaison on projects with authors, vendors, and other Press departments; editing; proofreading; and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates must have a BA or equivalent in a humanities field with at least three years of editorial/project management experience or equivalent. Required skills include strong communication and organizational skills; strong general knowledge of humanities/social sciences fields; strong editing and proofreading skills; facility with Word.

For additional information about the position, please contact Ellen Satrom, Managing Editor/EDP Manager, at esatrom@virginia.edu.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt-level, benefited position. Anticipated hiring salary: $43,000 - $45,000. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply: 

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0030506. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching “Find Jobs.” Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 references with contact information (name, email address, phone number)

Upload all materials into the resume submission field. (Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field.) Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter, at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesvilleand https://embarkcva.com/.

For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits

The University of Virginia Press welcomes applications from those from underrepresented communities and hopes for a diversity of applicants. Please see UVA’s notice of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity here: https://eocr.virginia.edu/notice-non-discrimination-and-equal-opportunity.


COVID Vaccination Requirement
Due to the scope of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.   

 If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption. 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

UVaP Internship Program

The University of Virginia Press seeks volunteer interns on an ongoing basis. These unpaid internships are a wonderful chance to gain valuable job experience and an understanding of the field of scholarly publishing. Past interns have gone on to successful careers in both scholarly and trade publishing. Opportunities are available in Marketing and Publicity. Duties vary by department.

We ask for a time commitment of ten hours a week and prefer that interns stay at the Press for two semesters, though shorter internships are occasionally possible. Graduate and undergraduate students from all areas of the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to find out more about our internship program please send your resume to Emma Donovan at efd4s@virginia.edu.


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