The Wisconsin Historical Society Press Is Now Hiring

Posted By: Melissa Peterson Job Board ,

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is seeking an Associate Editor and a Sales Specialist to join our team!  These are fulltime positions with excellent benefits. Both require some in-person work; a portion may be worked remotely, according to WHS remote work guidelines.

Since its beginnings in 1855, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has served the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society to collect, preserve, and share the stories of the Midwest. Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, the Press is a leading publisher of trade and educational books on Wisconsin history and culture. The Press publishes 12–15 titles per year and is known for the quality and beauty of its publications.

 

The Associate Editor is responsible for tasks related to the planning, acquiring, and editing of WHS Press publications. Core tasks include assisting the Press Director in seeking out and cultivating potential book projects; guiding authors through the preparation and submission of proposals and manuscripts; coordinating the proposal review process; drafting acquisition memos, reader’s reports, rejection letters, and P&Ls; negotiating, drafting, and processing contracts; communicating with authors and other content partners to ensure acquired materials meet Press requirements; and maintaining detailed records for projects in all stages. The Associate Editor also provides support to Press editors, including facilitating text reviews; managing the hiring of freelance copyeditors; and maintaining the Press house style guide and editorial process manual. The Associate Editor reports to the Press Director.

For details, pay range, and application instructions, visit https://wj.wi.gov/6482.  

Applications are due at 11:59PM on July 8, 2022.

 

The Sales Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining retail, library, education, and specialty sales markets for books published by the WHS Press. Core tasks include creating sales plans and goals; tracking and reporting sales results; managing sales relationships with authors, reps, libraries, bookstores, gift shops, Wisconsin Historical Society sites and affiliates, and other retailers; managing the creation of Press catalogs and other promotional materials; and maintaining the Press’s online sales presence. This Sales Specialist reports to the Press Director under the guidance of the Society Press Sales and Marketing Manager.

For details, pay range, and application instructions, visit https://wj.wi.gov/6486.  

Applications are due at 11:59PM on July 8, 2022.