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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the library's mission.

The Digital Publishing Coordinator is primarily responsible for the project management, performance, and completion of digital publishing projects, including overseeing the publication of journal issues, books, and digital projects.  They will be responsible for preparing and producing scholarly content for publication online and in print. The Coordinator will need to be a good team player with demonstrated time- and project-management skills and be able to solve many common problems independently, and is committed to improving efficiency and responsiveness both within and outside the department. This position reports to the Director of Publishing Services.



  • Work with vendors and publishing partners to define, approve, and manage complex publication workflows and schedules to ensure timely completion of multiple projects.

  • Review manuscripts for completeness and potential issues prior to production.

  • Supervise and maintain schedules of student workers engaged in publishing projects.

  • Create and maintain internal project documentation and records.

  • Coordinate tasks with other team members, delegating simpler tasks when appropriate.

  • Convert and prepare materials for online publication.

  • Proofread for obvious structural, grammatical, or stylistic errors.

  • Write promotional messages announcing new and updated publications.

  • Plan and participate in educational workshops and other outreach activities, including occasional conference presentations.

  • Contribute to library-wide initiatives as a member of relevant task forces and committees.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Publishing Services.

Required Qualifications*

  • Experience managing projects, prioritizing among multiple projects, and meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate in a professionally diverse environment.

  • Ability to work independently and make timely decisions.

  • Strong computer literacy skills in desktop word processing and database applications.

  • Ability to organize workflow; both write and follow documentation.

  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.

  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign.

  • Previous experience with digital publishing production or editorial processes.

  • Experience working with XML, HTML, or another markup language.

Additional Information

Benefits: This position receives 12 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.


Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.