University Press of Kansas Student Acquisitions Intern - 22027BR

University Press of Kansas Student Acquisitions Intern

University Press of Kansas
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Job Description

The University Press of Kansas Intern will assist the Acquisitions Department. Applicants for this position must be able to work a regular schedule of 10-20 hours a week.

The intern will have the opportunity to learn about book publishing and get hands-on experience in a professional work environment at one of the top university presses in North America. The Acquisitions Department considers proposals and manuscripts for publication, oversees in-house and editorial board approval, and prepares approved manuscripts for production. For this competitive internship student must provide a letter of recommendation from faculty.

Job duties:

25% Review and respond to unsolicited queries and proposals

25% Evaluate manuscripts for content

20% Prepare projects for Production department

10% Review accepted manuscripts to determine whether copyright permission might be required for quotations or illustrations

10% Assist with Editorial Committee meeting preparation

10% Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the Spring 2022 semester or currently enrolled for 6 credit hours for the upcoming Fall semester
  • Able to work a regular schedule of 10 or more hours between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday weekly
  • Able to commute to Lawrence campus once a week for training with option for remote work
  • Excellent communication, writing, organization, and time management skills as evidenced by application materials
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook as evidenced by application materials.
  • Interest in book publishing as evidenced by application materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 months or more work experience in editing and/or publishing or 6 or more credit hours of related coursework
  • Humanities or social sciences background
  • Familiarity with academic research and writing
  • Familiarity with the peer review process
  • Experience with Photoshop

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to this online application. Please use your cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Applicants must also attach letter of recommendation from faculty. An online application must be completed to be considered for this position.

Contact Information to Applicants

Joyce Harrison

Advertised Salary Range

$9 - $15

Work Schedule

10 - 20 hours per week; schedule to be determined by supervisor.

Anticipated Start Date


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University Press of Kansas
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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