Position Description
Press University Press of New England
Acquisitions Editorial


The University Press of New England (UPNE) is seeking a talented and visionary Editor-in-Chief to lead the press in the next phase of its award-winning publishing activities. The Editor-in-Chief is comprehensively responsible for the editorial acquisitions program of UPNE in a manner consistent with the qualitative and financial goals set by the Director, Board of Governors, and Editorial Board.

The successful candidate should have

  • Substantial familiarity with all aspects of university press publishing, and in particular with editorial acquisitions of scholarly, academic, and trade books.
  • Substantial familiarity with one or more scholarly disciplines of press publishing activity.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with authors and university faculty and administrators.
  • Ability to assess generally the scholarly material and market conditions of a wide variety of fields.
  • Understanding of publication finances, and interrelation of all stages of the publishing process.
  • Superb writing, editing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong time-management and decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects on time (term, quarter, and annual basis).
  • Strong ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks quickly.
  • Ability to handle and meet numerous overlapping deadlines.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of colleagues and constituencies; commitment to diversity.

UPNE is a consortium publisher based at Dartmouth College and its employees are Dartmouth staff with full benefits. Interested candidates can see the complete position description on the Dartmouth website by searching for position #0150503.


Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

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