American Mathematical Society, Publishing Division

1363 19974Position ID: AMSWeb-ASSOCPUB [#19974]
Position Title: Associate Publisher
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02904, United States [map] sort by distance
Starting Date: 2022/05/06
Application Deadline: finished (2022/05/06, finished 2023/04/22, listed until 2022/10/21)
Position Description:    

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Associate Publisher 

Providence, RI 

The American Mathematical Society (AMS), founded in 1888, is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to advancing research and connecting the diverse global mathematical community through our publications, meetings and conferences, MathSciNet, professional services, advocacy, and awareness programs. The AMS has 30,000 members worldwide and offices in Rhode Island, Michigan, and Washington, DC. 

At the AMS we value excellence, inclusivity and teamwork. We work at the forefront of advancing and connecting the diverse mathematical community worldwide, and we are seeking curious, innovative, collaborative individuals to join our team. 
  • Hybrid work policy and excellent work-life balance 
  • Generous benefit offerings including: 
    • 9.5% contribution to employees’ 403b with minimum 2% employee contribution 
    • $2,000-$4,000 contribution into employees’ personal HSA accounts to cover majority of plan deductible 
    • 12 paid holidays 
    • Paid time off starting at 21 days/ year 
    • 100% employer paid Life and AD&D and Long-Term Disability 
    • $500 Computing benefit to be used for set up of home office 
    • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Opportunities for professional and personal growth 
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and a welcoming environment 
  • Many social activities to connect with your co-workers and give back to the community 
The Associate Publisher directs and oversees all editorial and acquisitions activity of the Society’s publishing program for books. Responsibilities include acquiring books, coordinating the work of book acquisition editors, and working collaboratively with the Publisher, with editorial boards for books and with AMS co-publication partners. The Publisher, the Associate Publisher, the Journals Director, and the Associate Executive Director, Publishing, form a strategic partnership to serve the AMS scholarly publication program, the worldwide research community, and the mathematical publishing community.

  • Work closely with the Publisher to develop Editorial Department yearly operating and budget plans. 
  • Provide leadership in setting scientific and editorial standards for books. 
  • Participate in development of strategic plans for book acquisitions activities. 
  • Analyze and enhance current AMS publishing practices, and foster new initiatives consistent with strategic planning. 
  • Oversight and supervision of contract book acquisition editors and administrative support staff. 
  • Supervise and develop book acquisitions efforts. 
  • Achieve book acquisition targets. 
  • Ensure efficient delivery of new book projects throughout the year to meet annual targets. 
  • Work collaboratively with AMS book series editorial committees.
  • Work closely with potential and existing book authors to ensure positive interactions with staff. 

  • PhD in mathematical sciences, higher education, or related fields. 
  • Must possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Experience working in scholarly publishing desirable. 
  • Previous editorial and administrative experience desirable. 
  • A thorough understanding of the academic purpose and mission that guides society publishing. 

  • Occasional travel is required 
  • This position is required to be in-office with remote potential 
If this role resonates with you please don’t hesitate – we’d love to hear from you. Come be part of an extraordinary collection of talent who support the Society’s extensive activities. Apply Today! 

All American Mathematical Society employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
Benefit rates subject to change based on yearly renewals and budget allocations. 

The American Mathematical Society is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all individuals, regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability status, economic background, veteran, or immigration status, or any other social or physical component of their identity.

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