The publications division of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) seeks a self-motivated publishing professional to oversee the production of the Society’s various publications, specifically as it involves their methods of manufacture (copyediting, composition, paper, printing, binding, and distribution in print and online), scheduling, and cost. This position also serves as an integral member of the publications management team.
ASCE, the world’s largest producer of civil engineering content, publishes 35 technical peer reviewed Journals (print and online), 65-70 print and eBooks per year, the annual Bridge Calendar and extensive reprints.
Specific responsibilities include:
Responsible for implementing the application of new technologies to the publishing process
Responsible for quality of presentation in print and online for all ASCE Publications (excludes member publications)
Participates in the decision-making process of the Publications Division’s management team
Facilitates discussions with ASCE staff in Engineering Programs to successfully produce society content and resolve issues involving volunteer committees and members
Prepares and monitors the production department budget and expenses
Computes and analyzes profit-and-loss of various product lines
Monitors established business relationships with vendors and suppliers to support product continuity
Develops, solicits, and evaluates bids from suppliers; and negotiates long-term contractual arrangements
The ideal candidate will have:
A 4-year college degree or equivalent broad knowledge in a specialized field
12+ years of publications experience with demonstrated success leading teams in the production of print and online journals
Advanced proficiency in the MS Office Suite
Excellent project management, critical thinking, and organization skills
ASCE is a nonprofit professional membership association dedicated to the advancement of civil engineering in order to serve the public good.
To accomplish ASCE's mission, ASCE staff works together as a team, based on a foundation of trust, striving for individual and organizational excellence. To achieve our shared goals, we maintain a relentless focus on members and a commitment to continuously grow and improve individually and collectively.
For consideration, submissions of interest must contain a resume and cover letter w/salary requirements.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 147,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.