Job for Author at U of MA Press

The University of Massachusetts Press is looking for an experienced and creative Executive Editor to develop the Press’s current strengths in American Studies, particularly history, and to build new strengths in emerging related fields. The position is based at the Amherst campus.
The University of Massachusetts Press ( has been the book-publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts since 1963. The Executive Editor will sign 20 new projects per year: monographs, general interest titles, texts, and digital projects, will engage with the scholarly community at UMass and nationally, and will attend conferences and review relevant literature.
The Executive Editor will work with the director in Amherst and the acquisitions editor in Boston to chart the Press’s editorial program.

Hiring Salary Range: $49,900 – $62,700
Normal Starting Salary: $49,900 – $56,300

The Position Description for the Executive Editor can be viewed in its entirety at

Please go to and submit a résumé and a letter of application articulating your overall approach to acquisitions and the areas or fields upon which you would concentrate. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references will be required prior to interviews. To receive priority consideration, please submit your application materials by the priority deadline of February 17, 2015. Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline until the position has been filled. Please include Search #R49293 on your application materials.


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