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UT Press, Fellowships in Publishing, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10042

Tue, March 31, 2015

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The University of Texas Press is offering two publishing Fellowships for the 2015–2016 year, beginning September 1, 2015, and ending August 31, 2016. 
• The Fellowship program is designed to give one year of experience in book publishing to the most qualified applicants. 
• The 2015–2016 Fellowships are being offered in two areas of concentration, Marketing and Editorial. Applicants must indicate on their application which area they are applying for. The Fellowships will consist of one year of intensive training in the above departments, with exposure to and instruction in the operations of the other departments. 
• The objective of the program is to help prepare the Fellow for a career in book publishing. 
• The emphasis will be on scholarly publishing, although much of the training will apply equally well to trade publishing. 

Eligibility and Requirements: 
• The University of Texas Press Publishing Fellowships are open only to alumni of the University of Texas at Austin. 
• Applicants must have a strong desire to pursue a career in publishing. 
• The Fellows, before accepting the appointment, will be asked to sign a statement of understanding and intent—an understanding of the program’s purpose and procedures and the intent to complete the Fellowship year and to pursue a career in publishing. 

The training will focus on either the Marketing or the Editorial Production side of publishing. 

Marketing: 
• Under the supervision of the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Marketing Fellow will work with each member of the department to gain a broad overview of all key marketing functions including: book publicity and advertising; exhibits planning; seasonal catalog preparation; and digital publishing and social media. The Fellow will also gain experience in sales strategies, research and outreach to potential markets, and author relations, as well as growing and developing online audiences through a variety of digital platforms. Additionally, the Fellow will assist with daily tasks such as creating marketing collateral and ads. 
• The Marketing Fellow must be a good communicator, detail-oriented, reliable, and someone who can manage multiple tasks. Required qualifications include graphic design experience and working with digital platforms—social media and audio and video software. 

Editorial: 
• Under the supervision of the Managing Editor, the Editorial Fellow will focus on manuscript preparation, file clean-up and coding, editing, proofreading, indexing, and project management in collaboration with Press staff. 
• Finalists for the Editorial Fellowship will be asked to take a copyediting test. Applicants are advised to read The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller and should be familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. 

The Fellows will work primarily with their department managers, but throughout the year they will be exposed to all departments of the Press. The Fellows will attend appropriate meetings of the staff and the Faculty Advisory Committee. Fellows are not enrolled in academic courses, and will not receive academic credit. 

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