University of Manitoba Press is hiring a Director

After more than 25 years of exemplary guidance and leadership, UMP’s Director David Carr is retiring.

The University of Manitoba Press is hiring a Director. This is a full-time position with an expected start date of October 4, 2021. The posting closes on September 3, 2021.

Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Libraries), the Director provides strategic leadership to and actively manages all operations of the U of M Press. The Director ensures the viability of the Press by providing strategic vision and direction for business development, editorial processes, production, and marketing and distribution. The incumbent is responsible for management of the Press’ overall operations and budget based on a business model that relies significantly on earned revenue. The Director aligns the Press with the best practices of university presses throughout North America, and guides organizational change, supervising a staff of five (5). They are entrepreneurial and proactive to ensure that the U of M Press employs innovative approaches in response to change and emerging trends in academic and general publishing.

For more details about this posting, including salary expectations and qualifications, please view the full posting.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Manitoba Press is grateful for the support it receives for its publishing program from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism; the Manitoba Arts Council; and the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme.