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Operations Manager, Book Publishing at ALA Editions / ALA Neal-Schuman more...
Location:Chicago, IL
Company:American Library Association
First posted:April 01, 2017

ALA is seeking an operations manager for its book publishing unit.

Reporting to the Publisher of ALA Editions / Neal-Schuman, you will facilitate the operations of the book publishing unit. Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain title management database (in MS Access)
  • Develop data analysis queries
  • Produce/output periodic and ad hoc reports
  • Develop and implement performance and financial tracking reports
  • Process invoices
  • Manage and ensure the accuracy of works in progress (WIP) and corresponding inventory adjustments
  • Enter final costs for projects received in inventory
  • Process check requests
  • Manage the royalty operation
  • Analyze financial reports as necessary to provide backup for monthly commentaries
  • P&L development for book projects
  • Analyze operations, ratios, milestones
  • Maintain co-publishing records
  • Monitor and analyze vendor performance (e.g., order processing & fulfillment, online store, etc.) to maximize operational efficiencies
  • Schedule proposal meetings. Prepare documents for project proposals and transmittals

    Salary: Negotiable from the low 50s; based on relevant experience.

    Apply online including cover letter and resume.

    (Additional documents should be uploaded on the same screen as the resume)


    Send a cover letter and resume to:

    American Library Association
    Human Resources
    Ref: opermgrALAEditions
    50 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL 60611-6763
    Fax: (312) 280-5270

    The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


    Bachelor's degree. Advanced Access (database) skills. Advanced Excel skills. Intermediate Word skills. Financial Management knowledge and experience. Presentation skills (ability to present quantitative information effectively). General verbal and written proficiency.

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