Job Opportunities with NUS Press

Scholarly Publishing Fellow

This is an opportunity for a recent PhD graduate or researching Doctoral student to learn more about academic publishing, and to deepen their knowledge of and networking within the academic community. The role is to assist and shadow the Director, NUS Press in the acquisition of books and projects for publication. It will involve interactions with colleagues in the editorial and marketing function. Successful candidates will have strong research skills and curiosity about of scholarly work in the humanities and social sciences. A great deal of independent research will be required.

The Trainee will gain exposure to the following areas of publishing: 
  • Editorial function of scholarly publishing 
  • Scholarly publishing acquisitions 
  • Academic peer review and peer review management  
  • Editing and quality control in scholarly publishing 
  • Scholarly journal editing and publishing 
  • Author marketing for a scholarly publisher 
Responsibilities include:
  • Helping to evaluate incoming book proposals & manuscripts;
  • Identifying peer reviewers from academic community most suited to particular titles;
  • Managing peer review process, including chasing and reminders to reviewers, and evaluating peer review reports;
  • Identifying academic journals to review NUS Press books;
  • Targeting authors or author communities for approach, coming up with new ideas for books for NUS Press to publish.
While Singapore residents are preferred, we will consider applicants who would work remotely from outside of Singapore, on a contract basis.
  1. Degree / MA or PhD preferred in relevant humanities or social sciences; BA with deferred admission to graduate school considered  
  2. Strong academic research skills 
  3. Strong written communication skills 

The next Fellow will be appointed starting in July 2022. If you are interested to apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to valee@nus.edu.sg.

Assistant Production Editor

Role: To support our editorial function by managing editorial production processes for our books, from receipt of approved manuscripts through to final production

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparing final typescripts for production
  • Liaisewith internal and external editors
  • Select, monitor and manage supplier and freelancer performance
  • Quality check texts against stylesheets;
  • Coordinate and collate author and editor corrections,
  • Review proofs of final layouts
  • Ensure that production runs to agreed schedules and budgets.
  • Communicate effectively, provide customer service for authors, editors, and suppliers

Requirements:

  • BA or MA in humanities or social sciences
  • Two to four years experience in book editing
  • Strong editorial  skills

We have an immediate vacancy. If you are interested to apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to valee@nus.edu.sg.

 

Internships

NUS Press has year-round internships available: during the NUS Academic Yer Semester One (Aug to Nov), year-end vacation (Dec), NUS AY Semester Two (Jan to April), and during the summer vacation (May to July).

Our vacation internships are full-time, approximately 40 hours a week. Semester internships are part-time and range from 12-20 hours a week. Start and end dates are negotiable, and interns are paid an honorarium of $4.50 per hour. 

Interns get introduced to the full range of activities associated with academic and general book publishing (editorial, marketing, and production). Introductory proofreading and copy editing sessions, as well as visits to commercial printers (when possible), will be conducted. Interns typically take on tasks such as proofreading, book sales, formulating marketing proposals, data entry, fact-checking, event planning, accounts, etc. 

Please apply for all internships at least four weeks before commencement, with a CV and cover letter. We will acknowledge receipt of all complete applications, and invite shortlisted candidates in for an interview.

Please email your application to mkting.nuspress@nus.edu.sg, with 'Sem1/Dec/Sem2 internship application' in the subject line.

For summer internships, please note that we will only be hiring via the Singapore Book Publishers Association Internship Program OR the Yale-NUS Art Books internship. Please apply via those channels.