Position Description
Press University of Georgia Press
Acquisitions Editorial
University of Georgia Press Diversity Fellowship


The University of Georgia Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing a year-long fellowship in the acquisitions department at our press.


The Fellowship

Through this year-long, full time entry-level position, you will be immersed in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, you will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. The selected Fellow will work with other press departments including administration, marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing areas.  A unique feature of this fellowship will be working closely with UGA’s DigiLab, exploring ongoing digital humanities initiatives for the Press and the Digilab.

You will be able to take advantage of all of the professional development opportunities for junior staff at the our Press.


Responsibilities include screening manuscript proposals; researching competing books, potential course adoptions, areas of growth in emerging fields, and potential expert peer reviewers; contacting peer reviewers and tracking reviews; writing book descriptions; assisting with contract requests, production cost estimates, and financial projections for projects; guiding authors on manuscript formatting, art preparation, and permissions; preparing materials for internal editorial approval and launch meetings; representing their press and interacting with book buyers and authors at academic conferences, and attending in-house acquisitions, editorial review, press committee, transmittal, and launch meetings. Conducting research and helping connect efforts between the Press, DigiLab, Willson Center for Humanities, and the Library.


  • B.A. or B.S.


  • M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.


  • Evidence of superior academic achievement, either in fields relevant to diversity or in fields that correlate to the major lists at the University of Georgia Press.
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in academic publishing.
  • Sustained personal engagement with low income communities and/or communities within the US that are underrepresented in publishing and a demonstrated ability to bring the understandings gleaned from such engagement to the daily work of academic publishing


Application Process

Apply to this position online by following the directions at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/85381. Include a cover letter describing your interest in the program and your qualifications and experience that meet the requirements outlined above, along with a copy of your resume.

The University of Georgia Press is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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