Content Development Manager

  • SPIE
  • Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Oct 16, 2019
Full time Science

Job Description

Content Development Manager

Join our team, sharing the latest scientific advances in light-based technologies from around the world, including biomedical optics, astronomy, lasers, solar, nanotechnology, and more! Make a difference doing important work with a successful, international not-for-profit organization.

SPIE (www.spie.org), the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Today, SPIE serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research with more than 500,000 papers from SPIE journals, conference proceedings and presentations, and eBooks. Research spans biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging.

Full-time, 40 hours per week position available, with flexible work hours.

Description of duties

The Content Development Manager is responsible for sustaining and expanding SPIE’s successful and growing book program, as well as supporting content recruitment activities for our journals program. SPIE publishes 11 journals (3 gold OA and 8 hybrid), and around 30 original eBooks annually.

Primary duties of this role include identifying timely, high-interest topics and qualified authors; matching topics and authors with the appropriate format for their contributions; interacting with authors and community members through attendance at SPIE events and other technical conferences; exploring partnership opportunities with other publishers and vendors; and helping to promote and market SPIE publications to relevant technical communities.

Compensation includes: Competitive wage, annual discretionary bonus, defined contribution retirement plan with additional company match and paid-time-off plan beginning at 31 days per year.

Benefits package includes: Medical, dental & vision with 100% paid premiums for employee, 75% paid for dependents. Health savings & flexible spending accounts funded by SPIE. 100% paid employee life & disability insurance, dependent life insurance available through payroll deduction. Many learning & development opportunities including tuition reimbursement & leadership development.

Our workplace offers onsite volleyball and soccer, yoga classes, lunch food trucks, costume contests, picnics, parties & more. Employees may receive discounts on gym memberships, cell phone service, office supplies, zoo tickets, fitness registration fees (5Ks, races, etc.) and many businesses in historical Fairhaven. 

Education & Experience Requirements Candidates should have a science or engineering degree (bachelor of science accepted, advanced degree preferred), and/or be a publishing professional with proven STM content development and acquisition experience. Please send a resume & cover letter, indicating how your experience & qualifications match the requirements & why you will be successful in this position to: 

  • Email:  Recruiting@spie.org
  • Apply online:  www.spie.jobs
  • Mail:  SPIE Human Resources, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227

All materials must be received by 5 p.m.  November 15, 2019.

SPIE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.