Now Accepting Applications for Assistant to the Electronic Publisher Work-Study Position

Job announcement:

Assistant to the Electronic Publisher

The University of Illinois Press is looking for a highly motivated student to join our electronic publishing team beginning in the fall 2018 semester. As Assistant to the Electronic Publisher, you will work closely with the electronic publisher to support online journal products for the more than 40 journals published by the University of Illinois Press. This key Electronic Publishing position requires good problem-solving skills, close attention to detail, and a high level of comfort using Web-based tools and general PC applications (such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, and Excel).

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply; no experience in electronic publishing required. This is a designated federal work-study position.

Specific job tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing online user support and troubleshooting problems with customers’ access to online journal archives
  • Responding to email queries for information regarding electronic resources maintained by the Press
  • Proofing HTML material and fixing errors introduced by the conversion process for UI Press journals
  • Testing online journal products for navigational accuracy and ease of use

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has proficiency in PC applications (such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, and Excel)
  • Is a creative problem-solver
  • Works well independently and also as a team
  • Pays close attention to detail

Students in the position will have the opportunity to experience and/or learn the following:

  • Usage of online access control tools and usage reporters
  • Increased familiarity with PC applications, including Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Experience providing direct user support
  • Familiarity with working in an office environment
  • An introduction to academic publishing
  • Further professional development opportunities will be made available

Time commitment: 8-10 hours per week; flexible schedule

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. University Administration welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.


Interested students should forward a cover letter and résumé to: 


Paul Arroyo

Electronic Publisher

University of Illinois Press

1325 S. Oak Street

Champaign IL, 61820






About Heather Gernenz

University of Illinois Press Publicity Manager