University Press of Kentucky

Name: University Press of Kentucky

Contact Number: (859) 257-2817

Address: 663 South Limestone, Lexington KY, 40508

Supervisor Name: Katie Cross Gibson

Supervisor Position: Direct Promotions & Exhibits Manager

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Description:  The University Press of Kentucky publishes academic books and books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operating under the University of Kentucky Libraries and serving all Kentucky state-sponsored institutions of higher learning as well as five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

Core Tasks: Write press releases and copy for book jackets and catalog entries; compose social media posts; assist with book promotions and management/development of media contact database; draft staff commentaries; record and file reviews; assist in the preparation of board packets; format manuscripts for transmittal; compile artwork and permissions; check page proofs; copyedit indexes; proofread; code and format book-length manuscripts in preparation for copyediting; prepare manuscripts for typesetting; assist with routine fact-checking; and other tasks as assigned/needed.