The Director of Special Projects for Publishing will oversee Special Projects that will extend the reach of OSV content and provide significant new revenue streams for OSV. The Director of Special Projects for Publishing will work directly with the Publisher to evaluate opportunities and to develop the plans for bringing partnerships to fruition. The DSP will also be the chief interface with other departments within OSV to ensure IT, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service support for Publishing Special Projects.
Essential Job Functions:
- Working with the Publisher, evaluate opportunities for partnerships and special projects, both external and internal.
- In consultation with the Publisher, create strategies for each of OSV Publishing’s special projects.
- Oversee the implementation of the strategies the DSP has created, working with external and internal partners to ensure IT, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Service support for Publishing Special Projects.
- Expand reach and develop markets for OSV content beyond OSV’s traditional publishing products through such partnerships as Aleteia, De Zalige Zalm, and The Catechism Project
- Research and apply industry knowledge to create and advance new publishing products, especially in the digital realm.
Skills and Abilities:
- Organized and highly motivated
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Strong understanding of the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church
- Willingness to work as part of a creative, collaborative team
- Creative and innovative project leader, with the ability to communicate strategic direction and to motivate external and internal partners.
- Effective problem-solving skills, including the ability independently to assess situations, evaluate options, and make decisions
- Ability to set deadlines and meet them
- Experience and willingness to present/convene in a virtual setting/environment and in person.
- 2-5 years minimum, with a preference for 5 or more, in project management and implementation, preferably publishing-focused, including knowledge of new media
- Proven record of versatility, imagination, and successful development of project strategies and implementation
- Proven record of collaboration in Catholic publishing/apostolates
- A bachelor’s degree in liberal arts preferred; a combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered.
- Because the DSP will be working closely with the Publisher and interfacing with the other departments at OSV’s headquarters, relocation to the Huntington area is preferred; strong candidates who cannot relocate, however, will be considered.
- The DSP will be working on a blended home/office schedule and must be willing to work in a communal environment when in the office.
- Both domestic and international travel may be required.
- Must be able to sit for the majority of his/her work.