Vacancies & Volunteering

About us

Open Book Publishers is an innovative, not-for-profit Open Access academic publisher based in Cambridge, actively changing the nature of the traditional academic book. We are widely recognised as world leaders in Open Access scholarly monograph publishing, and proud to have published over 100 titles - including works by renowned authors such as Noam Chomsky and Amartya Sen. All our books are available online free of charge, so that everyone can access high quality peer-reviewed research regardless of income, as well as in printed and ebook editions. We are very proud that our free online titles have now been read by over one million people worldwide, and are attracting over 400 readers per title every month.


Digital Products Coordinator
Open Book Publishers, a non-profit Open Access academic publisher, is looking for a full-time Digital Products Coordinator.
The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and maintaining OBP's range of digital products; formatting text, images and audio/visual files for publication; creating and maintaining metadata for our titles; and managing and expanding the distribution network for our digital content.
The position will be particularly suitable for a person with good IT skills and a genuine interest in Open Access and academic publishing. A good working knowledge of software packages such as InDesign and Photoshop would be an advantage, as would experience in areas such as Digital Humanities, digital publishing, web design or open source software development. Linguistic proficiency in English is a requirement.

Starting Date: Summer 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Location: Cambridge, UK.
Working hours: full time (40 hrs/week) is preferred, although there could be some flexibility for the right candidate.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications: Applicants are requested to submit a CV, covering letter and references (upon request) by email to Rupert Gatti.

Further Details: Please contact Rupert with any questions or for further information about this position.

Volunteering opportunities

Our volunteers have the opportunity to try a range of aspects key to publishing, including marketing, editorial and text formatting tasks. As we are a very small operation our interns have a chance to experience all areas of publishing in a non-corporate environment. Unfortunately we are unable to remunerate our volunteers, or refund any travel expense. If you would like further information please contact Alessandra Tosi.