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This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, University of California Press

This week, HarperCollins is on the hunt for a new senior production editor, while Chronicle Books needs a senior editor for its lifestyle publishing group. University of California Press is hiring an editorial director, and Bedford/St. Martin’s is seeking an online content specialist. Get the details on these gigs and more below, and find additional just-posted publishing jobs on mediabistro.com.

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Sierra Club Partners with Counterpoint

PW Daily reported yesterday that Sierra Club Books has signed a new co-publishing agreement with Counterpoint LLC, and will produce about eight titles a year starting in the spring. Sierra Club will handle acquisitions and editorial development from its San Francisco office and Counterpoint will handle the making, marketing, selling and fulfillment of the books from the Berkeley office the newly formed company is planning to move into soon. The new deal is similar to the co-publishing arrangement Sierra Club has had for its adult titles with the University of California Press since 2002.

Counterpoint CEO Charlie Winton said the Sierra Club books added a new dimension to the Counterpoint LLC editorial mix. “I am pleased that when we go out in the Spring we’ll have three lists that do very different things but are complementary,” said Winton.

When the Name Game Goes on Overload

The New York Times’ Maria Aspan highlights what can sometimes be a problem for published or would-be writers: a common name. Take Robert Frank, a reporter who covers private wealth for The Wall Street Journal, and Robert H. Frank, an economist and professor at Cornell University. Both of them have written books dealing with the culture of wealth in the United States (Frank no-initial’s book comes out from Crown in June, while Frank-initial’s book will be published in July by the University of California Press.)

Both writers, who are telephone acquaintances, sounded more amused than annoyed by the coincidental timing. “If Robert Frank comes out with a book on economic inequality, it’s going to be confusing,” said Professor Frank, who said that people occasionally mistake him for the journalist. But, he added, the other Robert Frank “is entitled to his name and any subject he wants to write about.” Mr. Frank’s regard for the professor goes beyond just his name. “I’m a huge admirer of his work. I’ve read and loved every book that he’s written,” he said. “He’s a renowned and respected and highly trained economist, and I’m a mere journalist.” He admires the man so much he’s already provided a blurb. “I think his book is great and I hope people buy it.”