Duke University, Duke University Press

Position ID:Duke University-Duke University Press-AMEHSSJOURNALS [#19545, 141769]
Position Title: Assistant Managing Editor-H&SS Journals
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Other / Humanities
Appl Deadline:2021/10/04 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/13, listed until 2021/10/04)
Position Description:    

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Duke University Press seeks to hire a Journals Assistant Managing Editor to oversee editorial processes for a set of journals primarily, but not exclusively, in the humanities and social sciences; to ensure the editorial quality of that set of journals, and balance this objective with schedules. The Assistant Managing Editor has solid editorial experience and excellent project management skills; demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions and to solve problems independently; and demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning.

If you’re interested in this opportunity please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

I. Manage Editorial Processes for a Set of Journals • Evaluate manuscripts that are submitted for publication; determine level of editing required to maintain high standards, and assess areas of manuscripts that require special focus. • Oversee freelance copyeditors; provide instructions for improving comprehensibility of prose, correcting technical errors, and imposing style guide; review and critique work of freelance editors; for areas not covered in style guide and for resolving complicated editorial issues, review style manuals and independently choose best course of action. • Copyedit manuscripts, improving comprehensibility of prose, correcting technical errors, and imposing style guide; for areas not covered in style guide and for resolving complicated editorial issues, review style manuals and independently choose best course of action. • Correspond with authors, academic editors, and editorial office staff as needed; explain editorial approach and decisions on manuscripts; ask and respond to editorial office questions. • Review corrections by authors, academic editors, and editorial office staff and create the master set of manuscripts and proofs; adjudicate differences, deciding which changes are preferable and negotiating with parties as needed. • Oversee freelance proofreaders; provide instructions for proofreading of typeset material; review and critique work of freelance proofreaders. • Proofread and perform quality check of proofs; proof covers for journal issues. • Balance editorial standards with schedules, deciding when work on an editorial stage has achieved an acceptable level of quality and outstanding problems have been sufficiently resolved. • Collaborate with Editing, Design and Production staff on resolving scheduling issues and presentation of complex textual and visual materials; provide guidance on layout of mathematical equations to improve readability and visual appeal. • Implement and utilize new software tools to create workflow efficiencies, especially for digital publishing. • Manage editorial logistics for multiple projects and priorities; develop and oversee procedures, methodologies, and internal schedules. • Update and maintain style guides for assigned journals.

II. Additional Duties • Proofread marketing copy and website content, as assigned. • Work on professional development goals to improve skills; complete special projects to create efficiencies, solve problems, etc. • Attend professional conferences and participate in meetings at the Press to improve understanding of scholarly publishing and the Press's operations, as well as to share information; make presentations and write blog postings as requested. • Other related duties as assigned.

Education/Training: Work requires communication, analytical, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Experience: Work generally requires at least one year of editorial or production experience in a publishing or related setting. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Durham, NC 27701
Web Page: https://www.dukeupress.edu/About/Job-Opportunities/Job-Postings/Asst-Managing-Editor-(Coordinating-Editor)

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