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The Kentucky Geological Survey is seeking an editor. Their primary responsibility will be editing a wide range of manuscripts, abstracts, contract reports, maps, presentations, proposals, and other documents for grammar, spelling, clarity, readability, and consistency with KGS and/or other publication style guidelines. They will be able to effectively advise KGS staff about scientific communications and technical writing best practices, including presenting occasional internal seminars or workshops on relevant topics. They will also be responsible for designing and laying out KGS publications, tracking manuscripts through the KGS publication process, and maintaining the KGS publication database. The position includes an expectation of, and support for, continuing professional development and active involvement in appropriate technical communications or editing communities.
A part the University of Kentucky since 1948, KGS traces its history back to 1838 and is the primary source of geologic information for and about Kentucky. The KGS main office is on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, a vibrant city of 300,000+ people in the heart of the scenic Bluegrass region. Lexington and UK offer cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as easy access to Louisville and Cincinnati. For additional information about KGS, visit http://kgs.uky.edu/.
At the time of application please provide a resume, cover letter and a writing sample from a geology or scientific publication.
Word, Excel, Access, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Adobe InDesign, html; USGS and Chicago style guidelines
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.