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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
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The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College is home to two major international research programs that monitor student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading. TIMSS and PIRLS are regular assessments involving more than 60 countries worldwide.
The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center is seeking to hire an experienced Temporary Copy Editor. Experience in editing academic and research publications, working with international writers, and editing for an international audience is desired.
The Temporary Copy Editor will work with the Assistant Research Director, Questionnaire Development and Policy Research to edit the PIRLS 2021 Encyclopedia and will perform other related duties as required. The PIRLS Encyclopedia provides an overview of the national contexts for learning to read in the countries participating in PIRLS. Chapters are authored by representatives from each country.
The Temporary Copy Editor should have considerable experience proofreading and revising copy for accuracy, clarity, style, and organization, following established style guidelines, and rewriting copy, as necessary, while respecting the voice of the author. The successful candidate will have experience working quickly and accurately while conforming to deadlines and be familiar with the production process of a publication. Knowledge of APA style, education research, and other languages are pluses.
This is a temporary position located at Boston College that will begin on February 1 and possibly run until the end of August, with the possibility of an extension. The temporary position is for 29 hours per week, sometimes less. The pay for the position is in the $35- to $40-per-hour range based on experience.
Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.
* Bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism, or equivalent * Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in copy editing * Experience editing copy for accuracy, clarity, style, and organization * Prior experience working with academic or research publications preferred, as well as the ability to write and edit scientific and technical content * Ability to synthesize material from a variety of written and oral sources * Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the use of the Tracking Changes feature * Must work well under pressure and conform to deadlines This is a grant-funded position.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.