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Department/Organization: 200801 - University Press
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
Job Summary: The Project Editor provides support to the Editorial Department at the University of Alabama Press.
Additional Department Summary: The project editor evaluates scholarly materials and exercises discretion and informed judgment while applying the rigorous standards of academic publishing during the process of reviewing and editing books and journals from the initial manuscript stage through the final proofs stages by overseeing the work of freelancers, authors, and professional indexers; by working closely with authors and their colleagues from other departments within the press to ensure proper manuscript preparation and progress; and by checking and approving the manuscript during each proof stage. The project editor will copyedit, style, and examine content as needed at any stage, as well as review, approve, and incorporate edits throughout the various stages. The project editor assists with overseeing the internship program and supervises interns.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and at least two (2) years of experience in publishing. An internship at a publishing house or research or teaching support within an university environment may be counted toward years of experience.
Skills and Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the rules of the English language as well as strong competence in editing scholarly material. Demonstrated knowledge of grammar, spelling, and usage Working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and familiarity of other various book-publishing style manuals is preferred.Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Outlook). Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (particularly Acrobat and InDesign). Technological savvy, including the ability to learn and adapt to new developments and train others in their use. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines is essential. Strong organization skills. Keen attention to details. Ability to set priorities, work independently, and maintain tight schedules, including occasional work during evenings, weekends, and university breaks as needed. Mac OS proficient. Database management. Effective written and oral communications.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters or other advanced degree in the humanities or social sciences.Proven competence in editing across multiple academic disciplines. Rich intellectual knowledge and a strong scholarly background. Fluent with the comment and markup feature in Adobe Acrobat. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign. Familiarity with ebook technologies.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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