Assistant Acquisitions Editor

Champaign, IL
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Category: Academic Professional Academic Professional

University of Illinois

University Press

Assistant Acquisitions Editor

Urbana Campus

The University of Illinois Press seeks an energetic, well organized, detail-oriented Assistant Acquisitions Editor to provide administrative support to the acquisitions staff. The successful candidate will be adept at tracking, prioritizing, and processing multiple time-sensitive projects, working independently, and communicating clearly and diplomatically with authors and colleagues. S/he will be a creative problem solver, open to challenges, and proficient in appropriate word processing and database programs. Intellectual curiosity and an interest in a career in publishing are a plus. Some travel required. Additional responsibilities include:


1. Assist editors with logging and processing submissions, coordinating and tracking peer review, estimating costs and revenues, and preparing and distributing project descriptions and packets for committee discussions.

2. Assess permissions, captions, and formatting of electronic text files and coordinate evaluation of images.

3. Work with authors to finalize their submissions.

4. Prepare manuscripts for transmittal to production.

5. Attend scholarly meetings and conferences on behalf of the Press.


Candidates must possess a bachelor's in humanities, or social sciences with a minimum of one year of appropriate publishing experience. Additional requirements include: excellent writing and proofreading skills; strong interpersonal communication, organizational, and follow-through skills; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure; ability to prioritize and multi-task; and proficient word processing, database, internet, and Microsoft computer application experience.

This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by April 25, 2017 at

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Employee Relations and Human Resources

449 Henry Administration Building, MC 341

506 South Wright Street

Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 333-2600

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. University Administration welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

Close Date: 04/25/2017


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