Hyde Park Campus
567454025 Press Books-Manuscript Editing
About the Unit
The Books Division of the University of Chicago Press, founded in 1892, publishes books for scholars, students, and general readers. Members of the Manuscript Editing Department see to the final copyediting, typesetting preparation, and proofreading of completed book manuscripts, as well as selected editorial aspects of design, production, and marketing.
The Editorial Assistant supports the Manuscript Editing Department editorially and administratively in preparing book manuscripts for editing and typesetting.
The Editorial Assistant:
- Assists manuscript editors with preparing book manuscripts for editing and typesetting, handling various proof stages and other editorial tasks as assigned.
- Assesses new manuscripts for adherence to set guidelines.
- Maintains departmental records and databases.
- Serves as manuscript editor for paperback reprints, including checking and approving all promotion and jacket copy and all proof stages.
- Maintains extensive contact with authors, vendors, and members of other Press departments
- Assists managing editor with special projects as assigned.
- Ability to comprehend academic writing.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and tactfully with authors, vendors, and members of Press staff.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Effective organizational skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Meticulous attention to detail.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
- Strong decision-making skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Minimum of one year of relevant experience.
- Office experience preferred..
- Editing experience other than journalism preferred
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Excellent command of American English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- Excellent computer skills in PC environment.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word.
- Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style preferred.
- Knowledge of standard editing and proofreading marks preferred.
- Cover Letter
Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Job is Exempt?
Drug Test Required?
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
Health Screen Required?
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