Editorial Assistant

Job description

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.

Job Information

Job Summary:

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.

Additional Requirements

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.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
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?

Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

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Full time

About Us
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We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 9/9/2018
Application Due: 9/19/2018
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