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Assistant Managing Editor - Kenyon Review

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Managing Editor - Kenyon Review

Job no: 492597
Work type: Non-Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

The Kenyon Review is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to serve as Assistant Managing Editor. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Assistant Managing Editor provides essential support for the production and editorial activities of the Review. The position also offers room for advancement depending on the interests and abilities of the superior candidate. This is a full-time, 12-month position. The hourly rate of pay is $16.50.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee Kenyon Review’s submissions software (Submittable) throughout the annual reading period (Sept.-May).
  • Partner with editors and student associate readers to facilitate reading and timely responses to submissions; respond to unsolicited email submissions.
  • Oversee Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction contests; work with student interns and freelance editors to process submissions and narrow down finalists.
  • Manage publication schedules for print and online journals, keeping them up-to-date and corresponding with authors as necessary.
  • Assist with populating the Kenyon Review website with archive material as well as current content.
  • Assist with designing, creating, and sending marketing emails for the organization. Additional design work possible depending on interest/abilities.
  • Oversee copyediting for the KR Blog and the KR Reviews, prepare layouts for professional copyediting for KROnline.

Other Functions

  • Support Operations Manager as needed with general office duties.
  • Support Summer Programs staff as needed with organizational tasks and database maintenance.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as persistence, creativity, and the ability to work independently as well as in a teamwork setting.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing time sensitive assignments.
  • Interest in continued education and willingness to learn new skills, including, but not limited to, software, content management systems, and web applications.

Working Conditions

The Kenyon Review is a collaborative workplace that promotes friendly relationships with colleagues and students. The ability to multi-task, plan ahead, organize and manage numerous details simultaneously is paramount. Work is generally performed in the office environment from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (preferably in the humanities). Must be adept at word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel). Strong copy editing skills are an asset. Experience with HTML, content management systems (WordPress), database software (FileMaker Pro), and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop as well as previous experience with Submittable and/or editorial slotting is desirable.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.

Advertised: 09 May 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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Working at Kenyon College

Living and Learning in the Kenyon Community and the Surrounding Area

Excellence. Engagement. Community.This is what Kenyon values. There is a distinctive brand of community that is Kenyon's. We believe that individuals are not limited to who they are on paper, where they have been, or what they look like.

We believe that this place, Kenyon College, is a beautiful place in which one can build a beautiful life. And when someone's interests and strengths match the opportunities that this place has to offer, fulfillment happens.

Our faculty and staff have come here from all over the country-indeed, from all over the world, and from all kinds of backgrounds. They stay and live a life some never expected to live. Former urbanites raise sheep and practice carpentry when they are not engaged in academics. Faculty and staff walk their dogs around campus. For a change of pace, some will make the 50-minute drive to Columbus for some great dining, arts and cultural events, or shopping.

Kenyon is the kind of place where living the life of the mind matters. Discourse happens every day, and students, faculty, and staff have opportunities to learn to practice it with civility. It is the kind of place where people come together to support someone in a crisis large or small. It is collaborative more than competitive. If you want a place where individuals care deeply about learning and about one another, come here. If you want a change of pace, come here. If you strive for the best in yourself, professionally and personally, and want your students to do the same, come here.

Come be a part of Kenyon.

What's the area like?

Kenyon and the surrounding area are often remarked upon for their beauty. Very near campus is the Brown Family Environmental Center, where nature lovers will often attend free programs and events for kids and adults alike that include night hikes, bird-watching, or native plant and animal exploration. Through it runs the Kokosing Gap Trail, on which casual walkers and sports enthusiasts alike will hike, run, or bike the 14 miles (and growing!) of former rail line. The Rural Life Center explores and promotes the lifestyles present and past in Knox County , in which Kenyon is located. Knox County exemplifies Midwestern openness, and also an increasing diversity typical of the rest of the country.

Mt. Vernon, located 4 miles from Kenyon College, is the seat of Knox County. Mt. Vernon boasts both a public square surrounded by historic buildings, an active theater community, and a commercial district which includes a movie theater, retail stores, and restaurants.

Finally, there is Columbus, a vibrant city with diverse shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities. Its many neighborhoods, including notably the Short North, host a tremendous array of independently owned restaurants, varying from those with a heavy farm-to-fork emphasis to numerous international cuisines brought to the city by its multinational population, and much more. Columbus's cultural scene includes an outstanding symphony orchestraballet company, and several theater groups. Its historic theater buildings host the Broadway in Columbus seriesthroughout the year. Located throughout the city are also several major shopping areas, including Polaris and Easton. Columbus is, finally, home to three professional sports teams, and to the Ohio State Buckeyes, whose football and basketball teams especially enjoy loyal and very spirited fans at their games.  Located less than an hour away from Kenyon, Columbus is an attractive destination.

What if I have a spouse/partner?

Dual job searches are often a challenge. If there is no suitable position available at Kenyon for a spouse or partner, there are opportunities close by. Knox County is home to Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and several large employers who often have openings for healthcare workers, engineers, and other professionals: the Knox County Community Hospital Kokosing Construction Company, and Ariel Corporation, to name a few. Many of these attract professionals from all over the country. Within an hour, there are also opportunities in neighboring cities and counties. Columbus is home to Nationwide Insurance, JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Abbott Nutrition, among other large employers. As the capital of Ohio, Columbus is also home to many state government positions

For academic spouses and partners, the Five Colleges of Ohio ("Ohio 5") often have postings at those institutions. The Columbus metro area is also home to The Ohio State University's flagship and regional campuses, as well as more than 40 other colleges and universities.


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