Editorial and Production Coordinator, Editorial, Design, and Production Dept.

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Editorial and Production Coordinator, Editorial, Design, and Production Dept.

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


We are seeking to hire an Editorial and Production Coordinator who will support and ensure timely and accurate book production (editing, proofreading, indexing, design, vendor selection, distribution, and quality control) of approximately 45 new book titles, 1 journal, and more than 25 book reprints per year. The Editorial and Production Coordinator primarily manages the reprint program and process, which continues to expand, the Library of Congress cataloguing submission process, production and quality control of digital-only eBook projects, as well as supporting the entire publishing program.

The Editorial, Design, and Production Department works in conjunction with all other Press departments to publish scholarly books and journals for a diverse, worldwide readership, which in turn supports the academic mission of the university. The Editorial and Production Coordinator reports to the Editorial, Design, and Production Manager. The Editorial and Production Coordinator communicates regularly with authors and manages assignments with freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers. The Editorial and Production Coordinator assists with the supervision of two student workers.

The Editorial and Production Coordinator will be expected to work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds in a respectful and open way. Their work will contribute to the university's interest in promoting serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs to promote understanding.


  • College degree is essential with at least 2 years' experience in publishing, with a thorough knowledge of editorial style standards (Chicago Manual of Style), electronic publishing processes, and computer applications as needed.
  • Fluency with computers (Mac and PC), database programs, and programs supporting electronic publishing and file preparation (Adobe creative products, word processing, etc.).
  • Knowledge of HTML, XML, and/or file conversion practices is a plus.
  • Editorial skills to include a thorough knowledge of standard editorial practices, mastery of English language (grammar, usage, and spelling), and superior attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to shift focus quickly and juggle multiple priorities; and ease with Internet searching and online resources.

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If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 3/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time