Assoc. Director & Managing Editor, Leo Strauss Ctr

United States, North America
Apr 18, 2014
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Unit Job Summary: The Associate Director and Managing Editor will supervise the editing of transcripts of Leo Strauss's courses, a collection of 48 volumes totaling well over 10,000 pages; edit transcripts as needed; hire editorial assistants to work on the Center's projects; work with the Director on their publication in print or on the Center website; work with Alumni and Development officers on fundraising; communicate with University officials, scholars, foundation and government employees, donors, and the general public regarding the Center; work with University technical staff to maintain and develop website to best serve the Center's needs; interview former students of Strauss as part of an ongoing oral history project and arrange for transcription, editing and web publication for interviews; prepare a budget for the Center and monitor expenses; see that the Center's expenses remain within budget; prepare drafts of grant applications, grant reports and other correspondence.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred. Graduate work in political theory preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of eight years of relevant experience required. Demonstrated expert knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style required. Competence in the thought of Leo Strauss and the history of political philosophy required. Administrative and budgetary experience required. Strong organizational ability required. Strong verbal and written communication and editorial skills required. Typing and use of Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of other style manuals (e.g., MLA or APA ) preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Managerial skills required. Strategic leadership skills required. Knowledge and ability to manage large-scale publishing projects required. Budget management skills required. Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style required. Knowledge of standard editing and proofreading marks required. Ability to comprehend academic writing required. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Editing skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Interpersonal skills required. Negotiation skills required. Analytical skills required. Decision-making skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Proficiency with computers required. Knowledge of current technologies that support academic publishing preferred. Knowledge of publishing finances preferred.