Publications Editor

Raleigh, Wake County
May 10, 2014
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Position Number: 00100164

Primary Function of Organization Unit: CALS Communications is a news and education unit that provides communications services for N.C. State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The unit includes, writers, magazine editor, publications editor, graphic designer and administrative assistant who collaborate on a variety of projects. The group produces a college magazine - Perspectives - and provides web content for college and N.C. Cooperative Extension websites. CALS Comm also support media relations and issues press releases about college news. In addition, CALS Comm supports Cooperative Extension's education mission through the creation of print and web publications and educational videos.

Essential Job Duties: Manage publication projects through the stages of editing, design, prepress, printing, and distribution, including online placement and preparation of documents for use with mobile devices. Perform substantive editing, copy editing, rewriting, and proofreading of publications written by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences specialists. Materials include scientific reports for technical audiences, crop production and management information for agricultural producers, 4-H publications for youth, and newsletters and fact sheets for the general public about gardening and other topics of interest to laypeople. Some of the key duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Help faculty and staff develop strong communication strategies for printed and electronic publications produced by Cooperative - Extension. * Select and work with qualified freelance editors and designers who will help Extension specialists develop publications. * Use Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word for editing and desktop publishing.

Department Required Skills : * Bachelor's Degree in English or Writing and Editing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Master's Degree in English or Writing and Editing. * Knowledge of offset and digital printing processes. * Knowledge of agriculture, life sciences and land-grant universities. * Five to seven years of experience in copy-editing, copy-writing and technical editing of publications and fact sheets. * Experience with Chicago Style; familiarity with other style standards helpful.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: none

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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