Editorial Associate I, AJS

United States, North America
Jul 12, 2014
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Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
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About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Editorial Associate I, American Journal of Sociology: Assists the Editor and/or Managing Editor of the journal with all aspects of publication. Serves as a liaison between editors and authors both at the University and worldwide. Assists with coordinating the manuscript review process and helps maintain the publication schedule. Coordinates the operation of journal editorial office. Copyedits manuscripts for style, grammar, logic, consistency, and appropriateness of presentation. Stands in for Managing Editor or Editor in his/her absence by maintaining manuscript review process. Corresponds with authors concerning their submissions and reviewers concerning their comments, sends letters of acceptance/rejection; negotiates revised schedules, independently checks manuscripts for proper preparation and request necessary changes. Has a say as to the content of the material.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant experience required. A minimum two years of experience in a social sciences field preferred. Foreign language preferred. Publishing or proofreading experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent command of written English required. Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style required. Comfortable working in academic environment required. Ability to follow through a task without daily supervision or instruction required. Ability to handle confidential materials with tact required. Demonstrated knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style required. Ability to comprehend academic writing required. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Interpersonal 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 Microsoft Word required. Knowledge of standard editing and proofreading marks preferred. Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style preferred.