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Title: Project Editor, Duke University Press

Duke University Press is seeking a Project Editor to manage 20 to 25 trade and scholarly books per year. The Project Editor is responsible for ensuring editorial quality and maintaining production timelines; has solid editorial experience and excellent project management skills; demonstrates the ability to make decisions and solve problems independently; and demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning.

If interested please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

I. Responsibility for timely project management of editorial, proofreading, and indexing on assigned list of books, from manuscript transmittal to check of final files for printing
• Maintain schedules throughout production; update managing editor with weekly information on all titles for schedule maintenance information in Title Management
• Keep up-to-date reports; responsible for informing managing editor and EDP director about scheduling issues.
• Coordinate final book dates with EDP director and managing editor, as well as designers working on individual titles

II. Responsibility for overall quality of editing, proofreading, and production of individual list of books
• Evaluate manuscripts for completeness at assignment; prepare analysis of copyediting needs in collaboration with authors
• Hire and supervise copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers as needed; send copyedited mss to authors for review; review author changes to copyedited ms; prepare ms for designer for interior text design; send manuscript into typesetting; send page proofs to authors and proofreaders for proofreading; review author changes in proofs; edit indexes; check all subsequent passes of proof to ensure accuracy; check final PDF files for printing; check advance copies
• Provide timely and thorough feedback to freelancers about their performance
• Supply well-edited and well-prepared manuscripts for composition; oversee work done by compositors to ensure quality of pages and final files

III. Monitor costs for books produced, ensuring quality, schedule and budget
• Determine copyediting and proofreading budget, and schedules for freelance services
• Approve invoices; keep relevant Press staff informed of budget or author issues that could affect costs

IV. Act as liaison between authors and Duke University Press throughout the production process
• Establish contact with author at project assignment; discuss manuscript with author before copyediting; communicate with author about copyediting; troubleshoot with author as necessary throughout copyediting, page proof, and index stages
• Communicate schedules to authors and keep authors informed about upcoming stages as well as potential delays

V. Edit and proofread cover copy

Preferred Experience:
• Prefer broad knowledge of editorial styles and practices; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style author/date and numbered note reference styles
• Prefer three years of experience in copyediting
• Technical requirements include word processing (electronic editing), Adobe Acrobat, database experience
• Excellent communication skills; excellent time management skills; excellent decision-making skills; excellent project management skills; excellent people skills
Requirements: Required Experience: Work generally requires one year of editorial experience in a publishing or related setting to acquire skills necessary to assist in managing and coordinating a variety of tasks such as copy editing, researching and evaluating technical or scientific manuscripts for accuracy, clarity, content, and completeness, monitoring production schedules, proofreading galleys and page proofs and checking layout, and illustrations. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

Education: Work requires communication skills, plus analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Location: Duke University Press 905 W. Main Street, Ste. 18-B Durham, NC 27701
How To Apply For This Job: If interested please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
Tracking Number: 12009
Date Posted: 10/23/2019 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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