Company Name:
The University of Iowa
WRITER/EDITORRequisition # 64052
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Position Basics
Advertising Ends on: Friday, March 14th, 2014
Advertising Started on: Friday, February 28th, 2014
Organization: Graduate College
Department: UI Press Office Operations
Salary: $44,000.00 - $50,629.00
Pay Grade: 3A
Job Details
Percent Time: 100%
Type of Position Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
The University of
Press seeks a Managing Editor to direct manuscript editorial, proofreading, and indexing stages of all books published by the University of Iowa Press including: planning, organizing, writing and editing content to assure accuracy and maintain scholarly book publishing standards.
The University of Iowa Press is a small but vital member of the AAUP. The press publishes 40-45 books a year in the areas of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, natural history, fan studies, food studies, literary criticism, theatre history, the public humanities, book studies, and regional studies. The 7.5 person staff is located in the Kuhl House on the campus of the University of Iowa in scenic Iowa City. Iowa City is the home of a thriving book culture, which is recognized by its designation as a UNESCO City of Literature. It s also the home of Iowa Writer s Workshop, the International Writer s Workshop, the Center for the Book, Prairie Lights Bookstore, and two world-class libraries.
Key Areas of Responsibilities and Specific Job Tasks:
Editing/Proofing:Direct, coordinate and maintain quality control throughout the copyediting, proofreading and indexing for approximately 45 scholarly and trade books a year; prepare all manuscripts for the design department and be responsible for all authorial and proofreading corrections during page-proofs stage; and serve as the primary editor and proofreader for various marketing materials generated by the UI Press.
Supervision/Leadership:Hire appropriate freelance editors to copyedit manuscripts, provide direction, assignments and feedback to assure outcomes; provide mentorship to the UI Press s interns; and oversee the editorial aspects of the internship program.
Financial Responsibility:Develop and monitor the Editorial departmental budget; and provide UI Press Director with financial data, reports, projections and recommendations relevant to the Editorial department.
Research/Information Gathering:Evaluate all manuscripts to anticipate editorial challenges; and participate in professional development.
Writing/Communication:Serve as author liaison during the editing stage; create a publication schedule in tandem with the production manager; initiate and coordinate the application for all Cataloging in Publication (CIP) data, Preassigned Control Number (PCN) and International Standard Book Number (ISBN); and may represent the UI Press at scholarly conferences.
The Writer/Editor (PMW2) is a classification in the Writer/Editor job family. For more information about this job family visit: .
A Bachelor's degree in English or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience Required:
The qualifications for this job position are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included. Please assure that your resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.
Proficiency levels are defined as follows. For more information on competencies, please go to
Basic: Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations.
Working: Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
Extensive: Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.
Expert/Leader: Seen as an expert and/or leader; guides, troubleshoots; has strategic focus; applies knowledge and skill across or in leading multiple projects/orgs; demonstrates knowledge of trends in field; leads in developing new processes.
Experience required:
Experience, typically three to five years, in scholarly book publication in the area of editorial project management and best practices for copyediting, proofreading and indexing; and in editing with Chicago Manual of Style guidelines for scholarly book publication, is required.
Extensive knowledge of, and ability to use strategies and skills to enlist others in setting, embracing and achieving objectives.
Extensive knowledge of electronic editing for scholarly book publication is required.
Extensive knowledge of, and ability to apply, policies and practices for planning and administering a budget is required.
Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors is required.
Ability to travel occasionally is required.
Extensive knowledge of, and ability to use
software applications, particularly those for Macintosh computers, is required.
Desirable Qualifications:
Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment is desired.
Online Application Options
Application Type: This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.
References: References must be filled out online during the application process, however, only professional references will be allowed.
Number of References: 3
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Contact Information
Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.
Contact: Sandra L Gay- sandy-
Cgra-Graduate College-Admin &
Department /

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