Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Duke University Press (DUP) seeks to hire two Assistant Managing Journal Editors to work primarily, but not exclusively, in the areas of mathematics, philosophy, and the social sciences; overseeing the editorial and production processes for a set of journals, from initial manuscript to final files for print and web. The Assistant Managing Editor ensures editorial quality and balances this objective with schedule. Selected candidates will have solid editorial experience and excellent project management skills; will demonstrate the ability to make decisions and solve problems independently; as well as a commitment to continuous learning. If you're interested in these two opportunities please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. I. Manage Editorial and Production Processes for a Set of Journals
  • Evaluate manuscripts submitted for publication; determine level of editing required to maintain high standards, and assess areas of manuscripts that require special focus
  • Correspond with authors, academic editors, and editorial office staff, as needed, to explain editorial approach and decisions on manuscripts as well as to ask or to respond to production-related questions
  • Review and implement corrections by authors, academic editors, and editorial office staff and create the master set of manuscripts and proofs; adjudicate differences, deciding which changes are preferable and negotiating with parties as needed
  • Coordinate flow of manuscripts between editorial offices, vendors, authors, and DUP Journals-EDP
  • Implement and utilize new software tools to create workflow efficiencies, especially for digital publishing
  • Oversee freelance copyeditors; provide instructions for improving comprehensibility of prose, correcting technical errors, and imposing style guide; review and critique work of freelance editors; for areas not covered in style guide and for solving complicated editorial issues, review style manuals and independently choose best course of action
  • Copyedit manuscripts, improving comprehensibility of prose, correcting technical errors, and imposing style guide; for areas not covered in style guide and for solving complicated editorial issues, review style manuals and independently choose best course of action
  • Correspond with typesetting vendors throughout the composition and revision process; provide direction to resolve questions related to formatting and layout
  • Oversee freelance proofreaders; provide instructions for proofreading typeset material; review and critique work of freelance proofreaders
  • Proofread and perform quality check of proofs; proof covers for journal issues
  • Balance editorial standards with schedules, deciding when work on an editorial stage has achieved an acceptable level of quality and outstanding problems have been sufficiently resolved
  • Collaborate with DUP staff on solving scheduling issues and the presentation of complex textual and visual materials; provide guidance on the layout of mathematical equations to improve readability and visual appeal
  • Review print production stages for accurate page imposition, print quality, text and graphics clarity, and color quality; approve print production stages or identify and resolve problems with print vendors to ensure speed and quality of print version
  • Collect and analyze copyright and permissions documentation to enforce DUP copyright standards; consult with DUP's Rights and Permissions manager as necessary
  • Manage logistics for multiple projects and priorities; develop and oversee internal procedures, and methodologies
  • Update and maintain style guides for journals

II. Additional Responsibilities

  • Proofread marketing copy and website content, as assigned
  • Work on professional development goals to improve skills; complete special projects to create efficiencies, solve problems, etc.
  • Attend professional conferences and participate in meetings at the Press to improve understanding of scholarly publishing and the Press's operations as well as to share information; make presentations and write blog postings as requested
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires communication skills, plus analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


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 technicalor 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.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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