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Assistant Managing Editor

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.Position Focus:Yale University Press is a leader in the field of art and architecture, publishing major exhibition catalogues and groundbreaking scholarly monographs. We are seeking an Assistant Managing Editor to handle the editorial production of art and architecture titles issuing from the Press.The Assistant Managing Editor oversees the editing, proofreading, indexing, and proof stages of the publication process, ensuring that each project reflects the Press's high editorial standards and paying close attention to the project's schedule. The successful candidate has excellent communication and organizational skills and has a thorough understanding of the Chicago Manual of Style. The individual is able to work independently while applying sound editorial judgment and recognizes the importance of working productively with authors, museum partners, freelancers, and colleagues. Experience with highly-illustrated book publications or knowledge of art history is a plus.Essential Duties:1. Selects and supervises corps of freelance editors, proofreaders, and indexers. Hires, trains, and supervises freelancers. 2. Evaluates draft manuscripts and writes "condition check" reports to help authors prepare a final manuscript that meets the Press's requirements for formatting, organization, and style. Provides follow-up consultation. 3. For projects released for editing, assesses degree of editing required (from baseline editing, for clarity and consistency, to rewriting), bearing in mind schedule, intended scope and size of audience, and budget for each book, and selects appropriate freelance editors and schedules their work. 4. Works with author or authors-using best practices, care, and tact-throughout all stages of production. Acts as a liaison between authors and various Press departments. 5. Works with freelance editors, overseeing editing and preparing manuscript for composition. Assigned projects may be books intended for a wide audience that require heavy editing; complex, heavily illustrated books; reference works; books on rush schedules (such as exhibition catalogues); multi-author volumes, or books with other known complications or challenges. 6. Coordinates page proofs and acts as quality control through all stages of production (sample pages; page proof; revised pages; pdfs or blues) to bound books. Edits and proofreads index. Resolves complex problems resulting from poor composition, author or co-publisher revisions in proof, etc. 7. Edits and proofreads copy for jacket, catalogue, and ancillary materials. 8. Trains new members of staff. Hires, trains, and supervises interns or assists in doing so. 9. Edits projects as needed. 10. May perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years editorial experience in a book publishing environment (most or all in a manuscript editing department) or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated editing and proofreading ability, with a thorough understanding of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Experience with electronic editing and facility with word-processing software.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for interacting with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with a strong aptitude for multitasking and tight deadlines and a high attention to detail.
  • An understanding of the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization. --- Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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