University of Chicago Manuscript Editor I in Chicago, Illinois

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Manuscript Editor I: Edit complex manuscripts in science/social science editorial team for style, grammar, and accuracy, under supervision and with checking by senior members of department. Edit on-screen using XML-based editing software (including checking and entering necessary tagging) to create both online and print editions of scholarly science and social science journals; query authors and communicate with them as necessary and appropriate at various stages during the editorial process; review proofs returned from authors; check typesetting and enter corrections in PDF proofs using Adobe Acrobat annotation tools; check and approve final articles to be printed and posted online. Work with editing colleagues and various departments in the Press. Contact journal office personnel, e-pub staff, or others about problems that might be encountered in the editing process, if necessary and with permission and help of supervisor.


Bachelor's degree required.

Graduate course work preferred.


A minimum of two years of prior publishing experience in copy editing or proofreading required, preferably in scholarly journals or books rather than newspapers or magazines.


Strong language skills required. Excellent computer skills required. Attention to detail required. Ability to work independently and to interact confidently but flexibly with authors required. Ability to work cordially with colleagues at all levels required. Ability to concentrate and attend to a highly detail-oriented task required. Ability to focus, despite distractions in environment, required. Ability to work on multiple jobs simultaneously, involving manuscripts for different journals, with different styles and procedures; tact and diplomacy in dealing with authors, editors, and people in other departments required. Willingness to take direction required. Willingness to take responsibility for meeting deadlines required. Background in a foreign language preferred. Background in science and/or economics helpful.

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Requisition Number: 103349

Departmental Job Title: Manuscript Editor I

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: University of Chicago Press

Department: 5674580-Press-Journals Division

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Hours/Week: 37.5

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: Regular

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Union (If applicable): Non-Union

Pay Grade: NA

Pay Frequency: Biweekly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?: No

Is a Background Check Required?: Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?: No

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None

Posting Date: 08-11-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 02-11-2018