University of Pennsylvania MANAGING EDITOR, JOURNAL OF HISTORY OF IDEAS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-26054


School Name School of Arts and Sciences

Org History

Posted to the Web 06/06/2017

Posted Job/Salary Grade PT/27

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 25.00

Position Type Part Time

Position Schedule TBD

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


The Journal of the History of Ideas is a major scholarly journal in the humanities, published quarterly. The JHI has a team of four Executive Editors; it also has an independent Board of Directors and Board of Editors. The JHI’s office is at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Managing Editor works as a Penn staff member. The Managing Editor reports to the Executive Editors. Additional staff includes one part-time Assistant Editor, who is normally a senior doctoral student in a relevant discipline. JHI uses ScholarOne to manage online the submission and peer review process as well as copyediting and more.The Managing Editor coordinates all phases of the production of the journal, delegating some tasks to be performed regularly by the Assistant Editor as approved by the Executive Editors.Management of manuscripts: Oversee communications with authors of submitted manuscripts and all phases of the peer review process.Copyediting and Proofreading: serve as primary copy editor for accepted manuscripts; coordinate and oversee final copy editing, proofreading, and copyright.Production and communication with University of Pennsylvania Press: set and maintain the annual calendar for production of each issue, including delivery of each issue, in coordination with University of Pennsylvania Press. Maintain regular communication with Press.Monthly Editorial Meetings: prepare reports and agendas for monthly editorial meetings; take minutes and post; follow up on decisions.General Communication: staff the office regularly and respond promptly to queries from authors, board members, and others by phone and email.Finances and bills: coordinate financial payments and communications; maintain orderly financial records.Annual meeting: organize and coordinate planning and arrangements for the annual meeting of the Board of Directors and Board of Editors, including reserving the hotel block, meals as directed, reserving meeting and speaker space, publicizing the annual Lovejoy Lecture, catering, and any other tasks necessary to the meeting. Managing Editor also prepares and distributes meeting reports, and attends the meeting


A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required; MA preferred. Foreign language training helpful. Interest in working with scholars; careful attention to detail; excellent editorial and writing skills; ability to communicate clearly and collegially

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

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  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree

  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

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  • Do you have knowledge of a foreign language?

  • Yes

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  • Do you have an interest in working with scholars?

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  • No

  • Do you have excellent editorial and writing skills?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter