Managing Editor, CUA Press (Washington, DC)

Managing Editor, CUA Press (Washington, DC)

The Managing Editor, creates content strategies and oversees their implementation processes. Their main duties include managing a team of freelance editors, monitoring the results of various content campaigns and editing content pieces to ensure they follow tone and style guides. The Managing Editor will manage the editorial preparation of approved book manuscripts for publication and coordinate the design and production process, which is carried out by an outside contractor.
Responsibilities
Creates and maintains schedules and records for production of all books – includes marketing considerations – in the Press’s “Allbooks” database. Evaluates each manuscript for appropriate treatment. Marks up manuscript to guide freelance editor’s work. Schedules, directs, and reviews work of 10 or more freelance editors. Coordinates with designer on all phases of book design and production; especially critical is transmittal of edited manuscript. Maintains communication with authors, from assistance in preparation of final manuscript through editing, proofs, and indexing of books. Responsible for quality control for the Press’ books. Supervises half-time assistant, who cleans up electronic files, checks most page proofs, and edits indexes. Manages the payment process for freelance copy editors.
Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the editorial preparation of manuscripts for publication. Excellent knowledge of the English language and of manuscript editing policies and procedures, including the system embodied in the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Some knowledge of classical Greek, Latin, and of one or more modern European languages is desirable. Some knowledge of the fields in which the Press publishes is desirable; skill in applying that body of knowledge in the editing of complex scholarly manuscripts. Skill in the use of a personal computer for both editorial and administrative tasks. Ability to manage the editorial process, including setting and maintaining schedules. Ability to manage the editing itself. Ability to interact well with others.
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