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General duties/description: The Public Information Editor will work with fellow editors (faculty and staff) to produce quarterly history journal and other published materials and otherwise support unit activities within the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest (CSPN) and the Department of History.
Characteristic Duties And Responsibilities
With senior editor, coordinate and prepare issues of Pacific Northwest Quarterly
, from tracking submissions through producing camera-ready electronic files for off-campus printer. Correspond with authors and reviewers. Edit manuscripts and reviews, using Word and following the Chicago Manual of Style
. Procure and prepare illustrations, using Photoshop. Lay out journal, using InDesign. Create and proofread galley and page proofs. Prepare issue files and upload to off-campus printer. Index each volume and upload to website. Train and supervise graduate student intern in tracking manuscripts and reviews and maintaining material and circulation databases (Access).
As part of the PNQ marketing team, you will devise and implement strategies to increase journal’s profile and circulation, including maintaining the journal’s online sales site and website. Marketing duties include attending regional conferences and other events on weekends, generally three to four times per year.
As part of the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and the Department of History, you will assist with special projects and events, some of which take place outside of normal business hours, and contribute to editing of the department newsletter and other publications. Perform other duties as necessary, including administrative tasks such as ordering supplies, preparing files for transfer to archives, etc.
B.A. plus experience in scholarly publishing (at least three years preferred). Strong writing skills and excellent command of American English. Demonstrated familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style
, Word, InDesign, and Photoshop. Ability to travel a few times a year and to stay late for special events. Advanced degree or some graduate studies in the humanities to ensure familiarity with research tools and publishing standards desirable.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Later in the interview process, qualified candidates will be asked to complete a quick editing test
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