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Job description

Editor - (20000086)

Under the supervision of the Editor-in-Chief and Press Director, the Editor is responsible for acquisition and evaluation of a well-defined list of titles in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary subjects in the humanities and social sciences, signing 15 to 20 titles per year. List areas include American, Asian American, African American, disability, and sexuality studies, and all TUP editors have an opportunity to acquire for our regional Philadelphia trade list. The Editor will be conversant with and open to innovative digital forms of scholarship, in addition to initiating and managing publishing projects that extend beyond the boundaries of the traditional academic monograph and, when necessary, helps to raise funds for specific projects. With input from the internal publishing committee, the Editor determines whether projects are worthy of further pursuit and review. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in the publishing industry. Demonstrated experience in database management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
*Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
*Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
*Strong attention to detail.
*Ability to follow a task through to successful completion.
*Must be able to travel both locally and nationally requiring extended hours.

*Master’s degree in a related discipline.
*Supervisory experience.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

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