The University of Minnesota Press, internationally recognized for its innovative, interdisciplinary editorial program, seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced Humanities Editor to acquire and develop high caliber scholarly and trade manuscripts under the supervision of the Editorial Director. Areas of acquisition include: American studies, critical race and ethnic studies, literary and cultural studies, queer, transgender, and sexuality studies, disability studies, cinema and media studies, and digital culture. The Humanities Editor may also develop titles and oversee the editorial process for the press’s Forerunners series.
The Humanities Editor will be responsible for soliciting, developing, and reviewing proposals and complete manuscripts for a minimum of 24 new scholarly and trade book projects each year, handling aspects of the editorial process including:
Coordinating the peer review process
Submitting projects for approval of both in-house and faculty publication committees
Negotiating publication contracts
Working with authors and editorial assistants on manuscript preparation and revisions, including developmental editing of select titles
Developing cover design briefs
Reviewing copy and marketing plans
Supervising one shared assistant
The Humanities Editor will also be expected to develop networks of advisors and editorial contacts in the fields in which they acquire, travel to conferences and campuses approximately 4-6 times a year, and stay abreast of current trends in academia and scholarly publishing.
BA/BS degree and three years of publishing experience
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in university press or academic publishing.
Internal Number: 329956
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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