The Managing Editor reports to the Executive Director of the Hutchins Center and is responsible for overall content, production, and distribution of 2 academic journals: Transition and the Du Bois Review. Coordinates all communication and content flow among the editor, publishers and authors. Chooses, with Senior Editor/s) themes for issues. Solicits assigns and edits articles; selects and organizes photo art; ensures accuracy of all copy. Enforces all production and publication deadlines. Primary liaison with publishers. Advises Senior Editor(s) about pertinent issues related to Magazine(s) including, subscriptions, distribution, special issues. Supervises students and contingent staff for both journals, assigning tasks, monitoring progress, and providing assistance as necessary. Manages and maintains relationships with vendors, distributors, publishers, subscribers, and professional organizations. Oversees research and negotiation for permissions and fees for artwork, photography, and copyrighted material for use in Journals. Solicits and edits bio notes from authors. Maintain and monitor budget of Transition and Du Bois Review set by the Hutchins Center. Perform other related duties.
Transition and the Du Bois Review are the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research's journals.
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Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
College degree required.
A minimum of 3 years of progressive editorial experience.
Strongly prefer editorial experience which includes work with contemporary scholars and writers engaged in subjects related to race and African and African American research.
Excellent, proven research and editing skills.
Must have proven ability to handle details as well as macro issues relating to journals Proven ability and experience in meeting deadlines, without fail.
Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects of equal priority.
Experience with social media a plus.
Supervisory skills preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54419BR
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