Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Duke University Press is seeking a Senior Editorial Assistant to work 20 hours per week with the Journals Editorial team. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate editorial acumen, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude.

This part-time position is paid on an hourly basis and is eligible for prorated Duke University benefits. If interested in this opportunity please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé & cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Friday, March 27, 2020.

General Position Summary

Perform a full range of duties involved in editing & proofreading of journals and other printed materials submitted for publication

Editing & Proofreading Responsibilities

Assist in managing the editorial process for the journal American Literature

Process book review submissions: Along with the academic editor, invite reviewers; correspond with authors regarding manuscript requirements and deadlines; order books for review; process incoming review books; maintain book and reviewer databases

Ensure that editorial schedules and standards are maintained

Check revised page proofs for corrections

Proofread articles and book reviews

Copyedit book reviews according to house style, with guidance from the Chicago Manual of Style

Record and document changes for incorporation into DUP’s style guide; recommend revisions to style guide

Administrative Responsibilities

Assist in office administration for American Literature

Maintain office files

Respond to phones inquiries

Assist American Literature’s Managing Editor with administrative duties and other assigned projects

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a general educational background normally equivalent to a full high school education.


Work requires four years of experience, at least two of which involve directly related editorial responsibilities, to acquire skills in communications, editing, spelling, and general English rules sufficient to perform complex editorial duties. A college degree in Journalism, English, or a field of study directly related to the position may be substituted for equivalent experience. Routine clerical experience may be credited on a 2 for 1 basis in determining hire rate.  OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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