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  • Date posted
    March 11, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Apply before
    May 10, 2024
  • Career Level
    Mid-Level

Job Description

Job Description

Position Summary

The Production Editor is responsible for executing the editorial production functions for CSWE Press books and CSWE publications and overseeing the submission and peer review process for one scholarly journal. The Production Editor plays a critical role with finalizing the production of written content, producing material that meets quality standards, and has materials readily available for publication. The incumbent should have strong attention to detail and portray the ability to collaborate effortlessly with others.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

CSWE Press

  • Project manages all CSWE Press manuscripts through the editorial and design processes. CSWE Press currently publishes 2–4 titles per year with plans to grow.
  • Copyedits, proofreads, or coordinates freelance editors and proofreaders as appropriate for each CSWE Press manuscript.
  • In coordination with Publications Manager, prepares project schedules.
  • Corresponds with authors regarding status of manuscripts.
  • Submits new and maintains backlist metadata on Bowker, Amazon, and the CSWE website.
  • Obtains Cataloging-in-Publication data, deposits new books with Library of Congress, and registers copyright.

CSWE Publications and Communications

  • Project manages internal publications to include CSWE conference publications and the CSWE Annual Report.
  • Provides onsite administrative support for Publications Manager.
  • Copyedits or proofreads other documents and marketing materials as assigned.
  • Supports marketing and social media content efforts for CSWE Press and the journal as needed.
  • Supports and attends CSWE’s annual conference.
  • Acts as backup for quality control of digital communications such as e-newsletter and website

Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE)

  • Manages the manuscript submission and review process via the ScholarOne online submission system.
  • Maintains communication with and onboards authors to ensure manuscript submission adherence to our submission guidelines.
  • Reads manuscripts and proofreads articles.
  • Shepherds peer review process, including approving manuscripts that qualify for peer review, matching manuscript submissions with appropriate reviewers, and recruiting and retaining reviewers.
  • Prepares manuscripts for production via our publisher, Taylor & Francis.
  • Corresponds with reviewers regarding submissions, changes in policy, and updated personal information.
  • Serves as primary liaison from the CSWE staff to the editor-in-chief and the Editorial Advisory Board and provides updates to the group or individual members as needed.
  • Negotiates and tracks performance of contract with JSWE’s publisher in partnership with the publications manager.
  • Maintains regular communication with publisher regarding consistent copyediting and proofreading of articles, subscriptions, marketing, online function, and other aspects of the journal’s overall performance.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years editorial production experience in scholarly or association publishing.
  • Superior communication and project management skills.
  • Demonstrable mastery of English grammar, syntax, and diction, and proficiency with editorial style guides.
  • Proven ability to independently prioritize, conduct, and manage multiple complex work assignments with minimal supervision.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word.
  • Experience using ScholarOne, eJournalPress, or other online submission system software.

Preferred

  • Proficiency in APA style (Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed).
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Acrobat markup, and HTML.
  • Familiarity with content management systems and best practices for developing and maintaining website content.

This position is on-site at our Alexandria office, with some telework benefits.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years editorial production experience in scholarly or association publishing.
  • Superior communication and project management skills.
  • Demonstrable mastery of English grammar, syntax, and diction, and proficiency with editorial style guides.
  • Proven ability to independently prioritize, conduct, and manage multiple complex work assignments with minimal supervision.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word.
  • Experience using ScholarOne, eJournalPress, or other online submission system software.

Preferred

  • Proficiency in APA style (Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed).
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Acrobat markup, and HTML.
  • Familiarity with content management systems and best practices for developing and maintaining website content.

This position is on-site at our Alexandria office, with some telework benefits.

Additional Information

ADA SPECIFICATIONS

This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting. May be required to use computer screen for extensive periods of time. The physical demands of this position are limited to the ability to use a computer,telephone and standard office equipment, move up to 25 lbs.; move articles used in program activities. Extended working hours and occasional travel within the United States may be necessary as well.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by theindividual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, andskills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties asnecessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions of this position.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. CSWE is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a pluralistic environment. We encourage applications from women, minority groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.