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24 Aug 2021

Full-Time Managing Editor

University of North Texas Libraries – Posted by UNTLibrary Denton, Texas, United States

Job Description

The University of North Texas Press, a division of UNT Libraries, was established in 1987 and is dedicated to the publication of scholarly, academic and general interest books, with an emphasis on Texana, music, military history, and multicultural topics. We are fully accredited members of the Association of University Presses. The output from UNT Press is approximately 20 books a year.

The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with nearly 40,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities. UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic excellence.  We are big and bold | All About UNT

With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally rich and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences. The university also has a generous benefits, leave and perks package.

UNT is located in Denton, Texas, a growing city with a small-town feel and a thriving arts and music scene centered on its downtown Square and is connected by highways and light rail to the major transportation hubs and big-city attractions of Dallas and Fort Worth, about 40 miles away. Want to know more about why you should consider coming to Denton? Check out Discover Denton.
Position responsibilities include:
Manage the editing and production of all publications from launch to printing. Copyedit manuscripts, work with the author on changes, prepare manuscript files for the designer, recruit and work with freelance designers, and check printers’ proofs. Acquire books in select fields from query to peer review, and Editorial Board and contract negotiations. Supervise a student who edits 1-2 books per season.
Minimum Qualifications;
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and four years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Copyediting experience, preferably of scholarly books and/or at a university press.
  • Acquisitions of book manuscript experience, preferably of scholarly books and/or at a university press.
  • We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse inclusive and equitable libraries to apply.
  • We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, especially people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application. Cover letter should include a brief diversity statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to UNT’s commitment to fostering an open, diverse and inclusive community.   Link to posting:

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 19 days.

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