American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 22-Sep-2021 to 21-Nov-2021 (EST)
  • Production
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Are you excited about helping to contribute to a professional body of knowledge? Do you like working with others who are passionate about their work? If so, come join the American Society of Civil Engineers! We are currently seeking a production editor with excellent technical editing skills to help produce our 35 scholarly journals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing quality-control checks of manuscripts, resolving copyright and permissions questions, and recording metadata
  • Moving manuscripts through the production system by assigning production tasks, and noting issues
  • Transmitting manuscripts, including tables, figures, and metadata to the compositor
  • Checking blueline proofs
  • Updating standing files, mastheads, general journal information, and information for authors
  • Training new production editors, freelancers, and temporary staff in details of workflow procedures, copyediting, and department style copy editing materials
  • Tracking scheduled deadlines
  • Enforcing standards of quality control in all phases of production

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent knowledge of publishing is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • 2 years of experience in publishing, specializing in production, and preferably in a scholarly or educational field
  • Moderate knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional and Photoshop
  • Experience with ProduXion Manager (preferred) or other online production software
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, authors, editors, and staff
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Working knowledge with XML and MathType experience helpful

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a global nonprofit professional membership association dedicated to the advancement of the civil engineering profession in order to serve the public good.

To accomplish ASCE's mission, ASCE staff works together as a team, based on a foundation of trust, striving for individual and organizational excellence. To achieve our shared goals, we maintain a relentless focus on members and a commitment to continuously grow and improve individually and collectively.

ASCE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates including historically excluded individuals, protected veterans, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This position has work from home flexibility.

For consideration, submissions of interest must contain a resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

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