Position Summary: This position will manage the journal Constitutional Commentary at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Duties/Responsibilities: -Publish three issues of the journal every year. -Manage the submissions queue, direct the editorial process for accepted articles, and send camera-ready copy to the printer. -Track manuscripts, send rejection letters, and manage general correspondence via an email inbox. -Supervise student cite-checkers and confirm the accuracy of their work. Assist in hiring students. -Correspond with authors throughout the publishing process. -Correspond with the printing press during the final stages of publication to ensure a high-quality end product.
*The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
This is a part-time, remote, managing editor position for one of the Law School's faculty-edited journals. This position will be limited to 500 hours per academic year (8/12/19-5/10/20), so approximately 12-13 hours per week. The position requires submission of a timesheet and is paid hourly.
Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of relevant experience (or a combination of higher education and relevant experience totaling 5 years).
Experience with publications, editing, administration of an academic journal, citation checking, and/or legal writing.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Capacity for very detail-oriented work.
Ability to determine, organize, and prioritize responsibilities; handle multiple deadlines; and be productive in a multi-task work environment.
Experience with Microsoft Office, e-mail, and Internet applications.
Advanced skills in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat.
Familiarity with the Bluebook and with law journals.
A strong interest in editing and academic publishing.
Internal Number: 331878
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