A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Under general supervision, the Editor Associate is responsible for management, performance, and completion of print and online editorial projects with a basic level of difficulty, as determined by length of the print book, complexity of the law involved, or overall nature of the project (e.g., update versus revision). Assumes management of repositories with a basic level of difficulty, as determined by size of repository and number of files involved as well as complexity of database involved. Provides backup support in the management, performance, and completion of Michigan Law Online.
Authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of responsibility areas
Makes recommendations with specific weight
45% - Manage the editing and production of print and online content with a basic level of difficulty, as determined by length of the print book, complexity of the law involved, or overall nature of the project (e.g., update versus revision):
Copyedit content for style, grammar, consistency, understandability, and usability following ICLE’s quality standards by comparing content with established Quality System standards and making updates and changes as necessary to meet these standards
Publish and verify quality of content online and in print
Provide knowledge and input about the product necessary for decision making, standards, and deadlines, in particular issues that may require more time and/or resources for completion
40% - Manage repositories with a basic level of difficulty, as determined by size of repository and number of files involved as well as complexity of database involved:
Maintain integrity of repositories by checking files and database for accuracy and promptly fixing errors
Ensure quality of repository content by comparing data with established Quality System standards and making updates and changes as necessary to meet standards
Participate in process-improvement initiatives affecting repositories, such as adjusting the process for proofreading new content before posting it to the live website
Serve as backup support for intermediate repositories
5% - Manage the completion and posting of Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals Opinions and Orders for Michigan Law Online as backup support:
Process files from the MI Supreme Court’s Bulletin Board System, including downloading and extracting files for ICLE’s repository of information used in Michigan Law Online.
Code and convert files in XML and Microsoft Access to create and maintain database, ensuring data complies with ICLE standards and quality
Post files to ICLE’s website. Test and troubleshoot any problems with website content
Maintain database records
Lend support in the maintenance of advance sheet information and opinion updates
Meet regularly with others on Michigan Law Online team to troubleshoot problems and discuss process improvement
5% - Actively participate in ICLE teams and project groups:
Be an active and engaged participant in ICLE teams and project groups to achieve process improvements and implement initiatives within ICLE’s strategic plan
5% - Other duties as assigned
A cover letter and resume is required when applying to this position
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
0 to 2 years’ editing experience
Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills
At least two years of experience using office and/or publishing software required
Website publishing and print design software experience desired
Able to successfully complete a work sample exercise administered by ICLE
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 178727
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