Reporting to the Publications Director of the Asia Center Publications Program, the China Editor will manage editing, design, typesetting, and production from the manuscript stage through bound books. Responsible for all aspects of the publication of 7-8 books a year and serves as the principal contact with the authors of these books throughout the production process. Writes catalog and other advertising copy for these books. Copyedits approximately 2-4 titles a year for organization, substance, accuracy, and style. Working with the director, coordinates the peer review process for China-related manuscripts. Assists the director with tasks related to the publication of new books, paperbacks, translations, and reprints. Works with director and financial associate on royalty payments, independent contractor agreements, and other routine administrative tasks as needed. Handles relations with printers and other vendors and with Harvard University Press, and other related tasks as necessary.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Graduate degree in Asian Studies or related field. Working knowledge of Chinese/Japanese/ Korean, spoken and written. 5+ years related experience.
Excellent editing and proofreading skills. Familiarity with basic editorial principles and scholarly conventions, and general knowledge of publishing procedures such as basic design, typesetting, stages of proofs, and printing. Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks based on changing schedules and needs, and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Experience managing freelancers and working with authors. Knowledge of Asian-language fonts and electronic editing in Microsoft Word. Facility with Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, or comparable software.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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