Job opening detail :
posted: Jan. 16, 2020
Offered by:
Temple University Press
Full Time
Philadelphia, PA
Temple University Press seeks an acquiring editor for the humanities to steward and creatively expand our well-established interdisciplinary lists in Asian American, African American, gender and sexuality, disability, and lit studies; like all Temple editors, the successful candidate will also acquire for our regional Philadelphia trade list.

TUP offers a supportive environment and intellectually curious colleagues who want to help you thrive in your career. In addition, Philadelphia is a great place to live. It's a big, culturally diverse city that's in striking distance of New York, DC, Baltimore, and Boston, and it offers thriving historical, cultural, restaurant, and arts scenes. See, for example: 

Under the supervision of the Editor-in-Chief and Press Director, the Editor is responsible for evaluation and acquisition of 15 to 20 titles per year. The Editor will be conversant with and open to innovative digital forms of scholarship, in addition to initiating and managing publishing projects that extend beyond the boundaries of the traditional academic monograph and, when necessary, helps to raise funds for specific projects. With input from the internal publishing committee, the Editor determines whether projects are worthy of further pursuit and review. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in the publishing industry. Demonstrated experience in database management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
*Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
*Strong attention to detail.
*Ability to follow a task through to successful completion.
*Must be able to travel both locally and nationally requiring extended hours.

*Master’s degree in a related discipline.
*Supervisory experience.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
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