Job Ad: Production Editor, The Joseph Smith Papers

By November 25, 2015


POSTING INFO

Posting Dates: 11/24/2015

Job Family: Editorial, Writing & Language

Department: Church History Department

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or related field (master’s degree preferred)
  • College level coursework in editing preferred but not required
  • Five to eight years of experience in professional editing or writing
  • Expert abilities in substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading
  • Familiarity with text markup (such as XML or HTML)
  • Experience with electronic publishing and page layout software preferred but not required
  • Strong knowledge of early Church history and the documents important in early Church history
  • Ability to research in original sources
  • Ability to give scrupulous attention to detail and sustain concentration for long periods of time with the highest level of accuracy
  • Ability to organize work on many projects simultaneously and meet production schedules under pressure
  • Ability to work in harmony with a wide variety of people

RESPONSIBILITIES

The editor will be responsible to oversee all that is required to take a manuscript from the writing stage to finished publication, either print or electronic. This includes understanding the sources referenced in the manuscript, being able to do in depth research when necessary, and being able to resolve questions raised by source checkers? reading the manuscript to identify problems with style and substance and resolving them? working with all those involved in the process to resolve concerns? preparing the manuscript to be typeset? and reading typeset text and resolving problems created at that stage. The editor must have an expert understanding of style matters, be an expert proofreader, be able to analyze written material and see the concerns that need to be addressed, and be able to work well in pressured, complex situations to resolve problems with a variety of people. The editor must be able to work well with the writers, editors, and others assigned to the project. The editor should also have a strong knowledge of early Church history and of the primary documents important in early Church history.
WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice. Closing Date: 8 December 2015

Find out more about the position: https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=135800.

 

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Comments

  1. Based on the ad, I see a need? (grin)

    Comment by WVS — November 27, 2015 @ 9:33 pm


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