Writing / Editing Specialist
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

Posted in Education and Training
about 1 month ago

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Job Info

Special Instructions Summary

Application deadline is June 30, 2021, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, or sooner.



Department Information

The Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS), a research institute of Indiana University (IU), seeks applications for an editor to review our outgoing communications and manage our publication management system-The Indiana Journal of Earth Sciences. We are particularly interested in applicants with a technical writing background who can complement our research scientists and information service staff's writing.

Job Summary

The IGWS seeks to recruit an editor for our institute with a technical writing background and interest in publication management. The ideal candidate will independently manage a publication workflow for all scholarly communications, including a group of technical reviewers, and coordinate those items slated for peer-review in the Indiana Journal of Earth Sciences and elsewhere. The position will maintain and apply sets of editorial and publication standards for the IGWS based upon best practices for scholarly communication in the geosciences. The editor will also review and guide the creation of vector and raster graphics for publication, develop and apply templates for galley proofs, and guide publications through final release and archive, including assignment of permissions and licenses, reproduction requests and releases, and persistent identifiers (e.g., DOI, LOC, ISBN) as appropriate. This position workflow will require regular and seamless interactions between IGWS staff and administration, the IU Scholarly Communication Department, and the engaged public.

For further information on the Indiana Geological and Water Survey, click here.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in English, communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field and two years of experience in a related field.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines. Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities. Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion. Demonstrated familiarity with correct style and ability to write, edit, and proof text, including ability to read for content and correct accordingly.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experiences in editorial management, with geoscience or multidisciplinary backgrounds encouraged.

The ability to be organized with outstanding interpersonal skills. The expectation is that the editor will oversee our publication management system from the development of submissions through final release and will therefore require technical skills to edit documents, images, and graphics in a range of formats and software. The ability to learn terminology and jargon specific to the field is valued. The ability to balance between adapting to the writing styles of our staff while providing critical feedback on spelling, grammar, and accepted writing standards.

Work Location

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Job Family: Writing & Editing

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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