Editorial Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary

TheJohnsHopkinsUniversityPressseeksanorganized,self-starting,collaborative,and energeticindividualtojoinoureditorialteamtoacquireandpublish scholarlynon-fiction books.TheEditorial Assistantprovidescomprehensivesupporttotheacquisitionseditors,authors, and the manuscript editorial department;andhelpspreparebookmanuscripts for publication.

NOTE: The Editorial Assistant position is based out of the Homewood campus located in Baltimore, Maryland; currently all staff are working virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a telework opportunityduringCOVID-19.

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for routing acquisitions work and updating our title database to enable editors to review, develop, and procure suitable book-length manuscripts.
  • Analyze editorial, copyright, and typographical complexities in book manuscripts and prepare manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Communicate with authors, readers, agents, and foreign publishers and agencies under differing degrees of supervision by the editors.
  • Monitor status of manuscripts-in-process, readers’ reports, contracts and reprint permissions.
  • Analyze illustrated materials using Adobe Photoshop and other software.
  • Coordinate the shipping of advance copies to authors, contributors, and others. Process payments for authors, agents, contributors, and readers.
  • Collaborate with other editorial assistants in departmental duties including: supervising student works and interns, onboarding new staff, scheduling press-wide meetings, and producing regular project reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • 2 years of related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

Special Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Candidates with experience working in environments of equity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

  • The Johns Hopkins University Press is located near the university’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a proud member of the Association of University Presses.
  • The Editorial Assistant position is based out of the Homewood campus located in Baltimore, Maryland; currently all staff are working virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a telework opportunity during COVID-19..

Classified Title:Editorial Assistant
Working Title: Editorial Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OD
Starting Salary Range:$15.26 - $21.00 per hour
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Remote work during Covid 19 per University policy/Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000121-Books Acquisitions
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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