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Now Hiring: Assistant Managing Editor

Manuscript Editorial Department, UNC Press


UNC Press is seeking a candidate to join our dynamic and growing publishing program as an assistant managing editor. Working with the manuscript editorial team under the supervision of the Press’s managing editor, the assistant managing editor will be responsible for the timely and efficient project management of 20–25 trade and scholarly books per year from manuscript transmittal to F&Gs, including overseeing copyediting, proofreading, and indexing. In addition to ensuring the overall quality of copyediting and proofreading of assigned books, the individual in this position will be responsible for maintaining schedules and communicating them to authors and appropriate departments throughout all phases of the publication process. The assistant managing editor is required to make independent, professional judgments over the course of each project while managing a varied and complex workload.


Candidates must have a BA/BS or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of experience in scholarly or academic publishing, including demonstrable expertise in copyediting and proofreading. Applicants should be familiar with book-production processes and have broad knowledge of editorial styles and practices. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, are essential, as are excellent planning and organizational skills. A sense of humor is a plus.

To Apply

This is a full-time position with salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2019, and end on November 25. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources, Adele Sommerville, at

About UNC Press

UNC Press is a nonprofit publisher of both scholarly and general interest books and journals, affiliated with the University of North Carolina System. Over nearly a century, the Press has earned the reputation for publishing engaging, enduring scholarship and books that explore important questions, spark lively debates, generate ideas, and move inquiry forward. UNC Press prides itself on publishing books that do not merely observe but seek to understand, to explain, and thereby to improve our world. The Press’s offices are located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the thriving Research Triangle region of North Carolina, which is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the nation. Our publishing perspective is at once local, national, and international, extending from our offices in Chapel Hill across North Carolina and around the globe. To learn more about the Press, visit

UNC Press values diversity, equity, and inclusion in word and deed. The work we publish reflects a commitment to engaging diverse voices and experiences and bringing them to the widest possible audience. Similarly, we value a workplace that welcomes different perspectives to enhance the quality of our decision making as we carry out our work. We are strategically engaged in creating and enhancing policies and practices that will attract, retain, and develop a staff that is diverse along many dimensions.