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Now Hiring: Senior Project Editor

Senior Project Editor – Editing, Design, and Production Department, UNC Press

UNC Press is seeking a candidate to join our dynamic and growing publishing program as a senior project editor. Working with the editing, design, and production team under the supervision of the Press’s managing editor, the senior project 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 senior project 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. Experience with Adobe Acrobat and familiarity with InDesign are a plus.

This is a full-time position based in Chapel Hill, NC, with salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources, Adele Sommerville, at The review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only finalists will be contacted.

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. From its early days, the Press adopted the principle that its books should not merely observe but seek to understand, explain, and thereby improve our world. In keeping with that principle, UNC Press became the first scholarly publisher to develop an ongoing program of books by and about African Americans, beginning in the late 1920s, and was at the vanguard of the interdisciplinary field of gender and women’s studies in the 1970s. In addition to works on global history, religion, politics, and culture, the Press pioneered one of the earliest and strongest regional publishing programs in the country, publishing books on the people, culture, and environment of the South, cultivating a vital legacy for the future. The Press is also a leading publisher of works of Indigenous studies and histories of the carceral state, among other subjects that engage with pressing issues of social concern. 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. 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.