Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant, UNC Press         

UNC Press is seeking a self-motivated, detailed-oriented, enthusiastic, high-energy candidate to join our growing publishing program as an editorial assistant. Working with the editing, design, and production team under the supervision of the Press’s managing editor, the individual in this position will support the manuscript editorial team editorially and administratively at all stages of the publishing process.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide editorial and administrative support to the managing editor (and project editors on an as-needed basis).
  • Check page proof at various stages.
  • Edit indexes.
  • Perform other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interest in publishing and eagerness to learn about the business of scholarly publishing.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to track, prioritize and complete work within specific timeframes.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and goal oriented.
  • Enjoy working with a small, fast-paced team. 
  • Proficient in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat and their editing tools.
  • Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Familiarity with standard editing and proofreading marks. 
  • Ability to develop and foster strong working relationships internally and externally.
  • Willingness to adhere to Press’s Code of Conduct

To Apply:

This is an entry-level, full-time position based in Chapel Hill, NC. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, potential start date, and salary requirements to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Adele Sommerville, at asommerville@uncpress.org.  

Review of resumes will begin on May 30, 2024 and continue until the position has been filled. 

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 www.uncpress.org/about

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.