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Job Opening: Assistant Editor for the Journal of British Studies (JBS)

Published: April 2, 2014

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Assistant Editor for the Journal of British Studies (JBS) published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the North American Conference on British Studies. Will provide editorial and administrative assistance to Editor-designate, Dr. Holger Hoock, J. C. Amundson Professor of British History. Process incoming manuscripts on Editorial Manager. Help oversee peer review. Edit manuscripts accepted for publication, including editing for content, grammar; fact and cite checking; final copyediting; preparing copy for submission to publisher; reviewing proofs and galleys. Serve as a liaison among authors, Editor, Associate Editors, Editorial Board, and publisher. Take responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of editorial information and instructions for contributors on the journal’s website. Maintain JBS archiving policy. Collate annual report on submissions, acceptance rates, timetable for decisions, provenance of submissions. Assist Editor with professional responsibilities and with organizing journal-related academic events. Routine record keeping of expenses for mailing, telephone,supplies, travel, and administrative duties. Might supervise student workers. Candidates are encouraged to submit a sample of recent editing work. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and asked to complete a copyediting test. For informal inquiries, please contact Holger Hoock: [email protected]

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