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Editorial Assistant

Working in support of the Editor-in-Chief and the Press Director, the Editorial Assistant is responsible for a number of essential tasks within the contracting and manuscript development processes. This is a junior-level position, designed as an entree into scholarly publishing.


  • Assist editors/authors in preparing manuscripts and transmitting manuscripts into production
  • Coordinate peer reviews of proposals and manuscripts
  • Assist editors in tracking titles under contract, update schedules based on communication with authors/editors
  • Oversee the permissions process
  • Create, distribute, and track the return of publication agreements
  • Work with editors to compile data and prepare documents for editorial board meetings 
  • Perform office duties including, but not limited to, handling incoming and outgoing mail; entering data into basic tables, reports, or spreadsheets; making copies; and monitoring and ordering of office supplies
  • Arrange meetings and assist with routine conferences, including scheduling rooms, managing equipment, and assembling materials
  • Create and maintain files and filing systems
  • Liaise with marketing, production, and finance departments 
  • *Other duties may also be assigned 

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