Position Description
Press University of Chicago Press
Manuscript Editorial
Production Editor


The Books Division of the University of Chicago Press, founded in 1892, publishes books for scholars, students, and general readers. Members of the Manuscript Editing Department see to the final copyediting, typesetting preparation, and proofreading of completed book manuscripts, as well as selected editorial aspects of design, production, and marketing.

The production editor initiates and monitors the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers for book-length scholarly manuscripts and ensures their use of the professional principles and methods set forth in The Chicago Manual of Style. 


  • Takes responsibility for all manuscript components (text, tables, notes, reference lists, appendixes, illustration captions, and indexes.)
  • Determines the level of copyediting a manuscript requires establishes copyediting schedules.
  • Initiates and monitors freelance editors, proofreaders, and indexers and ensures their use of the professional principles and methods set forth in The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Codes and prepares copyedited manuscripts for typesetting (or oversees their coding and preparation.)
  • Serves as liaison with authors and other Press staff during editing and proof stages.
  • Oversees all stages of proof to bound book.
  • Edits, proofreads, and checks catalog and jacket copy and jacket mechanicals and proofs.
  • May personally copyedit manuscripts as needed.

Interested applicants should apply online at: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Production-Editor_JR00943-1

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