Position Description
Press University of Chicago Press
Manuscript Editorial
Editorial Assistant


The University of Chicago Press seeks an Editorial Assistant to support the Manuscript Editing Department editorially and administratively in preparing book manuscripts for editing and typesetting.


The Editorial Assistant:

  • Assists manuscript editors with preparing book manuscripts for editing and typesetting, handling various proof stages and other editorial tasks as assigned.
  • Assesses new manuscripts for adherence to set guidelines.
  • Maintains departmental records and databases.
  • Serves as manuscript editor for paperback reprints, including checking and approving all promotion and jacket copy and all proof stages.
  • Maintains extensive contact with authors, vendors, and members of other Press departments
  • Assists managing editor with special projects as assigned.


  • Ability to comprehend academic writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and tactfully with authors, vendors, and members of Press staff.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

 Interested applicants should apply online at: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Editorial-Assistant_JR02790-1

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