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Part-Time

Editorial Assistant

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POSITION SUMMARY:  The editorial assistant primarily serves as a proofreader but may assume expanded editorial responsibilities. The proofreader assists the editors by checking and reading page proofs of BJU Press products and marking errors and inconsistencies for the editors to review. The proofreader increases the value of the products through catching errors and inconsistencies, ensuring the product’s conformity to BJU Press style, lowering production costs through working efficiently and attentively, and using standard departmental procedures and guidelines. When not busy proofreading, a proofreader reviews BJU Press policies and procedures and other appropriate reference materials or performs related tasks as directed by the proofreader supervisor. The editorial assistant’s expanded role may include select editorial work, either independently or under the direction of an editor. (This is not a remote position.) 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proofread production content and other assignments at the discretion of the proofreading supervisor
  • Assist editors with specific editorial tasks as requested
  • Keep the proofreading supervisor aware of any issues 
  • Learn and review departmental procedures, and suggest updates or improvements to the proofreading supervisor as appropriate
  • Uphold the BJU Press brand image and publishing standards
  • Complete special projects as assigned 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong skills in English grammar, mechanics, and other characteristics of good writing
  • An eye for attractive and user-friendly layout and design
  • Proficiency in applying the Chicago Manual of Style and other reference sources (can be learned on the job)
  • Ability to follow direction and established procedures
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work with a team

Required Education: High school grad or GED
Required Experience: No prior experience necessary
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