Saturday, February 9, 2013

Managing Editor Position: Quiddity

Managing Editor, Quiddity
(Full-time, salaried, benefits, start date 1 June 2013)
Position Summary
· Manage the production of Quiddity's international literary journal (print and electronic components), radio program, and website, upholding all quality, calendar, and budgetary expectations; manage and advance the distribution of Quiddity's international literary journal and public-radio program through traditional and emerging venues

Essential Job Responsibilities
· Oversee the submission systems (electronic and traditional) and acquisition processes for the print journal reading series, and radio program, including the coordination of query and galley correspondence as well as reading series proposals and contests
· Coordinate and execute all editing and production schedules for the journal, radio, and website; coordinate the production schedule for the public-radio program; coordinate editorial board and staff meetings; support editorial board and staff through production processes
· Advance Quiddity's subscriber base, listener base, readership, and distribution using established and emerging resources
· Perform the layout for the journal's interior print pages and its electronic format(s), design covers and promotional materials, manage web design, and expand web content
· Supervise and mentor student interns and cultivate Quiddity's internship program, as well as other duties as assigned relative to academic affairs

Minimum Job Requirements
· MA, MFA, or MSc in Creative Writing, English, Communications, or related field
· At least one year of experience with a print publication or journal of national distribution
· Teaching experience with potential to supervise internships

Specific Skills
· Must possess savvy graphic design skills and be well versed in user-friendly, multimedia web development and social media
· Proficiency in web design software and CSS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Audition (or similar software) Outlook, Excel, Access, File Transfer Protocol
· Exceptional reading, writing, and proofing skills
· Outstanding professional communication skills
· Established track-record of organizational management and follow-through
· Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
· Ability to work outside of regular business hours when necessary
· Ability to work as part of a collaborative team

Supervisory Responsibility
· Supervise and mentor undergraduate student interns enrolled in Quiddity's internship program

Other Functions
· With the approval of both the division chair and the supervisor, may teach courses in the Writing and Publishing and Communication Arts degree programs for an additional stipend at the qualifying adjunct pay rate

Working Conditions
· Twelve-month position, forty hours per week performed in-office, on-campus

Send résumé or CV and letter of application detailing experience to:

1500 N 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Review of applications begins immediately.

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