Sunday, July 6, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Editor, Quiddity

Quiddity, a literary magazine and radio program published/produced by Benedictine University in partnership with NPR-member WUIS, is currently looking for an Asst. Editor. 

Duties: The Assistant Editor, Production and Layout, Quiddity will assist with the management and production of Quiddity’s international and Public-Radio Program, including Web management, upholding quality, calendar, and budgetary expectations. Other duties are but not limited to performing the layout for the journal’s interior print pages and its electronic format(s). Coordinate editing and production schedules for the print journal and website, provide editorial design direction throughout the print production processes and assist with editing the journal. Coordinate contact with the production vendors and partners, including presses and distribution venues. Assist with Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) liaison duties, including listserv correspondence, CWROPPS postings, NewPages,, Writer’s Digest, and Literary Marketplace. Attend recruitment events with Admissions regarding Quiddity interns as well as communication Arts and Writing & Publishing majors. Coordinate and maintain electronic and traditional hard copy submission systems; Manage online submissions, including assignments, follow-up, and contributor notifications; Manage the receipt and editing of audio acquisitions from the journal; Produce segments for audio broadcast; Maintain existing Web pages and post Web copy and audio/video files; Assist with development of audio journal; Maintain mailing lists and assist with the mailings, subscription sales, contributor copies, distribution, and the management of renewals, reminders, and follow-up courtesies; Serve as site supervisor for production student interns enrolled in Quiddity’s internship program; Other editorial and management duties as assigned.
Education: BA, MA, MFA or MSc in Creative Writing, English, Communications, or related field.

Experience: At least one year of experience with a print publication or journal of national distribution.
Specific Skills: Must possess savvy graphic design skills and be well versed in user-friendly, multimedia web development; 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 outside of regular business hours when necessary; Ability to work as part of a collaborative team. 

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervise undergraduate student interns enrolled in Quiddity’s internship program. 

Working Conditions: Thirty (30) hours per week performed in-office, on-campus, and scheduled during regular business hours to correspond with schedules of student interns, supervisor, and fellow editorial board (faculty/staff) members. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. 

Classification: Benefit Eligible 

Salary Range: $20,000- $23,400
Application Process: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references.
Complete an online application here.

For more information: 
quiddityATbenDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
(217).718.5000 ext. 5301
Jim Warner
Managing Editor,
Quiddity International Literary Magazine and Public Radio Program
Benedictine University at Springfield
1500 North 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 525-1420, ext. 3572
Twitter: @QuiddityLit or @whoismisterjim (personal)

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