UH Press Seeks Managing Editor for Books

The University of Hawai‘i Press is seeking an energetic and innovative professional with a strong background in academic publishing to serve as a Managing Editor in its Editorial Department, which publishes 60-70 books each year with a strong regional focus on Asia and the Pacific. This Managing Editor will first train with one of the Managing Editors, who plans to retire in March 2014, after which the new Managing Editor will assume full responsibilities.

For more details, and to apply, visit the University of Hawai‘i job site:

The Managing Editor (1) reviews manuscripts for substantive and stylistic problems and adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style and advises authors regarding required alterations and revisions of manuscripts, page proof, and indexes; (2) reviews the work of freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers; (3) establishes Press guidelines for editorial style and procedures, regularly researching and implementing updates to accommodate changes in scholarly standards and/or technology; (4) analyzes manuscripts to ensure conformity to technical requirements and establish the required level of editing; instructs outside project managers and freelance copy editors regarding specific stylistic and substantive questions.

In short, the Managing Editor exercises sole responsibility for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the flow of manuscripts, illustrations, page proof, and indexes through the editorial and production processes.

The State job classification is Temporary, annually renewable. UH Press has 30 employees, the majority of whom are classified as Temporary, some of whom have worked at the Press two or even three decades.

See also: Journals Dept. Seeks Production Editor