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Job ID: 56970
Job Views: 933
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Postal Code: 29208
Job Category: Academia,Corporate Publications | Newsletters,Other
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 07.19.2019

Job Description

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition
University of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina
In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Publications, the Editor develops and prepares print and electronic resources for dissemination within the international higher education community, manages the online presence of the National Resource Center’s publications area, and assists with the ongoing administration of the Publications area. The Editor has primary responsibility for managing the National Resource Center’s online newsletters and selected projects.
Job Duties:
  1. Editorial: Develops, prepares, edits, coordinates, and disseminates content for the National Resource Center (e.g., books, research reports, journal, online publications) to include coordinating external review, communicating feedback to editors/authors, copyediting, coordinating final proof, and obtaining necessary permissions/copyrights. Provides copyediting and proofreading support for promotional pieces, conferences and continuing education materials, and other items as needed.—35% (Daily)
  2. Project Management: Provides ongoing management of E-Source for College Transitions, The Toolbox and production of the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. Manages online peer review processes and responds to author and/or reviewer inquiries on an as-needed basis. Assumes lead for managing and developing other editorial projects on an as-needed basis. Supervises design and layout for assigned projects.—30% (Weekly)
  3. Marketing: Drafts marketing copy for assigned projects, to include copy for print marketing pieces and online catalog, e-mail marketing campaigns, and social media messaging. Drafts social media messaging at issue and/or article level for E-Source, The Toolbox, and the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. Drafts and sends e-mail alerts for new periodicals content and submissions marketing for periodicals.—10% (Monthly)
  4. Administrative Support: Oversees ISBN assignment and Library of Congress CIP data application for new book publications, uploads new content to hosting platforms, updates in-house and external indexes (e.g., ERIC). Oversees collection and analysis of usage metrics for online publications.—10% (Monthly)
  5. Online Content Support: Under the director of the Assistant Director for Publications, completes regular updates to the Publications area of the National Resource Center’s website within CMS environment. On a quarterly basis and in coordination with the Assistant Director for Administration and Resource Development, reviews and updates the National Resource Center’s website to ensure adherence to brand guidelines, house style, and compliance with accessibility standards.—10% (Monthly)
  6. Project Development: In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Publications, acquires and develops new publications projects for the National Resource Center to include developing calls for proposals and reviewing, evaluating, and making recommendations on acceptance of new projects. Supports research and development of new delivery models for the Publications area.— 5% (Monthly)
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample online at, Posting Number STA00564PO19 or via the quick link at
Questions Can Be Directed To:
Dr. Tracy L. Skipper
Assistant Director for Publications
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition University of South Carolina
(803) 777-6226  

Job Requirements

Minimum qualification is a bachelor’s degree plus at least two years’ experience engaging in writing and/or editorial work for print or online environments. Knowledge of or experience working in higher education preferred.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Knowledge of editorial principles, practices, and techniques for print and online environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to write, edit, plan, compose, and produce large-scale editorial projects.
  • Ability to gather, organize, and present written information in a clear, concise, and accurate manner; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with authors and editors; ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to coordinate and advance multiple projects simultaneously.

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