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Editor (UNAM Press)

Company University of Namibia
Reference # UP9540
Published 11/03/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia
Introduction
The University of Namibia is inviting suitably qualified candidates to apply for the vacant Editor position, UNAM Press, Windhoek Main Campus.
Job Functions Administration,Editing,Publication
Industries Education
Specification
Responsible for a range of editorial tasks, including coordinating receipt of book proposals, submissions and initial evaluation of manuscripts; liaising with authors at submission stage; requesting copyright permissions; sourcing graphic material, photographs and illustrations; checking page proofs; maintaining metadata sheets of books in production and books published, and lists of freelance copy-editors, designers, and illustrators. To assist the Editorial and Production Manager in the editorial development and production of books approved for publication. To assist the Publisher in liaising with peer reviewers, in preparation of marketing and promotional materials, and with book launches and exhibitions. To assist the Publisher in preparing agendas for meetings of the Research and Publications Committee that deal with UNAM Press matters, and meetings of the UNAM Press Editorial Board, and taking minutes of those meetings and perform any other related duties as may be required.
Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree; three (3) years’ relevant editorial experience, including two years’ work on academic books; excellent written English; good organization (eye for detail); good human and interpersonal skills, innovative skills; ability to work independently and in a team; ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment; confident user of the internet and MS word. An Honours degree/postgraduate qualification in Publishing or a Masters would be an added advantage.
Job Closing Date 27/03/2020
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