Managing Editor

Institution Name 
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics at Boston University
Position Rank 
Other
If Other, Please Specify 
Non-teaching
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
January 17, 2022
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

BACK TO CAREERS MANAGING EDITOR, College of Arts & Sciences, Arion Tracking Code 0551 Job Description Arion, A Journal of Humanities and the Classics is an award-winning triannual publication, which explores the vital links between the classics and living culture, and has been produced at Boston University under the Editor-in-Chief, Herbert Golder, for more than three decades. The Managing Editor must have a background in Classics, a knowledge of Greek and Latin, familiarity with other languages and literatures and with the humanities broadly. Mature critical judgment and acute editorial skills are essential, as the Managing Editor Reviews all submissions and forwards the most feasible for publication to the Editor in Chief for approval for consideration. Works with the Editor in Chief to determine appropriate outside specialist readers for submissions. Edits the work of writers and scholars to accord with Arion’s style. Develops and maintains relations with contributors. determines the order of the pieces in each issue (in consultation with the Editor in Chief) Additionally, the Managing Editor Secures all copyrights and permissions required from printed work and images, including the cover Works with the designer and printer, and does the final proofing of each issue Ensures that Arion is published on schedule and within budget. Reporting to the Editor in Chief, the Managing Editor is responsible for all activities related to Publications, including Arion’s social media and distribution to libraries and individual subscribers, in print and digital media the latter in cooperation with Arion’s subscription host (MUSE) as well as managing all aspects of submissions for publication in Arion Subscriptions, Maintaining the subscriber data base and oversight of mailing issues to subscribers working to increase the number of subscribers and maintain current subscribers; scheduling and supervising all renewal solicitations Operations, including all record-keeping, purchasing and maintenance of office supplies; managing work study students, usually 2 or 3. Familiarity with Word, Excel, Acrobat and WordPress is assumed, and facility with InDesign is desirable. Subscriptions, working to increase the number of subscribers and maintain current subscribers; scheduling and supervising all renewal solicitations Operations, including all record-keeping, purchasing and maintenance of office supplies; manages work study students. Top priorities will be: Working with the Editor in Chief to expand revenues (including increased subscriptions, grants and gifts), the timely processing of submissions for publication, and development as well as maintenance of social media outlets to enhance and increase our social media presence. Professor Golder is looking for someone he can work with closely as a professional colleague to continue producing the journal at the level it has been being produced for more than three decades, a highly-regarded professional journal that eschews academic jargon and cant and that reaches a broad readership beyond the academy. He is looking for a colleague who shares his passion for this kind of outreach and appreciates writing about serious matters that is lively and engaging. Required Skills Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred 5-8 years of relevant experience required We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular.

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Course Load 
This position does not require any teaching
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