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Deputy Editor, International Security

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School seeks a Deputy Editor to manage the editing and production of articles accepted for publication in International Security, a leading quarterly journal of international politics edited at the Belfer Center and published by MIT Press. The Deputy Editor reports to the Executive Editor/Series Editor and is responsible for co-managing the work of the journal's Editorial Assistant. The Deputy Editor plays a pivotal role and independently manages key areas of the journal's production. The successful candidate will possess the professionalism and poise to work with authors and make substantive comments and contributions to their work, is a skilled and precise editor, and has a strong interest in the field of international security. The Belfer Center is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of staff, faculty, and students, and we seek candidates who share our value and commitment.
-- Job-Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversees and manages relationships with authors and the MIT Press.
  • Works closely with authors to prepare their manuscripts for publication, including editing pieces for sense, size, style, and clarity, and providing suggestions and thoughtful comments on the substance of the piece.
  • Manages all of the details and steps in the production process in coordination with MIT Press and the journal's compositor. Proofreads and sends galley proofs to authors, prepares and sends corrected galleys to the compositor, checks revised proofs for accuracy, and reviews printer's proofs and F&Gs.
  • Responsible for the final review of every manuscript.
  • Participates in editorial meetings with the journal's editor-in-chief, executive editor, and editor.
  • Assists authors in writing op-eds and other materials based on their articles.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategies to market the journal in coordination with MIT Press.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Editor in the promotion of individual articles to relevant audiences as needed. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree and minimum of three years of editorial experience in a publishing environment. Additional Qualifications and Skills
    • Strong writing and editing skills.
    • Must have good judgment and strong interpersonal skills.
    • High levels of discretion, diplomacy, and tact in dealing with authors and MIT Press are essential.
    • As a member of a small, highly productive editorial team, the deputy editor must be well organized, detail oriented, and comfortable working without daily supervision.
    • The ability to operate in a schedule-driven environment is critical.
    • Strong knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style preferred.
    • Familiarity with and interest in contemporary international security policy is highly preferred. Additional Information We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship.
      Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks.
      Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment. Please note: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the office reopens. We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice. Job Function Communications Location USA - MA - Cambridge Job Code 405004 Comm Professional (N) Sub-Unit ------------ Department Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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