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Project Editor, Publishing, AUC Press

Report to:  Managing Editor

Purpose: The jobholder will manage new book titles from the manuscript phase to the printing and binding phase. Work is based on flexible and extended hours in all AUC Press venues.
Principal Accountabilities:

    •    Commission and oversee freelance copyeditors, proofreaders and indexers for the preparation of manuscripts ahead of design
    •    Schedule, copyedit, and proofread manuscripts for publication and prepare them for production
    •    Assist the managing editor in scheduling editorial and production work for AUC Press publications
    •    Meet with authors, translators, illustrators, designers, freelance editors, proofreaders and indexers to discuss and coordinate work in progress
    •    Cooperate and communicate with all involved in the process of AUC Press publications
    •    Examine and approve pre-press material, including camera-ready pages, pdfs, blueprints and films
    •    Prepare front and back matter (as necessary) and cover/jacket materials for new books and reprints and to follow through on their production
    •    Assist the managing editor and other AUC Press staff members in any other tasks related to the AUC Press publishing program


Minimum education requirement: BA degree, preferably in the humanities

Experience: Three years editing experience or something similiar


    •    English as native language
    •    A thorough understanding of grammar and a feeling for language
    •    Good knowledge of Arabic desirable
    •    Computer skills
    •    A methodical approach to work and an eye for detail
    •    Excellent project management skills, particularly the ability to juggle many and often conflicting priorities at the same time
Position open until May 4, 2017
Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating the position title in the subject line.
“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo."

April 2017




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