Job Details

Elon University
  • Position Number: 5260084
  • Location: Elon, NC
  • Position Type: Public Relations, Marketing and Communications

Managing Editor

Location: Elon University Campus, North Carolina, 27244

Title: Managing Editor

Position Type: Staff Full-Time

Days Per Week: Monday - Friday

Hours Per Week: 40

VP Area: Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

Department: Center for Engaged Learning

Position Summary

The Center for Engaged Learning's Managing Editor oversees the Center's ongoing publishing operations-including two book series, open access web resources, and an active blog-to produce peer-reviewed publications on engaged learning that feature work from the Center's research seminars and think tanks, along with other international research on high-impact educational practices. Collaborating with the Director and the Executive Director, the Managing Editor coordinates production schedules and correspondence; oversees copyediting and page design for print and online publications; ensures final drafts are consistent with the Center's editorial and style guide, including accessibility guidelines; oversees page design of online publications; contributes to the development and editing of open access resources; maintains digital files for the Center's previously published books; and assists with the promotion of the Center's publications.

Benefits of Working at Elon

As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.

Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation's premier travel destinations.

Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation.

  • Immediate tuition remission for undergraduate courses

  • Tuition remission for approved graduate-level courses after 12 months of employment.

  • Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university.

  • Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic.

  • Free use of campus fitness facilities.

  • Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.

Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at two years of service. After two years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.

Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon's principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one's identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.

Minimum Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in professional writing, editing, journalism, English, communications, or related field. Minimum of 3 years work experience. At least three years of editing, production, and workflow management experience in print and digital content platforms.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in professional writing, editing, journalism, English, communications, or related field.

Job Duties
  • Oversees production of the Center's Open Access Book series, including but not limited to copyediting manuscripts, designing page layouts, facilitating author review of proofs, designing covers, and ensuring books adhere to the Center's style guide and follow accessibility guidelines.
  • Develops book websites and promotional materials for books in both of the Center's series.
  • Manages production of blog posts and online resources after editorial review, including copyediting, featured and social images development, and entry into WordPress.
  • Contributes to content creation for the Center's blog and broader web content.
  • Coordinates correspondence with series authors and digital file management for book projects.
  • Supervises and mentors publishing interns (student employees).

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your resume, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and names and contact information for three references. We also invite you to submit a concise PDF portfolio of prior work that showcases your relevant experience and knowledge or to direct us to an online portfolio of your work.

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