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Company:
The University of Georgia
Division:
The College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
City:
Athens
State:
Georgia
County:
Clarke
Country:
USA
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Posted: 08/19/2021
Editor

This position is primarily responsible for the overall management, revision, clarity, and quality of UGA Extension numbered publications, which are peer-reviewed publications written by Extension (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H) faculty. The ideal candidate will be confident improving content and ensuring accuracy and style compliance across the college’s written materials, both digital and print. The editor is responsible for educating authors on best practices and working with the editorial director, the marketing and communications team, the Office of Information Technology, and the Extension organization to identify ways to improve outreach documents and distribution. To that end, the editor will regularly engage with faculty authors to ensure that the publication submission and production processes go smoothly. This position also provides editing support for College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Extension news releases, advertisements, and collateral communications and should help to educate writers on institutional style usage to ensure high-quality materials.

All candidates should edit proficiently in APA and AP styles and have a working knowledge of visual composition and SEO. The ideal candidate is meticulous and extremely attentive to detail. Beyond that, we are looking for:

  • Strong written and verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • A portfolio of science communications with exceptionally clean copy
  • The ability to juggle multiple priorities while meeting tight deadlines
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe InDesign, and adaptability to institutional servers and applications
  • A baseline understanding of PR and marketing concepts