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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 060030
    Title: Editor, Assistant
    Pay Grade: 31
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Evaluates, edits and rewrites manuscripts prior to publication. Examines publications to ensure grammatical consistency and organizes printers' proofs from galley through reproduction proof stages.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is first in a series of three classifications.

    Example of Duties:
    • Reads and evaluates manuscripts and ensures accuracy, correct grammar and consistency in style and readability.
    • Writes captions for illustrations.
    • Confers with other members of staff concerning edited materials.
    • Secures reproduction permission for copyrighted materials.
    • Compiles and creates segments of publication not provided by the author or not prepared by the author in a suitable fashion for the demands of the publication.
    • Organizes formats of indexes, bibliographies and footnotes.
    • Confers with authors about problems with style and grammar.
    • Coordinates work activities of student or other workers.
    • Select and arrange favorable comments from book reviewers to be used for jacket advertisements.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of and skill in language required for editing and proofing of written material. Knowledge of publication format and editorial practices.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English or related field; OR,
      • Four years of experience in editing, journalism or editorial research; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 11/10/2003

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