The Georgia Review

Associate Prose Editor

This is one of two Associate Editor positions at The Georgia Review. This Associate Prose Editor, in concert with the Associate Poetry Editor, is responsible to the Editor of The Georgia Review for performing high-quality editorial work dealing primarily with screening of submissions from the online submissions manager program, selecting and preparing works for potential publication, and attending acquisitions meetings in which such manuscripts are evaluated. Some manuscripts approved by the acquisitions team will be assigned to an Associate Editor by the Editor for final editing. Although this Associate Prose Editor specializes in prose fiction and nonfiction, each Associate Editor is fluent in all genres. 
 
This position leads the department’s experiential learning program, which entails administering the program as the faculty of record, conducting the interviews that determine each year’s cohort of interns, leading submission workshops, and mentoring the graduate assistants, who assist with running the program. 

This position will: 
• Screen online submissions (poetry, short fiction, and essays) by selecting and securing submissions for the acquisitions team, working with the acquisitions team to evaluate submissions, and editing assigned work slated for publication. 
• Administer The Georgia Review’s experiential learning program by conducting interviews for admittance, leading submission workshops, and guiding 6-8 participating undergraduate students through an array of hands-on activities and experiences. 
• Mentor graduate assistants and undergraduate interns. 
• Generate original web content for the site’s various featured categories. 
• Assist with the planning, coordination, and publicity of local Georgia Review programs, such as lectures and readings. 
• Represent The Georgia Review at local, regional, and national functions as necessary. 
• Maintain flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the department by assuming related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

This is an open rank academic professional position which consists of the following three ranks: 

The Academic Professional Associate position is an entry-level faculty position. No minimum number of years in a lower rank is required. Candidates for appointment to this rank should show evidence of a high level of competence in the disciplinary area of the position, and demonstrated promise of moving towards excellence in professional leadership, practice, service, instruction, and/or scholarly activities as appropriate for the position. 

The Academic Professional position is the second of three progressive ranks in this faculty track. Under normal circumstances, candidates for appointment or promotion to this rank must have had five (5) years of experience at the Academic Professional Associate level (or equivalent) either at UGA or another institution. Candidates for appointment or promotion to this rank must show evidence of a high level of achievement and impact as appropriate for the position’s duties, as well as recognition of professional excellence by peers outside the hiring unit. Individuals at this rank must present evidence of emerging stature as regional or national authorities within the scope of their assigned duties. 

The Senior Academic Professional position is the third of three progressive ranks in this faculty track. Initial appointment to this rank can occur in exceptional circumstances. An individual would normally be eligible for appointment or promotion to this rank after at least five (5) years of experience at the Academic Professional level (or equivalent). Candidates for appointment or promotion to this rank must show evidence of a high level of achievement and impact as appropriate for the position’s duties, as well as recognition of professional excellence by peers external to the university. Individuals at this rank must present evidence of established stature as national or international authorities within the scope of their assigned duties. 

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

One or more years of editorial and/or publishing experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Thorough awareness of literary writing and publishing, both past and current. 
  • Ability to develop manuscripts for publication through editorial engagement with potential authors. 
  • Ability to plan and meet publishing deadlines, and to work under deadline pressure. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent copy-editing skills, including a solid knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contributors, students, and members of the academic community. 

Applicants should include the following in their application: 

  • A 1-2 page letter of interest 
  • A complete CV 
  • A 500-700 word statement of editorial philosophy that describes your practice in terms of 1) acquiring pieces for publication, and 2) developing manuscripts through editorial exchange with authors.  
  • The names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. 

Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by September 30, 2021, however, the position will remain open until filled.  

Full details: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/21...

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