Senior technical editor — The Authoritative Resource on Safe Water

Are you looking for employment with a purpose?
Join the team at Thee American Water Works Association where you’ll be part of a team that advances public health by serving the water industry. How can you make a difference?
• You can contribute by editing technical articles and information for AAWWA’s flagship publication, Journal – American Water Works Association, the premier publication for water industry professionals.
AWWA’s Senior Technical Editor edits a variety of technical material and assists with print and on-line Journal production. In addition, this position serves as the central source for Journal style determinations and as the point person for CrossRef, the Internet citation network.
Job Summary
• Write and edit Journal content for maximum readability, clarity, syntax, grammar, and conformance with Journal style and layout
o Write photo captions for features and departments
o Review edited copy and proofs
• Communicate with authors as needed; incorporate author alterations in copy
• Serve as Journal staff resource for online content management system
• Manage registration of Journal articles and citations with CrossRef
• Serve as back-up for the Senior Managing Editor as needed
• Develop and maintain Journal stylebook
Education and Training
• Bachelor’s degree in related area required or a equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible work experience in related area
o Coursework in sciences, including biology, chemistry, or engineering strongly preferred
• Minimum of five (5) years’ publishing experience including a minimum of three (3) years’ editing experience required; technical editing experience on a scholarly periodical preferred
o Demonstrated project management and proofreading experience required
o Experience with e-publishing and all-digittal workflows preferred
• Demonstratedd knowledge of industry editorial standards (i.e., Chicago Manual of Style, AP Style Guide, and Words Into Type) required
• Proficient in MMS Word required; advanced proficiency in online publishing tools preferred
Candidate must be detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks and pro-actively meet deadliness. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills are necessary to effectively manage partnerships with internal and external customers.

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