University Press of Kansas Student Intern

Job Description

The University Press of Kansas Editorial and Production Intern will assist the Acquisitions and Production Department. Applicants for this position must be able to work a regular schedule of 10-20 hours a week.

The intern will have the opportunity to learn about scholarly publishing and get hands-on experience in a relaxed but professional work environment. For this competitive internship student must complete proofreading test and provide a letter of recommendation from faculty.

Job duties:

25% Manuscript Processing - cleanup and coding or manuscript files

25% Compiling pitch memos, review of queries and proposals

20% Review and scanning of Art, editing and proofreading indexes

20% E-book processing - creating Web PDF's, quality assurance on e-book files

10% Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a KU student enrolled in at least six credit hours.
  • Must be able to work a regular schedule of 10 or more hours between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday weekly; option for some remote work after initial training period.
  • Experience in editing for at least 6 months as evidenced by application materials and/or 6 or more credit hours of related coursework.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to prioritize and multitask multiple projects at once as evidenced by application materials and/or coursework.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software and Outlook.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and FileMaker.
  • Experience with Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills as evidenced by application materials and/or coursework.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to this online application. Please use your cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Applicants must also attach letter of recommendation from faculty. An online application must be completed to be considered for this position.

Contact Information to Applicants

Erica Nicholson

Advertised Salary Range

9 - 15

Work Schedule

10 - 20 hours per week regularly.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday August 14, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25220BR
  • Department:  University Press of Kansas
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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