Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Developmental Editor

816 State Street, Madison, WI, United States, 53706

Position: Full-Time, Hybrid

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is seeking two Developmental Editors to join our team!  These are fulltime positions with excellent benefits. Both require some in-person work; a portion may be worked remotely, according to WHS remote work guidelines.

Developmental Editors are responsible for the skilled editorial development and editorial project management of Society Press publications, including books and Wisconsin Magazine of History articles. Core tasksinclude revising and editing manuscripts to ensure they meet Press goals and standards for historical accuracy, readability, consistency, and cultural sensitivity; developing the illustration package for assigned projects and obtaining images and permissions; transmitting completed project materials to Production on time and as planned; guiding authors and other content partners through the editorial and production phases of assigned projects; contributing to marketing plans and drafting and reviewing promotional copy for assigned books; and establishing and maintaining editorial schedules and records.

For details, pay range, and application instructions, visit https://wj.wi.gov/6970.  

Applications are due at 11:59PM on August 9, 2022.

About Wisconsin Historical Society Press:

Since its beginnings in 1855, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has served the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society to collect, preserve, and share the stories of the Midwest. Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, the Press is a leading publisher of trade and educational books on Midwest history and culture. The Press publishes 10–12 new books per year, along with the quarterly Wisconsin Magazine of History, and is known for the quality and beauty of its publications.

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