Deputy Editor and Production Manager, Stanford Law School
Job Number: 82857
Job Code: 4232 Grade: H
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Reporting daily to the Director of Editorial Strategy and Editor, the Deputy Editor and Production Manager is an important part of a small and highly productive team responsible for producing print and online publications including the award-winning alumni magazine Stanford Lawyer, the faculty blog Legal Aggregate, the law school's twice-monthly e-newsletter Law@Stanford, the SLS podcast/SiriusXM radio show Stanford Legal, and various other content. This position combines strong technical skills with strong editorial and project management skills for editing and production management in the digital/social media age. The right candidate will be both technically savvy in print and online, comfortable working with technology (particularly InDesign), curious about new and up-and-coming digital platforms, editorially experienced with good attention to detail and copy integrity, and committed to expanding the readership of all publications through various vehicles. This position also reports to the Associate Dean for Communications and Public Relations for special projects.
Working closely with the editor, the person in this position:
Oversees the editing and production from manuscript to print of the magazine's alumni Classmates section, managing communication and contributions from some 80 alumni volunteers who reach out to their classes for news, working closely with the magazine's copyeditor and designer to ensure that this section is inclusive, correct, and well designed
Supervises the work of department interns, freelance copy editors, and graphic designers in preparing the magazine and other publications for print and delivery online and via U.S. mail
Manages the copyediting and factchecking process
Reviews work and collaborates with Editor for finals
Manages research and contributes to research
Independently writes short pieces and composes social media outreach
Edits material for style, becoming an expert in the department's style guide
Manages the production process and schedule of publications
Establishes and maintains communication with internal colleagues and clients, alumni class correspondents, and external vendors to facilitate smooth production of various print and online publications
Collaborates with the media team to promote content; manages the magazine's social media on Twitter
AssistsHW in the production and promotion of AV including Stanford Legal podcast
Works within deadlines and cost constraints of publications group; works with supervisor to monitor budget and process vendor/freelance contributor invoices
Adheres to an establish budget and explains variances
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and ten years of relevant work experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced experience managing print and online publication projects and a good knowledge of common standards of quality printing and binding is a plus as is a familiarity with budgeting and costing of various outside services
Thorough knowledge and hands-on experience with all phases of print and online publication
Demonstrated experience/proficiency of key publication software applications including Wordpress, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, and knowledge of HTML
Excellent attention to detail, command of grammar, and experience proofreading for form, content, and style
Experience working on a project team
Ability to effectively manage work flow with multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to collaborate and work well on a team
Ability to work independently
Ability to supervise the work of others
Ability to interface with internal departments and external contractors (graphic designers, printers, video production studios, etc.)
Familiarity with copyediting and traditional editing symbols is preferred
Interest in new media and magazine publishing is a must
Strong oral and written communications skills a must
Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work with high level of accuracy and attention to detail occasionally lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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Location: School of Law, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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