Job Title: Managing Editor
Organisation: Max Planck Foundation
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Closing Date: 15 April 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
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Role and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Editors-in-Chief, the Managing Editor will be responsible for the overall management of the production of the Yearbook, including:
Recommending and inviting authors from the scientific community to write articles;
Serving as the initial point of contact and source of information and guidance to UNYB authors, reviewers and Editors-in Chief by providing a high level of customer service;
Liaising with the publisher on production matters;
Making initial editorial judgments about article submissions as well as text editing by paying particular attention to the content, house style, internal consistency and overall readability;
Ensuring that authors and Editors-in-Chief meet deadlines;
Maintaining an electronic database of reviewers and authors;
Carrying out all other relevant duties as requested by the Editors-in-Chief.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Advanced degree in Law, preferably Master’s degree (LLM or MA).
A perfect command of English is required.
Strong interest in legal scholarship and legal publishing
Ideally, 3+ years of experience in managing the business and editorial operations focused on academic material in the legal sciences
Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to edit text, paying particular attention to the house style, internal consistency and overall readability
Exemplary time management and organisational skills, e.g. skilled in setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
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