ASEEES Job: Slavic Review Managing Editor

Publishing Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Managing Editor, Slavic Review

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The journal Slavic Review, based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, invites applications for Managing Editor.  Applicants must be able to start by February 15, 2016Slavic Review is an international interdisciplinary quarterly journal, the official publication of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), a major scholarly professional organization.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  This is a full time academic professional appointment.

The Managing Editor works independently, without administrative direction, but in close cooperation with the Academic Editor. The Managing Editor’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Electronically copyedits complex scholarly articles and book reviews in multiple disciplines (primarily history, literature, anthropology, political science), including handling documentation in languages other than English (primarily Russian and German, but some French and other East European languages)
  • Corresponds with authors and reviewers throughout the editorial and production process.
  • Prepares manuscripts for all stages of production (including handling visual illustrations)
  • Prepares electronic files for use by the compositor, printer, and JSTOR for the electronic edition 
  • Trains, supervises, and mentors graduate students who serve as editorial assistants
  • Oversees the management of the office—including developing and implementing the budget and preparing regular budget reports, working with advertisers, handling permissions for the journal, applying for copyright, overseeing postproduction, and serving as liaison with ASEEES
  • Resolves office computer needs and problems
  • Maintains and updates the Slavic Review Web site.

At least one year experience required in scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences, including experience copyediting manuscripts and performing related editorial work with scholarly material in diverse disciplines. Master’s degree in a humanities or social science discipline required; ABD/PhD preferred. Reading knowledge of Russian required. Knowledge of German, French, and another East European language desirable. Experience in preparing budgets required. 

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and resume by the January 29, 2016 close date. The on-line application will require the name and contact information for 3 professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


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