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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Editor
Position Classification Code: J4003
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under indirect supervision, prepares, assembles, edits, formats, and writes unit publications, including articles, manuscripts, books, journals, catalogs, and/or website material. Ensures all materials meet established standards of appearance and content.
Standard Duties:
Edits, proofreads, and produces camera-ready copy for documents including newsletters, annual reports, booklets, flyers, course descriptions, books, manuscripts, articles, manuals, and other materials for distribution, or publication. Oversees production schedules to ensure completion by set deadlines. Provides technical computer support services and training to department personnel, as appropriate to the objectives of the position. Serves as a liaison between the unit and authors, printers, and/or publishers; as appropriate to the position, locates peer reviewers and mediates between peer reviewer and author. May maintain databases and files including those used to track subscriptions and mailing lists. May coordinate department activities such as production of documents, scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and maintaining files. May negotiate contracts with authors and publishers for distributed books and reprints. May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques. Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Ability to evaluate and edit the content, structure, and format of a range of written material. Ability to develop and prepare manuscript copy for printing and/or reproduction. Ability to provide technical guidance and training to end users.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-