Alaska Native Language Center Editorial Specialist

Alaska Native Language Center Editorial Specialist


Job No:


Classification:Communications Specialist 3

Grade:Grade 78

Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Rural College


Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing


Position Summary:

The Alaska Native Language Center (ANLC) is looking for an Editorial Specialist. If you have an eye for detail and are interested in working with the unique and diverse cultures and languages of Alaska, this could be a job for you!




• Oversee and coordinate the production of dictionaries, grammars, story collections, audio-visual materials, and research papers in and on Alaska Native languages.

• Book production at all stages from manuscript editing to design and printing.

• Check facts, conduct library research, work with authors, and secure photographs and permissions to publish.Essential 2-10

• Edit manuscripts to ensure that they conform to standards of grammar, style, spelling, and consistency, and that they accurately represent the author's intentions.

• Produce English indexes to Native language dictionaries.

• Edit and proofread English and Native language materials for accuracy and consistency using the Chicago Manual of Style and other guides.

• Communicate with ANLC Editorial Board with newly submitted manuscripts for possible publication with and for ANLC.Essential 3-10

• Work with printers and book manufacturers.

• Prepare bid specifications to obtain book printing cost estimates.

• Keep up to date on relevant publishing issues, such as on-demand printing and on line publishing.Essential 4-10

• Prepare promotion and marketing materials, such as catalog of publications.

• Respond to public inquiries regarding possible publications.

• Provide media and public relations services.Essential 5-10

• Produce graphics, maps, and book covers, coordinating as needed with outside artists, photographers, and cartographers.

• Keep up to date on relevant technology, e.g. book design and audio-editing software, Native language fonts, using both Macintosh and and be able to use both Macintosh and PC.Essential 6-10

• Manage editorial content of department website, working with other staff, including web publishing of materials as appropriate.

• Coordinate with Alaska Native Knowledge Network and related websites.

• Support the Alaska Native Language Center Archive, particularly in areas of digital archiving and cataloguing, working with archivist and archive director.

• Review book inventory and help manage book storage issues.

• Other duties as requested, relating to publishing, department publicity, and archiving.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


• Demonstrated applicable knowledge of English grammatical, spelling, and citation standards, and ability to write concisely and well.


• Knowledge of professional editing, proofreading, and indexing practices for a scholarly press.


• Knowledge of cross-cultural communications, including translation of technical documents into/from other languages.


• Experience with computer word processing, desktop publishing, online publishing and book design software.


• Ability to manage website and publish content.


• Advanced computer skills in one or more of the following: graphic, photographic, desktop publishing and/or web design software and database.


Typical Experience:

Five years of experience in the general production of printed material, especially editing and desktop publishing, including three years of experience as a magazine or book copy editor.


Required Education or Training:

This position requires a bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, linguistics, or related field and five years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Salary Information:


This is a full-time, 11-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and New hires will be placed on the, Grade 78, based on education and experience.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Please attach a resume, cover letter, the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references. Please include three recent writing samples that illustrate your skill and talent in writing for the academic, literary, or reporting or public relations fields. In addition, explain in 200 to 250 words your approach to editing work created by others.


The review process for applications will be begin on November 28, 2022. To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 27, 2022 11:55pm AKST.


UAF COVID Requirements:


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.


*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.


This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Morrow Duszynski, CRCD HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-6569.


Applications Close: Open until filled


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Fairbanks, AK

21 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2022-12-18