Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring '08 MELUS Announcements

The University of Connecticut, Department of English seeks candidates for the managing editor of MELUS, the journal for Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, to assist in the organization, formatting, and production of the journal. Other duties: edits, proofreads, checks facts; tracks subscriptions and payments using, responds to mail, communicates with evaluators/ authors, supervises student workers. MELUS website.:

Min Qual: BA in Jour., Engl, Comm. or related field; 2-5 yrs writing/editing experience w/ general publications, academic and/or other research-based journals/publications; familiarity w/ design/production of printed publications; excellent proofreading, editing, copy-editing skills.

Preferred Qual: MA or PhD in English, Journalism, Communications, or Related Field; knowledge of MLA style; background in editing academic publications; familiarity with multiethnic literature of the US or Am Lit; knowledge of editing/formatting programs, graphic design/journal layout and/or web design; good interpersonal, communication, organizational skills; ability to expand computer skills.

One year position starting mid-June – mid July. Possible renewal. Salary low to mid-40s. Send cover letter describing applicable experience and skills, resume, 3 recommendation letters with full contact information, and proof of experience (such as a sample publication edited or other work samples) to Robert Tilton, Head, Department of English, MELUS, 215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-4025. Consideration of candidates will begin on immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. # 2008476. You may also contact the editor-in-chief, Martha Cutter, with questions.


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