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User Support Specialist (Publishing Support), Congressional Research Service

Managing Editor, American Foreign Service Association

Production Controller/Production Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University Press

Associate Editor, NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Senior Editor, Magination Press, American Psychological Association (APA)

Acquisitions Editor, Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press, Marine Corps University

Posted January 2, 2019

User Support Specialist (Publishing Support), Congressional Research Service

Opening Date: December 28, 2018

Closing Date: January 11, 2019

LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service

Grade: GS-11

Series: 0301

Availability: U.S. Citizens Only

Duration: 6 Months

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, works exclusively for the United States Congress providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.

The ideal candidate must be proficient in using software applications such as Microsoft Word to provide publishing support on documents. This also will include assisting users in their use of technology to prepare documents for publishing online.

Responsibilities include:
The selectee for this temporary position will provide publishing support on CRS products to ensure they meet approved standards; correct formatting inconsistencies in document files; check for discrepancies between multiple formats of CRS products; convert legacy CRS products into newer formats for posting online; troubleshoot and resolve issues with the tagging of content in documents, such as the application of styles; and use specified systems to track CRS products and workflow. Previous related experience is required. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a hardware support position.

Knowledge/Education requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word, with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience
  • One (1) year familiarity with database, communications, and spreadsheet software
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to learn other types of software programs
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, follow up on commitments on a timely basis and adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team
  • Must have a professional demeanor
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently within strict production schedule deadlines
  • Experience formatting formal documents
  • U.S. Citizenship is also required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract for this particular position.

Anticipated Start Date: January 28, 2019

Duration: Full time (40 hours per week) temporary position lasting 6 months

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Salary: GS- 11 ($68,036 – $88,450)

Series: 0301

Location: Washington, DC (Candidate must be in the Washington, DC metro area)


How to Apply: Please email a resume, copies of college transcripts, and a cover letter to Please provide all dates of work experience (Month and Year), along with the amount of hours performed at each occupational listing.

Posted December 18, 2018

Managing Editor, American Foreign Service Association

The American Foreign Service Association seeks an individual with strong editing and writing skills, at least five years’ experience in all aspects of magazine production, and a background in international relations, to serve as Managing Editor. The position is in the Publications Department, which produces The Foreign Service Journal. This is a full-time position located at AFSA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2019.

The Organization
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), established in 1924, is the professional association and exclusive representative/labor union for the U.S. Foreign Service. AFSA’s 16,700 members include active and retired Foreign Service officers and specialists primarily at the Department of State as well as at the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Foreign Agricultural Service, the Foreign Commercial Service, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

The Foreign Service Journal is AFSA’s flagship magazine, published 10 times a year. The Journal provides a forum for lively debate and discussion of diplomacy and development and issues of concern to the U.S. Foreign Service. It is both an in-house magazine for the Foreign Service community and an outreach vehicle for raising awareness about the role of the Foreign Service and the importance of diplomacy.

The Position and Its Principal Responsibilities
The Managing Editor (ME) is a critical member of a small team that produces The Foreign Service Journal and runs the AFSA book publishing program. The ME reports to the Publications Director/FSJ Editor in Chief and is involved with all aspects of content development, production and publication of the Journal, as well as any future book projects.

The ME has primary responsibility for overseeing publishing operations for The Foreign Service Journal, including setting and managing the FSJ production schedule, serving as primary liaison with the art director/designer, advertising manager and printer. Oversees proofing, fact-checking and research. Oversees administrative functions of production. Conducts vendor searches as needed. Maintains relationships with professional/trade associations.

The ME works with the publications team to expand distribution and reach of the Journal and oversees efforts to repurpose FSJ content. The ME will be involved in all aspects of the Journal’s centennial year (2019) activities, including campaigns to share and bring traffic to the FSJ digital archives and to develop and host an FSJ centennial exhibit at the U.S. Diplomacy Center.

The ME reviews, edits (as lead or second) and proofreads all Journal content each month, including AFSA News. The ME may work with the EIC to solicit articles and work with authors, taking submissions through the Editorial Board vetting process, and then managing the editing and preparations of manuscripts for publication, as needed.

The ME will be responsible for certain Journal departments and special sections, to be determined.

The ME oversees the work of the Publications Coordinator as well as an Editorial Intern (when applicable).

Required Skills and Characteristics

  • 5+ years’ experience in print and digital publishing (preferably magazine), including production management and managing an editorial calendar.
  • Excellent, demonstrated substantive editing, copyediting and proofreading skills and experience.
  • Highly organized (a systems thinker) and a great communicator.
  • Supervisory experience and ability to work well with internal teams and external contributors.
  • Experience writing for publication, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize, interpret and report on complex issues.
  • Familiarity with the Foreign Service.
  • Strong technical skills, ideally with experience managing a publication’s online presence and social media platform.
  • Must have plans to be in the D.C. area for at least five years.


  • Experience overseeing circulation and advertising programs preferred.
  • Book publishing experience preferred.


Salary is in the GS12 – GS13 range, depending on experience, with excellent benefits. Please send cover letter and cv by January 14, 2019, to AFSA offers an excellent benefits package and collegial working environment. EOE. No calls, please.

Posted December 11, 2018

Production Controller/Production Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University Press

General Job Description

Fulltime position available in Baltimore, MD at Johns Hopkins University Press as Production Controller for up to 120 new book and reprint titles per year. Project manager of digital workflow of edited manuscripts for design and to typesetters; route text, jacket, and art copy and proofs; post final files to printers; and distribute advanced books copies within the Books division. Responsible for daily electronic schedule updates, instruct vendors, confirm specifications and print runs, and issue purchase orders.

Principal Responsibilities

Project Management: Manage production of half of new books and 1st time paperbacks, along with reprint titles as assigned by the Design & Production Manager, by working with designers, compositors, printers, and in-house personnel. Monitor and update the database schedules to keep the projects timely and on budget. Issue purchase orders to vendors and freelancersCommunicate regularly with JHU Press staff and print suppliers and freelance designers. (70%)

Quality Review: Review and internally route printed sheets, digital book proofs, art proofs, jackets and color proofs from printers. Clearly instruct vendors on desired changes requested. (30%)

Factors Important in this Position

Knowledge: Bachelor’s degree preferred, with at least two years of print production coordination experience. Macintosh, Outlook, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat skills; will train to use Filemaker database.

This position requires communication across the Books division to set, hold, anticipate, and convey book publication schedules and issues, while maintaining quality (including file printability) with designers, book compositors, and printers.

Degree of independent action performed on the job: Proven ability to initiate and work independently and collaboratively; plan, prioritize, and meet multiple deadlines; and to work with minimum supervision in a busy department.

Internal and external contacts required as part of the job: The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with peers and senior staff at the Press as well as with outside vendor customer service and sales representatives.

This position requires teamwork and relationship building with people both inside and outside the Press. Internal: daily coordination with Books Editing, Acquisitions, Marketing, and our warehouse fulfillment division. External: daily coordination with typesetters, production services, printers, and freelance designers.

Apply here

Posted November 11, 2018

Associate Editor, NSTA Press, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

NSTA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Editor. Position requires excellent substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills and ability to manage multiple projects, work with authors, and meet deadlines to develop K–college supplemental science books. Applicants should be detail-oriented and organized and have excellent communication skills. Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years publishing experience required. Science or teaching background, book-publishing experience, and familiarity with InCopy and Chicago Manual of Style preferred. Excellent benefits include flexible schedule, medical and dental insurance, generous paid leave, and 401(k) match. Metro-accessible (Rosslyn/Courthouse), free parking available. Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: EEOE.

Posted November 11, 2018

Senior Editor, Magination Press, American Psychological Association (APA)

The Senior Editor, Magination Press is responsible for acquiring new children and teen books and companion resources for adults and for directly shaping these products to fit within market-directed goals of MP, the overall strategy of APA Books, and with the mission of APA. The Senior Editor works with collaboratively with psychologists, authors, literary agents, and outside partners to acquire new products and to develop new book on trend for the current marketplace to ensure that each new title and the overall product line enhance APA’s reputation for quality and contribute to the financial health of the organization.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, psychology, education or related field required
  • Either a graduate degree in psychology with supporting editorial experience or at least five years of editorial book publishing experience with a children’s or adult trade publisher, independent press, or literary agency including significant experience development editing, copyediting, and proofreading as well as a working understanding of layout, design, art direction, and four-color production.
  • Knowledge of and interest in psychology, mental health, and wellness.
  • Knowledge of editorial processes and industry standards / high-quality children’s and teen book market and audience needs as well as emerging trends and hot topics. Conceptual understanding of bibliotherapy and self-help book market as well as understanding of the field of child (developmental) psychology desired.
  • Ability to build and maintain a wide network of authors and psychologists to consult and partner with. Ability to persuade and to act with diplomacy and tact.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytic abilities to be able to assess proposals, editorial advisory board reviews, and sales figures; prepare pro forma P&Ls; monitor trends; and generate ideas to meet market needs.

Computer Skills Required:

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Word (and Office), Excel, PowerPoint
  • Basic understanding of Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with PDF mark-up and digital proofing processes, online printer soft-proof systems, cloud-based file transfer sites (eg., printer-based FTP sites, DropBox, HighTail)


  • Responsible for strategic planning and front-list product line development in designated signing area and for contributing to the overall strategy for Magination Press. Continually consults with psychologists, librarians, customers, and other experts to understand children and parent book market needs and dynamics, revising the strategic editorial plan as required or requested.
  • Collaborates with Editorial Director to ensure front-list product line supports year-over-year growth both in revenue and strategic plan.
  • Networks and builds relationships with leading psychologists, authors, and agents to identify to write, edit, or review books.
  • Acquires new books products by directly working with psychologist, authors, agents and develops new book concepts on trend for the current marketplace.
  • Critically evaluates book manuscripts and proposals for quality, financial viability, and consistency with strategic editorial plan.
  • Collaborates with staff and freelance editors to complete book production.
  • Works closely with Marketing and Sales teams to ensure excellent author relations and to meet departmental or organizational goals.
  • Directs art and design team collaboratively to determine illustrative and design needs for book to ensure the art enhances salability of the book.
  • Responsible for cover design development and collaborates with art and design team as well as Marketing and Sales to conceptualize and finalize cover, title, book data, and meta data while coordinating editorial plans and production schedules to bring product to market in a timely manner.
  • Represents Magination Press and APA with psychologists, in the publishing industry, with customers, and others at meetings, conferences and association visits.
  • Executes each responsibility in a financially-sound, quality-minded, ethical, and timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Position is on-site in Washington, DC. No relocation authorized.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

Posted November 11, 2018

Acquisitions Editor, Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press, Marine Corps University

This position is located in the Editing and Design Branch, Marine Corps University Press, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. The acquisitions editor works with authors of scholarly books and articles to acquire and develop content to be published by Marine Corps University Press (MCU Press) and Marine Corps University Journal (MCU Journal). With the guidance of the senior editor, makes contact with potential authors to acquire new intellectual content; coordinates the vetting of book and article manuscripts by subject matter experts; provides editorial guidance to authors to develop publication-ready manuscripts; serves as a liaison with authors throughout the publication process; and coordinates the activities of the MCU Journal’s Editorial Board.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The acquisitions editor will, with the guidance of the senior editor, oversee the acquisition of scholarly book manuscripts for publication by Marine Corps University Press. Through military, policy, and academic channels, will cultivate professional relationships with potential authors. Will coordinate travel and networking opportunities with the senior editor to ensure that these acquisition prospects align with the mission of MCU Press. The acquisitions editor will evaluate and provide developmental editorial guidance on proposed book manuscripts; coordinate the vetting of these manuscripts by subject matter experts; and serve as a liaison with authors throughout the publication process.

The acquisitions editor will work with the senior editor to identify scholarly academic article manuscripts and book reviews for publication by MCU Journal. Through military, policy, and academic channels, will cultivate professional relationships with potential authors to acquire intellectual content. Will work with the senior editor to coordinate the vetting of these manuscripts by subject matter experts.

The acquisitions editor will serve as the coordinating body for the Marine Corps University JournalEditorial Board, facilitating local and online meetings, distributing potential articles for review, and managing the workflow between MCU Press staff, the MCUJ Editorial Board, and potential authors.

The acquisitions editor will cultivate an understanding of, and stay current on issues relevant to, the diverse areas of professional military education (particularly concerning warfighting strategy and tactics), public policy making (in the areas of national security, cybersecurity, geopolitics, and international relations), and civilian university academia (in the areas of international relations, political science, and global environmental issues).

The acquisitions editor should be proficient in the editorial style of the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). The acquisitions editor should be proficient in the use of the word processing and email components of Microsoft Office.

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