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Job Description

TITLE: Editor

JOB CODE: 8651



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: To evaluate, write and edit manuscript and/or to perform editorial work in connection with all phases of the preparation and issuance of literature, technical reports, and articles. Responsible for editing and writing manuscripts and/or lay and technical reports and articles for style, content, correctness of grammar, and organization of material and to present this material in an informative and readable manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reads, edits, rewrites, and corrects faulty organization, grammar, structure, style of manuscripts and/or specialized technical reports and articles. Participates in the preparation of these materials. Evaluates manuscripts in terms of their general worth and suitability for publishing. Schedules the work of drafting, photographic and duplicating sections with respect to technical report preparation. Writes or edits jacket and other promotional copy on books handled. Corresponds with other organizations to request or furnish technical publications and confers with authors concerning editorial matters. Coordinates newsroom with photography and production. Performs related duties as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision as to the details of the work. Completed work is reviewed by the chairman of the department and/or the staff member for whom the work is being done. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: General supervision to personnel of the department or area which may include Proofreader, Editor I, Artist, Photo Editor and clerical personnel.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in English or Journalism.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Two years of experience in writing and editing. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Use of a computer. Accurate in all phases of work performed. Usual office conditions. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.