160 E. Virginia St. #290
San Jose, CA 95112-5876
Contact: Caroline Thomas
Position: Editor of Ministry &
Reports to: Publisher / Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: Other Acquisition editors
Start Date: Immediate/flexible
Date Posted: July 26, 2010
Description: The Editor of Ministry & Liturgy magazine is responsible for planning the content for future volumes and issues of Ministry & Liturgy within the context of an overall editorial vision or plan, and then to obtain publication rights and usable manuscripts (text, art, and other components) to fill out the future issues of Ministry & Liturgy, and other projects which are derived for the same audience. Specific operating responsibilities include: assist in periodic updating of the three year editorial plan and acquisition strategy; accumulate potential project ideas and article ideas; contribute names and addresses to the potential author pool; screen appropriate incoming articles and proposed articles and recommend rejection or consideration; identify and clarify compelling unique features of every appropriate proposed project which is recommended for consideration; plan and execute follow-up queries to authors; obtain biographical data and photos from authors; assess audience and competition for appropriate proposed projects; verify author's literary competence and commitment; verify authors subject-credibility (with peer review if appropriate); arrange for inter-departmental feasibility studies of proposed projects; and serve as an intermediary with appropriate authors and contributors.
Qualifications: An appropriate academic background plus three or more years of applicable experience.
To apply: E-mail resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to William Burns, Publisher, Resource Publications, Inc., 160 E. Virginia St. #290, San Jose CA 95112-5876; or fax to 408-287-8748, ATTN: William Burns.