Vacancy Announcement-Assistant Editor

Ethiopian Academy of Sciences Job Vacancy

The Academy invites eligible candidates to apply for the following vacant posts.

POSITION: Assistant Editor

Application Deadline: 28th December 2020

1.Job Summary

Under the direction of the Editor of the Ethiopian Academy Press, the Assistant Editor provides support at all stages of the publishing process, including soliciting/collecting manuscripts, to reviewing, copy-editing, printing, marketing and promotion. 

2.Qualification and Competencies

  • MA Degree in the Social Sciences, Humanities or Natural Sciences or other relevant fields;
  • 4-6 years of editorial work, academic communication and writing experience;
  • Familiarity with book publishing processes;
  • Skills in using MS Office, InDesign, Illustrator or other publishing tools;
  • Familiarity with SEO and social media platforms;
  • Proficiency in written English and Amharic.

3.Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Registers, archives, and presents highlights of new manuscripts;
  • Organizes and follows up reviews of manuscripts;
  • Liaises with authors, reviewers and booksellers;
  • Checks review comments and revisions;
  • Copy-edits manuscripts and galley proofs;
  • Develops cover designs and text layouts;
  • Follows up printing processes;
  • Follows up the distribution and sales of published books;
  • Devises and executes marketing and promotion strategies;
  • Develops book projects;
  • Performs other related duties.

4.Employment duration

  • One year, renewable based on performance and the availability of funds.

5.Salary and benefits

  • As per the Academy’s salary scale and benefits package.

Submission of Applications

  • Qualified applicants are invited to send their application letter (max 1 page) with their latest CV through email:
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Application documents should include supporting evidence of previous achievements and experiences, with testimonials from previous supervisors.
  • Please note that only those candidates meeting the job requirements will be contacted for written and oral screening tests.