UBC Press hiring Digital Developmental Editor

There has been another position opening relating to the grant awarded to UBC Press and the University of Washington Press from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies. They are hiring a Digital Developmental Editor to work in tandem with the Project Development Manager.

UBC Press is seeking an experienced developmental editor with proven interest and talent in digital publishing to play a central role in a new initiative produced in partnership with the University of Washington Press. Working in consultation with authors, Indigenous community members, and in‐house editors at UBC Press and University of Washington Press, the Digital Developmental Editor (DDE) will be responsible for developing prototypes of dynamically enhanced, multi‐path and multimedia books in Indigenous studies.

Major activities include assessing, editing, writing, or soliciting textual or multimedia content; managing the importation of text and media assets; and executing the authors’ and publishers’ vision for the digital book in Scalar, an online platform for writing and publishing. The DDE will have experience in both substantive editing and web editing or writing and will have experience designing and optimizing user interfaces.

For a full job description and skill requirements, visit the UBC HR Careers website and search for Job ID #24218. This position is a 3‐year term appointment, 60% FTE, renewable every twelve months. The closing date is September 6, 2016.