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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 100970-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Other

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is one of the most highly esteemed university-based education research and development centers in the world. WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners. WCER employs some 500 faculty, staff, and graduate students who work on approximately 140 research projects spanning the full scope of education, from elementary education to undergraduate and graduate curriculum reform. WCER's annual extramural funding exceeds $60 million. The Editor position will provide grants administration support and a full range of deep substantive editing on proposals and other products. This position reports to the WCER Senior Editor until September 2020; thereafter, the position reports to the WCER Director or her/his designee

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or education or a related field; master's degree strongly preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Three-plus years of experience as an editor for an academic publisher or in an academic setting.
* Command of the full range of editing skills, from copyediting and proofreading to deep substantive editing (applicants will be required to submit editing samples and complete an editing test).
* Demonstrated experience preparing and finalizing manuscripts for publication; keen eye for detail and accuracy (experience working with proposals a plus).
* Track record of managing multiple high-stakes projects under tight deadlines.
* High degree of professionalism and ability to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, researchers, and university collaborators at all levels.
* Agility with technology, including electronic editing and online search tools.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Mary Hegge, Human Resources Manager, current resume, a writing sample, and an example of an editing project with up to 200 words explaining the work you did.


Franchesca Beswick
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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