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Job TitleCoordinating Editor
OrganizationConcordia Publishing House
ContactHuman Resources
Address3558 S Jefferson Avenue
LocationSt Louis, Missouri 63118
Position Overview-This position oversees the copyediting and proofreading functions in the Editorial Division. This position serves as quality control for products published by CPH and is responsible for carefully editing developed manuscripts and implementing any necessary changes.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:
• Carefully reads and corrects developed manuscripts for (a) House style; (b) standard rules of grammar and spelling; (c) clarity of thought and organization; (d) continuity among similar pieces; and (e) accuracy of facts and sources.
• Ensures that manuscripts adhere to Concordia’s House style and general standards of professional publishing (based on The Chicago Manual of Style).
• Leads, trains, and develops staff (including freelance copy editors and the recruitment of them) for maximum effectiveness in support of the goals.
• Coordinates projects ensuring workloads are balanced and deadlines will be met, shifting projects as needed.
• Estimates copyediting and proofreading costs for projects.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• LCMS doctrine and practice.
• English grammar and usage, including a thorough familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style.
• Strong PC skills with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• How to access and utilize reference materials (books, Internet, etc.).
• Publishing terminology and practice.
• InCopy/InDesign software.
• Planning, organizing, and systematizing staff workloads.
• Delegating authority and responsibility.
• Training staff and freelance copy editors and proofreaders regarding editorial processes.
• Checking details.
• Applying grammatical and style rules to existing writing.
• Writing and rewriting for clarity.
• Researching facts and data via reference books and Internet.
• Communicate through the written word.
• Work in a tactful and cooperative manner with other team members.
• Meet deadlines.
• B.S./B.A. degree in English, Journalism, or Theology is required; a Master's degree in English or Journalism is preferred. Must be able to demonstrate editing proficiency and knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
• Three years of experience in editing is required.

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists for the purpose of providing Christian resources that meet the needs of its customers today and in the future. CPH has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award, and the National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package featuring medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance; and a company-provided retirement plan and an optional 403(b) retirement plan featuring a company match. Many other benefits are provided to CPH employees including free parking, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment with a management culture that solicits and recognizes employees for their ideas on opportunities to continually improve the company and our service to customers. We are looking for the best candidates to share in our vision.


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