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Job Req ID:  11295

Editorial Assistant

Classified Title: Editorial Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.11 - $20.79 per hour
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 p.m 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10000121-Books Acquisitions 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The Johns Hopkins University Press seeks an organized, self-starting, and energetic individual to join our editorial team to acquire and publish scholarly non-fiction books. The Editorial Assistant provides comprehensive support to the acquisitions editors and authors and helps prepare book manuscripts publication.


Primary Duties: 

  • Responsible for routing aspects of acquisitions work to enable editors to review, develop, and procure suitable book-length manuscripts.
  • Analyze editorial, copyright, and typographical complexities in book manuscripts and prepare manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Communicate with authors, readers, agents, and foreign publishers and agencies under differing degrees of supervision by the editors.
  • Monitor status of manuscripts-in-process, readers’ reports, contracts and reprint permissions.
  • Perform production-cost calculations and other financial calculations.
  • Analyze illustrated materials using Adobe Photoshop and other software.



High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two years’ experience. Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

The Johns Hopkins University Press is located near the university’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a proud member of the Association of American University Presses.

Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or to apply visit the Johns Hopkins University career website ( and search for job 11295.



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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