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|Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138|
|Auto req ID: 26287BR|
School/Unit: Harvard University Press
Department: Harvard University Press
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Duties & Responsibilities:
Descriptive copy produced by this writer will appear in HUP catalogs, brochures, website, jackets, print ads, banner ads, and ONIX feeds to online booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in materials sent to libraries, and in emails sent to individual academics. This copy must meet the highest scholarly and editorial standards, while assuring that each topic, and the author’s treatment of it, appeals to general educated readers of English around the world.
Basic duties and responsibilities:
*Working from manuscripts and other materials compiled by the department administrator, write original descriptive copy for approximately 60 academic books per season across the full range of subjects that the Press publishes
Masters degree in English languages and literatures, journalism, creative writing, communications, or a related field highly desirable. Three or more years of experience in academic publishing or related profession. Proficiency in Microsoft Office platform.
*A demonstrated flair for writing descriptive copy that appeals to a sophisticated, highly educated general reader
Writing samples will be required upon first interview. Selected final candidates will be given background materials for three HUP books and asked to submit original copy within 72 hours.
The Press prefers an in-house writer/editor during the critical months of June-August and December-February but will consider highly qualified candidates who wish to work remotely.
Please note this position includes two unpaid seasonal leaves of absence as referenced in the position description above