Position Description
Press Yale University Press
Manuscript Editorial
Managing Editor, Yale University Press


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  Oversees editing, file preparation, proofreading, indexing, and proof-handling of all general interest and academic titles produced by the New Haven office of Yale University Press. Keeps editorial technology and workflow up to date. Heads the Manuscript Editorial Department.

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor's Degree in a related field and eight years editorial experience in a book publishing environment (most or all in a manuscript editing department), including five years management work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Excellent problem-solving and prioritizing skills. Superlative oral and written communication skills.
  • Expert, demonstrable knowledge of editing, proofreading, and project management in a book publishing environment.
  • Technological savvy, including the ability to embrace new developments and train others in their use. 
  • Proficiency in electronic editing software (Microsoft Word’s Track Changes) and the rest of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook); familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop), especially the markup features of Adobe Acrobat; and facility with databases.
  • Ability to lead a team and to work under pressure.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Knowledge of eBook production, file tagging, content management systems, and other relevant publishing technologies and software. Experience with highly illustrated books, textbooks, multimedia works, reference works, scholarly editions, or similarly complex content. Ten years’ editorial experience.


Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2gnpR7c. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.