Job Openings

The University of Massachusetts Press is currently seeking candidates for the position of Production Editor.

Production Editor

About University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in the United States. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Job Description

The University of Massachusetts Press, a well-established and award winning publisher of scholarly and trade books, is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and experienced production editor to oversee our copyediting process and to serve as the Press’s liaison to freelance copyeditors and authors. The ideal candidate will be able to juggle multiple projects and communicate clearly and tactfully with diverse stakeholders.

This individual will report directly to the Editorial, Design and Production Manager and will be responsible for project management of all manuscripts in the editing process.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in English or related field with 3 years of experience editing for a scholarly or trade publisher.

  • Excellent writing, communication, and project management skills.

  • Demonstrable mastery of English grammar, syntax, and diction as well as firm grasp of The Chicago Manual of Style.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word.

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML preferred.

Additional Information

PSSAP Position Level 25. PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

The University offers an attractive benefits package.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to the policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfil that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

On campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application describing relevant experience and a résumé to The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references will be required prior to interviews. To receive priority consideration, please submit your application materials by the priority date of May 26, 2017. Applications will be accepted after the priority date until the position has been filled.