The assistant editor works in a number of capacities at the Buros Center for Testing, which functions as the world’s premier test review center and operates as an independent, non-profit organization within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The work of the Buros Center serves to enhance the quality of tests and to provide evaluation services and research leadership essential to improving the science and practice of testing and assessment.
The assistant editor is the primary contact person for test reviewers for the Mental Measurements Yearbook series published by the Buros Center for more than 80 years. Test reviewers are not affiliated with the Buros Center and work as faculty members or practitioners at various entities around the word. The assistant editor is responsible for 1) issuing invitations to reviewers who have been identified by the assignment editor, 2) sending out all testing materials, 3) supervising reviewer time lines for the Mental Measurements Yearbook, and 4) managing and maintaining a comprehensive computer database and paper backup filing system on 400-450 reviewers for every volume of the Mental Measurements Yearbook series.
In addition to working with reviewers and reviewer databases, the assistant editor formats test reviews for content and style so they are consistent with the established policies and procedures of the Buros Center. As primary proofreader of all edited reviews, the assistant editor is partially responsible for reviewers’ adherence to the rules of the APA style manual and for appropriate English language word usage. They also provide editing assistance during the production of our Tests in Print and Pruebas Publicadas en Español book series.
The assistant editor provides customer service and support to users of the Buros Center’s Test Reviews Online (TROL) ecommerce site available through UNL Marketplace. They receive email enquiries submitted through the TROL website, resolving them if possible and directing them to other editors as needed. They address issues of customer satisfaction and process refunds as appropriate. In this work, the assistant editor communicates with staff in charge of Marketplace in IT Academic Technology.
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Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s in Journalism, English, psychology, or related field; equivalent education/experience with strong written communication skills considered. Two years full-time professional editing experience. Part-time experience can be pro-rated to reach the equivalent of two years, full-time, paid experience. Excellent working vocabulary, familiarity with phrasing and word usage, experience with editing for style and grammar, experience proofreading, working knowledge of the APA style manual, and computer software skills and knowledge. Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
Bachelors degree in Journalism, English, or psychology. Three years full-time professional editing experience. Part-time experience can be pro-rated to reach the equivalent of three years, full-time, paid experience.
For full details and to apply, https://employment.unl.edu/postings/76205.