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Senior Editor

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:


Senior Editor


Official Publications

Position Description

Performs complex supervisory, coordinative and management duties in the preparation and publication of printed materials for assigned area. Responsible for the production process and may include scheduling, editing, and design issues. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established regulations and procedures.

About the University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
About Lubbock:Referred to as the "Hub City" because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock's Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

About the Department and/or College

The Office of Official Publications is responsible for the publication and dissemination of academic-related information for Texas Tech University, including the online Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog, online Faculty Handbook, the online School of Law Catalog, academic calendar, and the online Operating Policies Manual. In addition, the office is responsible for publishing commencement programs.

Major/Essential Functions

Curriculog platform maintenance, including updating approval processes, routing proposals, deleting proposals, checking on stuck proposals, updating hierarchies and user accounts, running reports, and assisting users. Additional duties include proofreading the catalog, commencement programs, faculty handbook, calendars, and departmental website; assisting with annual and monthly catalog updates; assisting with faculty directory updates; updating office website and final exam pages; Curriculog training for new users; and other duties as needed.

Ability to proofread documents and correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and style; ability to collect, sort, and parse data and records; ability to manage and maintain departmental websites and online catalog/curriculum management platforms; ability to utilize MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to utilize Adobe Acrobat.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related area plus three (3) years progressively responsible related experience; OR a combination of specifically related education and/or experience to equal seven (7) years.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, including InDesign and Photoshop; ability to lay out publications in InDesign; working knowledge of Curriculog curriculum management platform; working knowledge of the OmniCMS web design platform; ability to operate complex online database and approval process platforms; experience in editing and writing for publications, especially legal and/or technical publications.

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Portfolio, Recommendation/Referral, Writing Sample, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type

Full Time

Pay Basis


Minimum Hire Rate


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

Travel Required

Up to 25%



Schedule Details

M-F 8-5

Grant Funded?


Job Group

Office and Admn Wkrs All Other

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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