Work Type: Series Editor with PhD Description:
Words and Numbers is looking for Series Editors for a summer long college book series project in the following disciplines: Criminal Justice, Sociology, Western Civ, World History, US History, American Lit, British Lit, and Political Science.
The Series Editor (SE) is responsible for the overall vision of the series, including the contents of individual titles within the series. The SE is the deciding and guiding voice throughout the content development process. The SE works closely with writers and the management team to ensure that the series offers a unifying thematic vision for the content, sets appropriate learning objectives for students, and meets expectations in terms of topical scope, coverage, and accuracy. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Review provided materials to create the list of titles within the series, and finalize the table of contents for each title (see "Series Information" for breakdown)
Determine which existing monographs (essays) should be permissioned for use in series with updates; make recommendations for topical and scope revisions required to such works [Estimate: 30-60 percent updates to existing materials]
Determine, broadly, the content and scope of new monographs, for new material to be produced by self or others [Estimate: up to 30 percent of title should be new monographs]
Outline vision, learning objectives, and scope of introductory essay per title, to ensure that introduction offers scholarly introduction to topic and introduces themes, points of view, and cutting-edge scholarship relevant to topic; SE may author this monograph if desired
Recommend topical experts for writing roles within the series; approve writers introduced by W&N if appropriate, perform outreach to candidates
Create and/or review outlines, samples, and drafts of essays from writers to ensure alignment with learning objectives; appropriate coverage, depth, and accuracy
Suggest revisions and/or make revisions to drafts as appropriate
Answer questions and provide direction as needed
Advise the management team in a timely manner if writers are not meeting expectations
IF responsible for writing new monographs for title, complete writing tasks
Assist in development of discipline-specific guidelines regarding types of sources referenced in "Further Research" section (scholarly monographs, authoritative websites, open access content, journal articles, etc.)
Attend team meetings and occasionally perform ad-hoc assignments
PhD in field
Extensive teaching experience at the introductory level in the specific course area
Experience creating content for a college-level audience
Deep research and/or scholarly publishing experience within discipline
Familiarity with emerging research and/or controversies within the discipline/course
Workload (Initial Projections)
Develop vision, title breakdown, learning objectives, and TOCs. Review existing monographs provided by management team. Suggest, approve, and outreach to candidate writers as needed.
Review and edit and revised submitted monographs; produce new materials.
Write or review overview essays based on final makeup of each title. Sign off on final manuscripts.
Each series includes ten individual titles
Each individual title includes 10 monographs (essays), broken down as follows*:
o Introduction (1 new monograph; outlined by SE; may be written by SE or other)
o Review/revisions to 6 existing monographs (revisions completed or managed by SE)
o Production of 3 new monographs (written by SE OR reviewed/coordinated by SE)
*Note: This breakdown may vary, depending on availability and currency of existing materials. All titles will include new introductory monograph but breakdown of revisions/new will be dependent upon content availability and permissions.
Location: Remote Rate: $ 7000 per series
Contact Name: Krystian Dawes
Contact Company: Words and Numbers Contact Website: http://wordsandnumbers.com/ Contact Method: -by email Email: email@example.com