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Editorial Assistant

Company name
North Carolina State University

Asheville, NC
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Essential Job Duties

The North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (


), located in Asheville, NC, has an immediate need for a temporary, part-time editorial assistant to address graphics and editorial team needs of the Climate Assessment Program. The overall responsibility is to work cooperatively with the lead science editor to support the development and production of high quality Climate Assessment Program scientific communications and government report products. A particular focus is on the coordination of scientific figure development. Specific responsibilities include:

-Working with a distributed, small team of editors, data specialists, communication professionals, and graphic artists to coordinate the development and production of scientific figures for climate assessment reports (in both printed and digital formats)

-Assisting the data architect in securing appropriate permissions to utilize copyright protected materials and with quality control of metadata for scientific figures

-Coordinating the development of report scientific figures and visual communications products

-Communicating figure development status to multiple teams as well as management

-Maintaining consistency among multiple processes and product tracking tools

-Copy editing of draft scientific climate assessment products for clarity, structure, and stylistic and scientific consistency

-Assisting with the development and maintenance of the digital reference library

-Other duties as assigned

Other Work/Responsibilities

Minimum Experience/Education

-Associate’s degree in science, liberal arts, business, administration, or relevant field

- Excellent MS Word and Excel proficiency

- Experience with scientific or technical document preparation

Departmental Required Skills

-High attention to detail and ability to multi-task and meet tight schedule deadlines

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills and solid interpersonal skills

-Must be able to work independently as well as make positive team contributions

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

-Bachelor’s degree in science, liberal arts, business, administration, or relevant field

-Background in a relevant physical science

-Interest in or experience with science communication, especially climate science

-Experience in graphics preparation

-Knowledge of and experience with Adobe Creative Suite

-Knowledge of and experience with project management applications

-Knowledge of and experience with EndNote or other digital reference software

-Solid knowledge of standard communication practices

-At least 2 years’ demonstrated experience with report content development and editing

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Job Open Date


Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Proposed Hire Date



NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at

. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Company Profile
This is the new, launched in August 2014. This redesigned site offers users an experience that reflects NC State itself. Innovative. Purposeful. Modern. Regular users will notice something immediately about this site: There’s less of it. In redesigning and rebuilding, we considered the value of every page and subpage, removing content that lacked utility and erasing barriers between users and the information they seek. We took a similar approach to design. The redesigned site is cleaner and brighter, giving its content room to breathe and tell our story. We also streamlined and clarified the organization of Primary navigation on our homepage and throughout is organized around topics: About NC State, Admissions, Research, Academics, Partnerships, Campus Life, Outreach and Athletics. On these pages and the homepage itself, you’ll learn about our world-leading faculty and staff, high-performing students and the solution-driven research and scholarship they produce.

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