Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
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Now Hiring - Editor & Desktop Publisher

Now Hiring

Job Title: Editor and Desktop Publisher

Report to: Administrator

Work closely with:Marketing Associate


Manage book projects from start to finish

  • Send and track author contracts.
  • Inventory manuscripts (figures, tables, author biographies, permission forms).
  • Create book schedules.
  • Communicate deadlines to authors and editorial department.
  • Assist authors in meeting deadlines.
  • Obtain quotes from printers and work as a liaison with printers.
  • Aid in the publication of the catalog two times a year.


  • Typesetting and book production. Format and place images.
  • Edit and proofread manuscripts.
  • Proof final manuscripts before sending to printer.
  • Proof printer bluelines.


  • Prepare, update, and distribute author packets.
  • Research and study acquisition and product development procedures.
  • Solicit all potential contacts for submissions of products.
  • Formulate creative procedures for increasing authorship.
  • Solicit submissions from various sources on a regular basis and make it a prominent part of acquisitions.
  • Review submissions received and assigned.
  • Do initial product development work on submitted and contracted products: work with authors on their submissions, giving direction and ideas to authors, production, marketing.


  • B.A. in English or Journalism preferred.
  • Preferred computer skills: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word), Retrospect, basic HTML, and familiarity with computer hardware and basic computer troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Experience in a Mac environment.
  • Mastery of the English language.
  • High-level reading and writing skills.
  • Publication editing skills.
  • Maintain quality work and ensure accuracy throughout the editing and publishing process.
  • Experience with graphic design and web graphics.
  • Basic cash handling, bookkeeping or accounting skills.
  • Assist with production of CD-ROM products and printing labels.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the team.
  • Ability to identify priorities and set deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to take initiative in finding projects to benefit the company, even if they are not assigned to you.
  • Communicate clearly with all co-workers to ensure that all tasks are completed on time.
  • Work cooperatively with others to complete tasks.
  • Be able to handle interruptions, such as phone calls.
  • Ask questions about procedures or priorities that are unclear.
  • Feel comfortable asking questions and referring to manuals, and retain what you learn.
  • Ability to document methods of performing tasks and update written documentation.

To apply
Please email your resume to Steve Weintraub or mail it to:

Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company
Attn: Steve Weintraub
PO Box 30040
Tucson, AZ 85751-0040