Posted September 29, 2021

Geoscience Editor – University of Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey


Lexington, KY


Geoscience Editor
University of Kentucky

The Kentucky Geological Survey is seeking an editor. Their primary responsibility will be editing a wide range of manuscripts, abstracts, contract reports, maps, presentations, proposals, and other documents for grammar, spelling, clarity, readability, and consistency with KGS and/or other publication style guidelines. They will be able to effectively advise KGS staff about scientific communications and technical writing best practices, including presenting occasional internal seminars or workshops on relevant topics. They will also be responsible for designing and laying out KGS publications, tracking manuscripts through the KGS publication process, and maintaining the KGS publication database. The position includes an expectation of, and support for, continuing professional development and active involvement in appropriate technical communications or editing communities.

A part the University of Kentucky since 1948, KGS traces its history back to 1838 and is the primary source of geologic information for and about Kentucky. The KGS main office is on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, a vibrant city of 300,000+ people in the heart of the scenic Bluegrass region. Lexington and UK offer cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as easy access to Louisville and Cincinnati. For additional information about KGS, visit

This is a full-time exempt position with benefits. To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site here: and include a resume, cover letter and a writing sample from a geology or scientific publication.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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