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Copy Editor 

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United StatesUnited States (US)
Design/Product Design
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Copy Editor


Spathe Systems is a rapidly growing SOF led, 8(a) defense contractor headquartered in Tampa, FL with offices in Fayetteville, NC and strategic partner locations in Virginia Beach and Coronado. As a small business with a tight knit family feel, Spathe empowers its employees to solve problems and make decisions.


Spathe Systems is seeking two Copy Editors for the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) mission in support of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Clearance: Secret


Job Description:

SPATHE is looking for a qualified person to support our multi-year contract with the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) mission in support of USSOCOM). As the copy editor, provide PM, Task Lead, staff, and faculty editorial subject matter expertise support that assist in the execution of JSOU’s educational support services with emphasis on military studies.


The candidate shall perform the following tasks:

Edit academic manuscripts for proper grammar, acronym usage, and adherence to Chicago Manual of Style and other formatting styles as designated by university faculty and staff.

Initiate and track the progress of publications through the JSOU Press production process.

Edit professional scholarly works and other academic publications.

Support publication and distribution of research monographs, books, and occasional papers.

Support peer review process by coordinating with SMEs.

Coordinate and facilitate JSOU’s editorial board processes and confirm accuracy of data and sources used within publications.

Update weekly department status reports of assigned project(s).

Maintain electronic archives and data characteristics in accordance with industry and university standards.

Augment and assist JSOU’s strategic engagement research and analysis via planning and conduction of events, activities, and products as assigned.

Monitor the life cycle of JSOU Press products from initial acceptance through final production.

Produce, brief, and maintain status reports IAW Editor in Chief's guidance.

Coordinate layout and design of products to ensure content and quality are sustained IAW JSOU Press standards.

Coordinate pre-publication security classification and public release reviews in coordination with HQ USSOCOM Public Affairs, Legal, Operations Security (OPSEC), and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies and directives.

Coordinate graphics support, copyright permission, or photo support as necessary.

Organize and maintain electronic archives.


MS/MA required, with concentration in English/Writing. Degree must be from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or internationally recognized college/university.

5 years’ research and professional publication experience, knowledge of industry standards for academic publications.

Adobe Certified Associate: Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign.

5 years’ experience in content and copy-editing and know image resolution and print production standards for high resolution graphics.

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.


Work Location: JSOU Campus, MacDill AFB, FL



Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Retirement Plan

Paid Time Off

11 Federal Holidays

Schedule: 0800-1700 Mon-Fri adjusted hours as needed.


Travel: Travel may be minimally required. The candidate may travel as initiated by written tasking. Less than 10% is anticipated.