Job Vacancy – Editor


84000 – Translating the Words of the Buddha formally invites applications for the full-time contract position of Editor. The appointment will run from November 2019 to October 2021 (2 years) with the possibility of extension.

The primary purpose of the Editor is to evaluate the work of the translators working for 84000 and to offer them guidance and assistance to facilitate the successful completion of their translations for publication. This will include working closely with the editorial director, other editors, copyeditors, and translators working for 84000.

The scope of work of the post are:

  1. Evaluation of translation drafts submitted to 84000.
  2. Correspondence with translators on textual, methodological, and terminological issues.
  3. Contributions to the editorial policies and textual resources of 84000.
  4. Participation in editorial meetings.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent) in a related field
  • Proficiency in both classical Tibetan and Sanskrit
  • Additional proficiency in Buddhist Chinese is preferred
  • Familiarity with Buddhist canonical literature, sūtra as well as tantra
  • Professional editing experience is preferred
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Knowledge of living Buddhist cultures
  • Substantial relevant experience and proven track record in professional translation, publication, editing, research and other related fields preferred.

Personal Qualities and Skills Required

  • Practicing Buddhist preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Openness, humor, tolerance, and patience
  • Tact, diplomacy, and discretion
  • Good organizational and managerial skills
  • Able to work effectively in teams

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a fulltime contract position
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and skills

Interested persons should email their Curriculum Vitae, letter of application, and one letter of reference to the Editorial Committee at 84000 ( Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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70000Kangyur pages to be translated
11472Pages translated
21188Pages in translation