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Assistant Editor of the U. S. Grant Papers Project
Position Title: Publications Editor
Number of Positions: 1
Area of Specialization: ONE-YEAR APPOINTMENT as Assistant Editor of the U.S. Grant Papers Project (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014)
Department Profile: The University Libraries provide their communities of users an ongoing, creative and technologically advanced library program.
Position Function: Provides innovative, dynamic, team-oriented responsibilities as Publications Editor (Assistant Editor of the U.S. Grant Papers Project).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reports to and assists the Executive Director and Managing Editor and the Associate Editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library with the following tasks: transcribes and edits correspondence and researches and writes annotations for publication of the U.S. Grant Memoirs and Grant Family Papers; plans, designs, reviews and coordinates volume layout and collaborates with the publisher and the library’s Digital Preservation and Access Unit on content and publication; organizes and maintains the files of correspondence and other materials of Ulysses S. Grant collected for the publication projects; helps maintain and updates the Ulysses S. Grant Association website; performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in History, Political Science or English; two years of editing experience, fluent ability with Word software, information technologies and other computer applications; knowledge of XML preferred; project management and supervisory experience; thorough knowledge of American History, especially the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Gilded Age and strong interpersonal communication, organizational and problem solving skills or any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education training approved by the Human Resources Department.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in History
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation and follow-through skills; ability to analyze information and communicate that information effectively orally and in writing; ability to work harmoniously with colleagues as well as with faculty, staff and students in a busy, changing environment.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort: Some physical lifting of boxes and other materials.
Departmental Contact: Debra Fairbrother
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 662-325-0812
Position Category: Professional
Tenure Track Status: Not Applicable
Position Type: Regular – Time Limited, Benefits Eligible
12-month/9-month: 12 Month
Minimum Pay – Support Staff Only
Work Location: Main Campus
Restricted Clause: Position is contingent on availability of funding
2 May 2013 - Editor, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Princeton University seeks a distinguished documentary scholar to serve as General Editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson (see http://jeffersonpapers.princeton.edu/). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and extensive experience in documentary editing, demonstrated skills in both textual editing and editorial management, an awareness of ongoing developments in the digital humanities, and scholarly command of early nineteenth century American history. We have a strong preference for candidates who both hold a Ph.D. degree in history with a specialty in the early American republic and have previous experience managing a documentary editorial project. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition 1300295) with a cover letter, CV, an editorial sample (not to exceed 5 MB in size), and contact information for three references. The committee will begin to review applications after June 15, 2013, and the review will continue until the position is filled. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
5 March 2013 - Historian/Documentary Editor, Joseph Smith Papers
The Joseph Smith Papers seeks a full-time historian/documentary editor with the academic training, research, and writing skills to edit Joseph Smith’s papers. The Joseph Smith Papers is producing a comprehensive edition of Smith’s documents featuring complete and accurate transcripts with both textual and contextual annotation. The scope of the project includes Smith’s correspondence, revelations, journals, historical writings, sermons, legal papers, and other documents. Besides providing the most comprehensive record of early Latter-day Saint history they will also provide insight into the broader religious landscape of the early American republic.
Duties will include document analysis (research regarding the intention, production, transmission, and reception of documents); composition of source notes and historical introductions; writing of annotation to provide appropriate context and to clarify or explain passages; regular participation in team meetings and project committees; and professional development. The Joseph Smith Papers is a highly collaborative project; the successful applicant will work in a team environment with other historians and production editors.
A master’s degree in history or a related field, with preference given to applicants with a PhD or doctoral candidate in history, religious studies, or related discipline. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: documentary editing, textual studies, archival management, antebellum American history, American religious history, early Mormon history. Demonstration of excellent writing and research skills required. The successful applicant will be able to adhere to rigorous schedules and produce work of the highest professional standards, and therefore must exhibit attention to detail, efficiency, flexibility, good interpersonal communications, and the ability to work in an academic environment that requires personal initiative and collaborative competence. Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, currently temple worthy. Competitive salary based on experience. Expected start date June 15, 2013.
Please send letter of application, vita, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Joseph Smith Papers Search, c/o Viola Knecht, Church History Library, 15 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1600. Applicants must also complete on-line application found at www.ldschurch.jobs, posting 99785. Applications due by April 15.