Call for Applications: Editor, Associate Editor, and Book Reviews Editor, Provenance

Interested in harnessing your editorial skills and passion for organizing fellow writers to serve as editor of a well-established open source archival journal?

The Society of Georgia Archivists Nominating Committee is accepting applications for the roles of Editor, Associate Editor, and Book Reviews Editor for Provenance, the Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists. Visit this link to view previous issues of the award-winning journal.

Candidates do not have to reside in the state of Georgia but must be members of the Society of Georgia Archivists.

The Provenance Editor manages the publication and distribution of at least one annual issue of Provenance and coordinates the selection of the David B. Gracy II Award recipient. The position is a three-year term appointed by SGA President with Executive Board approval. The time commitment is15 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication. See the attached PDF for a full list of major duties and responsibilities.

The Provenance Associate Editor assists the Editor in soliciting, editing, and production of Provenance. The position is a three-year term. Appointed by Editor with Executive Board approval. The time commitment: 5-8 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication.

DUTIES:

  • Solicits articles for inclusion in Provenance.

  • Reviews articles as assigned by the Editor.

  • Assists in copy and final editing considering content, quality, and style set by journal requirements. (could be done by a separate copy editor)

  • Works with contributors as assigned.

  • Assists Editor with use and management of Bepress system.

  • Oversees marketing of Provenance, including advertising and exhibiting at professional meetings.

  • Oversees publication of Provenance issues to the e-commerce platform

  • Manages fees and income associated with e-commerce platform

The Provenance Book Review Editor solicits critical assessments of books, software, websites, and other tools useful to the archival profession. The position is a three-year term. Appointed by Editor with Executive Board approval. The time commitment: 5-10 hrs/month on average, with additional work required around publication.

DUTIES:

  • Solicits and selects, with advice from the Editor, publications or other relevant content to be reviewed for inclusion in each issue of Provenance.

  • Arranges for reviewers of each identified publication or other content.

  • Coordinates with reviewers; provides guidelines and determines deadline for submission.

  • Edits the text of all reviews submitted for inclusion and submits final product to the Editor.

  • Sends PDF copy of each review to the author and the publisher of the book.

TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted to nominating@soga.org until November 9, 2020. Applicants should submit a statement of interest explaining their experience editing; a writing sample; and a resume/CV. Questions may be addressed to nominating@soga.org.

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