Job: Associate Editor, Mark Twain Papers

Associate Editor (4018U)

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 03/01/2019

Departmental Overview
Located in the midst of the Mark Twain Papers in The Bancroft Library, the Mark Twain Project is a longstanding, distinguished scholarly undertaking which is creating a comprehensive scholarly edition of Mark Twain’s writings, including all of his letters, notebooks, and unpublished manuscripts, as well as his published journalism and literary works. Before 2007 all editions were published as printed books. Since 2007 we have been building an electronic edition of these writings, http://www.marktwainproject.org, which draws upon the Web’s strengths of search, organization, and display.

Responsibilities

• Researches, writes, edits, and checks for accuracy texts, textual apparatuses, explanatory notes, and other documentation (maps, charts, schedules, and lists) for a variety of purposes, including publication in books, on the Web, and in internally accessed databases. Applies a mastery of both subject matter (Mark Twain’s life and writings, nineteenth-century American history and literature) and Project specific editorial standards and modern textual theory. Assignments may include writing parts of individual editorial content, grant proposals, articles for publication, briefing materials, talking points, press releases, web sites and site content.

• Determines content and sources for publications and written work, conducts research with multiple and sometimes conflicting sources, decides how a text by Mark Twain should read based on that research, and ensures accuracy, clarity and sound judgment in establishing such a text and its technical apparatus.

• Consults with and advises scholars seeking help in solving their problems searching Mark Twain.

• May edit and oversee design and production of a variety of print and online material.

• May develop publications or web sites to meet communication needs.

• Assesses submitted manuscripts and recommends materials to be published, including working with nonresident authors on developing material for publication.

• May oversee or lead staff; hire, assign, and oversee freelance staff.

• May respond to media inquiries, directing reporters to campus media relations officers and other subject­ matter experts as appropriate

Required Qualifications

• Masters degree in related area (e.g. American literature, history) and/or equivalent experience/training. Ph.D. is preferred.

• Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation and advanced skills in writing clearly and effectively for both scholarly audiences and the broader public.

• Advanced knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.

• Some knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn computer applications for writing, editing, publishing, image handling, and/or web production, especially XML-based workflows.

• Advanced research and fact verification skills.

• Good interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.

• Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills.

• Ability of maintain absolute confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with library metadata.

• Experience with transcribing manuscripts.

• Experience with devising and running unit and system tests.

• A keen eye for proofreading and copy-editing.

Salary & Benefits
$69,000.00 – $105,200.00 annual
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply
All applicants should submit a writing sample with their application.
Please submit your sample, cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1399319

Job Announcement: Assistant Editor, The Papers of Andrew Jackson

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville seeks a Research Assistant Professor of History to serve as Assistant Editor on The Papers of Andrew Jackson.  The Jackson project is producing a comprehensive edition of Jackson’s papers in seventeen bound volumes and two digital iterations.  Volume XI, covering the presidential year 1833, is now in press, and Volume XII, covering 1834, is in preparation.  The new Assistant Editor will engage in all aspects of the project’s work, including accessioning, selecting, calendaring, transcribing, and annotating documents for inclusion in the volumes, proofreading and indexing volume text, managing the project’s online presence, and coordinating with the digital edition hosts.  Qualifications include a PhD in American history with a pertinent research specialty and advanced literary skills.

Salary is competitive and includes University benefits.  Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should submit an application letter, current vita, a recent article- or chapter-length writing sample, and contact information for two references at http://apply.interfolio.com/60510.  Inquiries may be directed to Professor Daniel Feller at dfeller@utk.edu or 865-974-7077.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section/504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

Seeking Editors-at-large for American Archivist Reviews Portal

The Society of American Archivists is looking for two Editors-at-large to contribute to the American Archivist Reviews Portal. The Portal includes information about professional products and services, and the reviews complement and expand on content published in the reviews section of American Archivist. These are volunteer positions and work in collaboration with the Reviews Editor and the Reviews Portal Coordinator.

The Editors-at-large of American Archivist Reviews Portal will write reviews focusing on Web-based tools, software, and apps; exhibits; digital humanities projects; reports and white papers; and archives and archivists in pop culture and society. The Editors-at-large will focus on the following:

  • Identifying web-based tools, software, apps, exhibits, and other pertinent resources and subjects for archives and archivists for prospective review;

  • Researching and writing approximately one review every other month;

  • Work with the Reviews Editor and Portal Coordinator during the writing and revision process;

  • Collaborating in the growth and expansion of the site;

  • Keeping abreast of technology reviews in other archival and allied professional periodicals.

Candidates must be a member of SAA, demonstrate solid writing skills, and have an unquenchable curiosity about web-based archives “stuff.” New professionals are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the successful candidates would begin in May 2019. The estimated time commitment is 5 hours/month. The term of the positions is two years with the possibility for reappointment.

TO APPLY: Please send letter indicating why you are interested in the position and explaining your writing and editorial experience, along with your résumé and writing samples (preferably a review or blog post), by March 31, 2019 to: Bethany Anderson, Reviews Editor, American ArchivistReviewsEditor@archivists.org. Interviews will be conducted via telephone in mid-April.

500 posts!

This is the Publishing in the Archives Profession’s 500th post! Just seemed like a landmark to acknowledge.

When I started this blog almost four years ago, I wondered if I’d be able to keep it up. My original goal was to post more guidance about writing, and I still hope to get back to that (once I finish my book). But it’s surprised me how many publishing-related announcements there are. I thought those would be occasional, but now I can post something pretty much every weekday (I purposely don’t post on the weekends).

I really enjoy finding these announcements about calls for papers, new publications, awards, and everything else. It is often amazing to me how much is out there related to archives, though I often wonder what else I’m missing. I find these announcements by following dozens of blogs and websites, periodically reviewing journals’ and publishers’ websites, Google alerts, Facebook posts, and listservs. I’m continually adding to these to ensure I find as much as possible to share (and I welcome recommendations!).

Mostly, I’m grateful for all of you! I appreciate everyone who reads and follows this blog. And I’m especially grateful when I hear that you read it and find it useful.

Thank you and I look forward to 500 more!

Call for Participation: 13th Annual SAA Research Forum

ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!—the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and SAA—will take place at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, July 31–August 6.  If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation, then join us for the 13th annual SAA Research Forum: “Transformative”! If you’d like to propose a platform or paper presentation, submit your abstract by May 15.

New Podcast Series from SAA’s Publications Board and AA Editorial Board

SAA is delighted to present Season 1 of Archives in Context, a podcast highlighting archival literature and technologies, and most importantly, the people behind them. Cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board and American Archivist Editorial Board, the podcast offers a new medium for exploring the often moving and important work of memory-keeping. Season 1 features interviews with Kären M. Mason, Cal Lee, Michelle Caswell, Karen Trivette, Anthony Cocciolo, Dominique Luster, and stories from A Finding Aid to My Soul, an open mic event at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018. Listen to the full season now via the Archives in Context websiteGoogle PlaySpotify, and iTunes.