The Editor of the John Whitmer Historical Association will manage the accession, review, acceptance/rejection, revision, and editing of professional articles, book reviews, and letters to prepare for submission to the production director for each biannual issue.
- Selects and supervises a copy editor who amends every manuscript in compliance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th
- Selects and supervises a book review editor who, in turn, selects books for review, assigns them to reviewers, receives, and transmits them to the Editor.
- Selects and collaborates with an editorial board for manuscript review and counsel.
- Works in tandem with the Editor of Restoration Studies to receive manuscripts for the Fall issue,
- Makes editorial decisions concerning the content and suitability of material for publication.
- Uses word processing software to edit and prepare copy for the Production Director.
- Edits publications according to organizational specifications for style, tone, and length while ensuring correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Works with authors to select and finalize artwork, photography, and text for reproduction.
- Ensures that articles, reviews, and letters meet style, formatting, and general quality standards.
- Ensures publications are edited according to deadline.
- Examines physical proofs of printed materials.
- Confirms that publications meet specifications of the Editorial Policy of the JWHA Journal.
- Maintains knowledge of developments and trends in the area of Restoration history.
- Assures that necessary permissions and Publication Agreements are complete.
- Maintains confidentiality of the review process.
- Complies with media law and ethical guidelines.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal skills in working with editorial board and authors.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, or similar software.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s or higher degree preferred.
- Acknowledged scholarship in Restoration history and studies.
- At least four years of experience in editing and publishing.
- $3,000 per volume.
Submit a cover letter of interest outlining your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2023. Include three letters of reference.