March 22, 2018

TPH Co-Editor/NCPH Digital Media Editor Job Posting

Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) Public Historian in Residence (Co-Editor, The Public Historian, and Digital Media Editor for the National Council on Public History)

We are pleased to invite applications for a full-time staff position at MARCH, located in the Cooper Street Historic District on the campus of Rutgers-Camden. The primary responsibility of the Public Historian in Residence will be to serve as co-editor of The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) and as Digital Media Editor for NCPH. The individual hired will be expected to provide, in particular, the perspective of a public history practitioner and to facilitate connections between the journal and NCPH’s various digital publications and venues, such as the [email protected] blog. In their role as Public Historian in Residence, the person filling this position will contribute to publications, projects, and events that support the public history initiatives of MARCH. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with debates and practices from around the public history field and will have substantial experience in professional practice with established networks of contacts, nationally and preferably in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. The most competitive candidates will also have an understanding of scholarly publishing, familiarity with NCPH, and expertise in technology sufficient to coordinate digital initiatives. Five years’ experience in public history practice and a bachelor’s degree in public history or a related field are required (master’s degree or Ph.D. strongly preferred). The position requires excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to create and edit content with WordPress, the Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Photoshop (Illustrator recommended). To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references no later than April 10, 2018 using this link: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/61586 .  

Expanded job description:

As Co-Editor of The Public Historian, Digital Media Editor for the National Council on Public History (NCPH), and Public Historian in Residence at Rutgers University-Camden, the successful candidate will serve as a voice for public history practice in the creation of scholarly content for the journal and NCPH digital media. The position will include participating in editorial board meetings; remaining in contact regularly with the NCPH Digital Media Group and the Editor and Managing Editor in the journal’s office in Santa Barbara, CA; providing ideas for and input on projects such as new article formats and special issues; reviewing submissions referred by the Managing Editor to offer assessments of their appeal and use by practicing public historians; and coordinating reviews of exhibits, digital media, and other public history projects. The Co-Editor/Digital Media Editor will be expected to maintain currency with publications and activities in allied fields such as museum studies and practice; archives; historic preservation; and historic interpretation and, from this, to identify issues and trends for inclusion in the journal or other NCPH publications and media. The Co-Editor/Digital Media Editor will recruit and nurture new authors and attend selected regional and national conferences and editorial board meetings for The Public Historian. The Co-Editor/Digital Media Editor will be a member of the lead editorial team for History@Work and will be the member of both the journal and the blog’s editorial teams primarily responsible for integrating print and digital publishing. The Co-Editor/Digital Media Editor will also be a member of the NCPH Digital Media Group and will collaborate with the Digital Media Group chair to produce reports as needed for the NCPH Board of Directors.

In addition, the Public Historian in Residence will contribute to publications, projects, and events promoting public history for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH). These may include, but will not be limited to, leadership of continuing education initiatives such as the certificate program in historic preservation and/or a role in editorial operations or civic engagement for The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.

Like the Editor of The Public Historian and the NCPH Executive Director, the Co-Editor/Digital Media Editor is a non-voting ex officio member of the NCPH Board of Directors. The Co-Editor/Digital Media Editor is encouraged to participate in all of the board meetings, as convenient. This board confers regularly via its listserv and meets monthly by conference call and in-person twice a year: at the spring NCPH Annual Meeting and in the fall, often at times that coincide with the meetings of the Editorial Board of The Public Historian.