The Montana Historical Society seeks an Associate Editor

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Montana Historical Society seeks an energetic and talented person to work as an Associate Editor. If you have a passion for Montana and Western History, this position may be for you! At the Montana Historical Society, we are striving to make our work environment a supportive and engaging place that fosters work/life balance.

The Associate Editor’s primary responsibilities include 1) copy editing magazine and book manuscripts according to the tenets of scholarly publishing and working with authors to achieve mutually satisfactory publications. This process includes reviewing and correcting manuscripts for spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and in-house style; fact checking; overall consistency and readability; and citation formatting 2) finding and procuring appropriate illustrations for use in magazine articles, books, and other print and digital publication and managing all aspects  of suitability for reproduction, including quality, file size, and permissions 3) helping to maintain organizational systems, including databases, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and sales 4) conducting historical research, writing, and fact checking  in a variety of historical sources, including archives, databases, and published documents 5) management and editing of book reviews 6) participating in and developing the program’s digital publications and social media program.

At the Montana Historical Society, our goal is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Montana’s cultural heritage—past, present, and future. Come and be part of the Montana Historical Society!

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in history, journalism, or other related liberal arts field and two years of related experience in magazine or book publishing. Experience in manuscript editing, professional writing, and Western/Montana history strongly preferred.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additional required documents include cover letter, resumé, and supplemental questions. Cover letter should address how your education, skills, and experiences have prepared you for this position. Job closes February 1, 2020.

To apply for this position please visit the State of Montana Careers website:

Western History Association

University of Kansas 

1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!