[Humanist] 27.276 job: Assoc. Editor, Mark Twain Project (Berkeley)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 276.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:48:58 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
        From: "Sharon K. Goetz" <skgoetz at yahoo.com>
        Subject: job: Associate Editor, Mark Twain Project, UC Berkeley
        In-Reply-To: <alpine.WNT.2.00.1208201402100.6136 at QBRNA-475U-004>

ID 16451

Please visit the URL above to apply; the job description is included

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is August 24, 2013.

Departmental Overview
Located in the midst of the Mark Twain Papers in The Bancroft Library, the
Mark Twain Project is editing and publishing a comprehensive scholarly
edition of Mark Twain's writings, including all of his letters, notebooks,
and unpublished manuscripts, as well as his well-known literary works.
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. Following a successful search in 2012,
we seek an additional associate editor who is proficient in textual
criticism, familiar with digital tools and strategies, and conversant with
Mark Twain's texts and contexts.

Researches, writes, and edits material as well as potentially develops
digital tools for both print and Web publication, including critical
editions, XML documents, and databases. In general, works with colleagues
to ensure accuracy and completeness of individual scholarly volumes of
Mark Twain’s letters, literary manuscripts, and published works, which are
issued as printed books by the Mark Twain Project and electronically
through its website, Mark Twain Project Online.

Required Qualifications
The ideal candidate has contributed successfully to digital humanities
projects and is self-motivated to produce accurate work in collaboration
with colleagues. Because of the nature of MTP's concerns, the candidate
must have a deep understanding of textual criticism, including
methodologies for establishing texts.
• Thorough knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image
handling, and/or web production, especially XML-based workflows.
• Thorough interpersonal communications skills, including active listening
and effective collaboration skills.
• Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills.
• Thorough research and fact verification skills.
• A master's degree in a related area (e.g. American literature, history)
or equivalent research experience and training.

Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with TEI-XML, XSL, JavaScript, databases, and/or content
management systems (e.g. Drupal).
• 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.
• Ph.D. is preferred.

Salary & Benefits
Monthly: $4,250.00 - $6,308.33
Annual: $51,000.00 - $75,700.00
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment at
http://jobs.berkeley.edu/ (#16451, Writer/Editor 3) when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.

Digital Publications Manager, Mark Twain Papers & Project
http://www.marktwainproject.org/ http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/MTP/

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