[Humanist] 30.829 Digital Scholarship Editor (Brown)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 829.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:59:51 -0400
        From: Brian Croxall <brian.croxall at brown.edu>
        Subject: Digital Scholarship Editor position at Brown University

Dear colleagues,

The Brown University Library (Providence, Rhode Island, USA) is looking to
hire a Digital Scholarship Editor. The full description is below but can
also be found at

In short, the person in this position will be working with members of
Brown's Center for Digital Scholarship and the Designer for Online
Publications to help manage our current Mellon grant for digital

Please spread the word,
Brian Croxall


The Digital Scholarship Editor is a grant-funded position through the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (https://news.brown.edu/articles/2015/01/digital)
and is designed to extend Brown’s capabilities as a central force in
advancing new forms and methods of scholarly communication. The Digital
Scholarship Editor plays an important role in bringing together key
technological, organizational, and academic resources across the campus to
generate a broader, more effective structure within the University to
support the creation, cultivation, evaluation, dissemination, and
preservation of new forms of faculty-driven digital scholarly projects
intended for publication. The position is currently funded until the end of
2019, with the possibility of renewal.

Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a member of the
Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the Digital Scholarship
Editor supervises the Designer for Online Publications and works with other
members of CDS to assist faculty and project members with the conception
and realization of their scholarly products. The Editor offers editorial
guidance in shaping and refining the presentation of the publication
projects, as well as advising on possible venues and modes of
dissemination. With multiple projects each year, the incumbent will
coordinate scheduling and work with others to ensure that the appropriate
level of assistance needed for content and technical development is
allocated. The Editor provides regular status updates to University
partners, affiliated publishers, and the Mellon Foundation, ensuring that
deliverables are executed on time and are in line with established goals
and standards.

Working closely with the University Librarian, the Dean of Faculty and the
Provost’s office, the Digital Scholarship Editor organizes and serves as a
member of the Faculty Publication Project Advisory Board, which is
responsible for soliciting and selecting digital projects from primarily
humanities and social science faculty. In addition, the Digital Scholarship
Editor works with others to help increase awareness of and raise knowledge
about emerging forms of digital scholarship on campus through coordinating
speakers, panels, and talks.

The Digital Scholarship Editor participates in internal team meetings and
attends appropriate regional and national conferences, maintaining contact
with other digital publishing projects and programs nationwide and keeping
abreast of new methods of scholarly communication.


   - Minimum of a master’s in the humanities or related field
   - 3-5 years of editorial experience, preferably in the humanities and/or
   interdisciplinary scholarly writing, with experience in incorporating
   digital media
   - Evidence of strong editorial skills, including the ability to
   conceptualize, articulate, and execute an editorial vision
   - Familiarity with digital scholarship projects and emerging trends in
   digital publishing
   - Experience working with academic publishing or in a scholarly setting
   that may include work with online communities, scholarly societies, as well
   as traditional and/or digital publishers

   - Demonstrated published editorial work, preferably with scholarly
   writing and the integration of digital media
   - Outstanding oral and written communication skills with exceptional
   interpersonal and team-building abilities
   - Ability to handle multiple, complex projects simultaneously within
   established timeframes but with occasionally changing priorities and
   - Preferred: experience in working with designers, digital humanists,
   and developers on the production of digital projects

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