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 Brownâ??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 Libraryâ??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 Provostâ??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 masterâ??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 conditions
Preferred: experience in working with designers, digital humanists, and developers on the production of digital projects
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfied to Brown.
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