Editorial Fellowships available at History Workshop Online

Call for Applications:  

—Editorial Fellowships at History Workshop Online

History Workshop Journal and History Workshop Online (HWO) are seeking to appoint two Editorial Fellows to assist in the running of the HWO website.  These fellowships, valued at 3,000 pounds per annum, are intended to support the successful candidates to develop their own careers online and to gain valuable experience working as part of a journal editorial board.  Editorial Fellows would also be nominated to a non-stipendiary Visiting Fellowship at Birkbeck, University of London, and have access to library and IT resources there. Please note that the fellowship is taxable. The duration of the fellowship will be one year in the first instance, with a possibility of renewal for an additional year.

Duties and responsibilities: Fellows will be expected to contribute to the management, curation, commissioning, editing, and promotion of HWO. They will be given the freedom to commission (and write) their own posts within the mandate of the History Workshop (http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/about-us/). Fellows are expected to promote HWO and its content regularly on social media, and to use social media to help generate conversations and new content for the site. Fellows would be responsible for commissioning and posting a minimum of one post per month. While there are no set hours, it is envisaged that the fellow should devote a minimum of four hours per week to HWO duties.

Eligibility: The successful applicants will be early career historians, in their final year of their PhD or beyond, and will not normally have a full-time, permanent academic post.  Fellows are expected to have a strong pre-existing social media presence and online literacy and a demonstrable commitment to public history, history from below and/or radical history. Fellows will normally be based in the UK.

Eligible applicants are asked to send one file containing (i) a one-page CV, highlighting previous relevant experience and the names of two references, along with (ii) a cover letter (no more than two pages), outlining the way their work fits within the mandate of History Workshop, their previous relevant experience and online activities, and ideas for directions they would like to take History Workshop Online.

Further inquiries can be directed to Julia Laite or Andrew Perchard (hwoeditors@historyworkshop.org.uk).  Applications should be submitted by 5pm on the 30 August 2015 to historyworkshopjournal@gmail.com


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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