Arts & Humanities

Editorial Assistant


The Department of History currently edits the international journal, Gender & History, and hires 2 editorial assistants each year. One student acts as the senior Editorial Assistant, who will process manuscripts through the Scholar One computer program, communicate with authors, editors and reviewers, organize weekly meetings with editors, and communicate with the editorial office in the United Kingdom. One student acts as the junior Editorial Assistant, editing and proofreading manuscripts, communicating with the members of the Editorial Collective and co-ordinating book review essays. Both students also help to edit manuscripts. The Editorial Assistants are the front-line face of the journal's North American office in all communications. They coordinate the activities of five faculty members and manage the status of up to 50 manuscripts at a time. This is a superb opportunity to learn scholarly writing and editing skills and network with leading historians and other scholars around the world.

Position Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Diplomatic and tactful in written communications
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to manage and organize a significant number of documents and correspondence
  • Conscientious
  • Available for 1-hour editorial meetings once a week
  • Ability to use Excel, Word, Adobe, and Google Drive
  • Willingness to learn ScholarOne
  • Ideally entering 3rd or 4th year BA with an interest in History (history majors and minors preferred)

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in collaboration, reading, information literacies, and ethical reasoning.

Position Type

  • This is a volunteer position 

Sign-Up Directions

For more information please contact Katharine Rollwagen at