Editor of Hesperia

Deadline: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Location

ASCSA Princeton Office
6-8 Charlton Street
8540 Princeton, NJ
United States
40° 21' 3.4884" N, 74° 39' 13.8852" W

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is searching for the next Editor of Hesperia, the official journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The successful candidate will work full-time out of the Princeton office beginning on or around July 1, 2013. This is a five-year appointment with the option to renew.

Each candidate will upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references here.

All file names must begin with the candidate’s surname.

Application Deadline: Review of applications by the Hesperia Editor Search Committee will commence on November 1st with phone interviews to be scheduled later that month. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at, or immediately following, the AIA/APA Annual Meeting in Seattle, January 4–7, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Objectives: The Editor is responsible for all aspects of publication associated with maintaining Hesperia as one of the leading publication venues for scholarship in the fields of Greek archaeology, art, epigraphy, history, materials science, ethnography, and literature, from earliest prehistoric times onward.

List of Duties

  • Oversee the editing, production, and mailing of four issues of Hesperia a year.
  • Solicit and develop articles for the journal.
  • Oversee the review process, consulting the Hesperia Advisory Board when appropriate.
  • Write acceptance and rejection letters, and check that revisions are satisfactory.
  • Supervise and provide feedback to freelance editors and proofreaders.
  • Edit and proofread manuscripts.
  • Help authors in the revision stage, both for texts and artwork.
  • Work closely with the Production Manager in typesetting articles and designing covers.
  • Work with the printer and shipper to ensure a smooth production process.
  • Monitor (with the Director of Publications) costs and the status of the subscriber base.
  • Write an occasional editorial, as needed.
  • Attend the AIA/APA Annual Meetings in order to represent Hesperia and solicit new material.
  • Work occasionally on other projects as requested by the Director of Publications.

Job Requirements

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in archaeology, Classics, or a related field.
  • Editorial experience, which could include freelance work, in an academic publishing environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite 5 (or higher) and Adobe Acrobat Professional strongly desired.

Description of Relationships and Roles: For administrative purposes, the Editor of Hesperia reports directly to the Director of Publications. For matters relating to the strategic direction and editorial quality of the journal, the Editor works closely with the Chair of the Publications Committee.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. The ASCSA offers a generous benefits package. The ASCSA’s Princeton office is located in a residential neighborhood one block from the Princeton University campus and two miles from the Institute for Advanced Study. ASCSA employment includes access to the university libraries. The offices are within easy walking distance of restaurants and shopping, and are served by the New Jersey Transit rail line. It is one hour to either New York City or Philadelphia by train. The successful candidate will work side by side with an experienced Hesperia production manager as well as a team of friendly, seasoned book editors and designer.

EOE: The ASCSA does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability.

Institution or Company offering position: 
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Contact Name: 
Andrew Reinhard