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Position Closed/Filled


Posting Info

Posting Dates: 06/06/2018 - 06/22/2018

Job Family: Administrative

Department: Church History Department

Purposes

The Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for an Editorial Assistant for The Church Historian’s Press. This is a unique opportunity to learn about early LDS history, work with primary documents, significantly contribute to the project’s research and production processes, and acquire a variety of new skills relating to both print and web publishing.

This position is a full-time contract position, expected to last 12 months. 

Responsibilities

• Copyediting and proofreading text for both print and web publications.

• Applying project style with a high level of accuracy.

• Applying or correcting XML coding using Oxygen XML Editor.

• Fact checking, or analyzing sources to determine whether they have been used appropriately.

• Checking quotations from original sources and comparing spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

• Attentively assisting Historians and Editors in verifying transcriptions of historical manuscripts.

• Making and filing copies of sources.

• Organizing or compiling in-house research tools to assist project staff.

• Other tasks according to project needs and individual capabilities and interests. 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in English, editing, or a related field.

• Practical experience in copyediting or proofreading.

• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition).

• Experience with electronic publishing or programming languages (especially XML) preferred, but not required.

• Ability to learn new software or databases.

• Ability to research in nineteenth-century sources.

• Knowledge of early LDS church history and a familiarity with Mormon sources a plus.

• Must be accurate, detail oriented, organized, and able to perform repetitive tasks.

• Must be able to manage time effectively and be dependable.

• Must be a critical thinker and have a natural curiosity. 

Worthiness Qualification

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

Posting Notice/More Info.

Qualified applicants will be required to take an editing test and a source checking test.

For more information about The Church Historian’s Press, please go to churchhistorianspress.org.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice. 

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