Opening: Reviews Editor, The American Archivist

Are you a voracious reader of the professional literature?  Do you have an intrepid curiosity about trends in archives technology and open source tools?  Are you interested in bringing information about the latest archives resources to your colleagues?  Then you should apply to be the next Reviews Editor of The American Archivist.

The American Archivist—the leading publication in the archives field—invites applications for the position of Reviews Editor. Published since 1938, the semi-annual journal of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is available online and in print.

The Reviews Editor works in conjunction with the journal Editor to:

  • commission review essays;
  • select books for review;
  • assemble, maintain, and refresh a cadre of reviewers;
  • assign items to be reviewed and oversee the reviews process;
  • edit copy for the reviews section in each issue of the journal;
  • oversee contributions to The American Archivist Reviews Portal;
  • oversee the work of the Portal Coordinator by collaborating to identify technologies, electronic resources, and exhibits for review, and providing editorial guidance; and
  • work with SAA staff on production.  

The Reviews Editor reports to the journal Editor and is a member of The American Archivist Editorial Board.

Candidates should demonstrate excellent writing and editorial skills, possess knowledge of current research and writing in the archives field, and be curious about the latest professional developments. SAA membership required. Ideally, the successful candidate would begin a three-year term in September 2015. The term encompasses reviews for volume 79, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2016), through volume 81, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018).

TO APPLY: Please send letter indicating why you are interested in the position and what you would do to enhance reviews, along with your résumé and the names of three references, by July 20, 2015, to: Gregory S. Hunter, Editor, The American Archivist, AmericanArchivist@archivists.org