WANTED: Coordinator of The American Archivist Reviews Portal

From the latest digital preservation tools to new digital exhibits, the tools and technologies at the disposal of archives profession are constantly changing and emerging. Are you interested in new technologies and digital projects and want to explore their impact and utility for archives and archivists? Do you have more than a passing familiarity with the latest archives and information management technology? Are you interested in bringing information about the latest archives resources and technologies to your colleagues?

 The Society of American Archivists invites applications for the position of Coordinator of The American Archivist Reviews Portal. The portal includes information about professional products and services, and the reviews complement and expand on content published in the reviews section of The American Archivist. This is a volunteer position and works directly under the supervision of the Reviews Editor.

 The Coordinator of The American Archivist Reviews Portal will provide support for the Reviews Editor in:

  • Identifying web-based tools, software, apps, exhibits, and other pertinent resources for archives and archivists for prospective review;

  • Soliciting reviewers for reviews to be published directly to the portal;

  • Scheduling posts and tracking in-progress reviews;

  • Working with reviewers during the writing and revision process;

  • Publicizing Reviews Portal content via social media and other news outlets;

  • Monitoring and responding to comments and feedback via social media and on the portal;

  • Collaborating in the growth and expansion of the site;

  • Keeping abreast of technology reviews in other archival and allied professional periodicals.


Candidates must be a member of SAA, demonstrate solid writing skills, and have an unquenchable curiosity about web-based archives “stuff.” New professionals are encouraged to apply. Ideally the successful candidate would begin in August or September 2016. The term of the position is two years with the possibility for reappointment.

 TO APPLY:  Please send letter indicating why you are interested in the position and describing your experience in an online environment, along with your résumé and writing samples (preferably a review or blog posting), by July 1, 2016, to: Bethany Anderson, Reviews Editor, The American Archivist, ReviewsEditor@archivists.org. Interviews will be conducted via telephone in mid-July.