Wanted: American Archivist Reviews Editor

Are you a voracious reader of the professional literature? Do you have your finger on the pulse of the latest archival research? Is surfing the web for online exhibits a favorite pastime?

The American Archivist invites applications for the position of Reviews Editor. The Reviews Editor works in conjunction with the journal’s Editor to commission review essays and is responsible for selecting books and exhibits (print and online) to review; assembling, maintaining, and refreshing a stable of reviewers; assigning items to be reviewed and overseeing the reviews process; and editing copy for the reviews section in each issue of the journal. The Reviews Editor is a member of the American Archivist Editorial Board. Candidates should demonstrate excellent writing and editorial skills, and possess knowledge of current research and writing in the archives field. Ideally the successful candidate would begin a three-year term in early 2010, with nearly a year to assemble reviews by December 2010 for Vol. 74, No. 1 (the spring 2011 issue). The term encompasses reviews for Volumes 74 (2011), 75 (2012), and 76 (2013).

TO APPLY: Please send letter indicating why you are interested in the position and what one thing you would do to enhance reviews, along with your resume and the names of three references by October 31, 2009, to:

Mary Jo Pugh
American Archivist

The American Archivist is the semi-annual journal of record of the Society of American Archivists. With a circulation of 6,100, it is the largest English-language archives journal. Published since 1938, it is available in print and online. Check it out at http://archivists.metapress.com/home/main.mpx.