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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Graduate Assistant Editor Position at Notches International Blog

Notches notchesblog.com an international blog on the history of sexuality is seeking 1-2 graduate student assistant editors. Notches is supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, and we echo its mission of making history accessible to the widest public. With a viewership of over 100,000 and more than 3,500 subscribers, Notches provides a critical space for those within and outside of academia to learn about the most exciting new work in the field of the history of sexuality. Notches also encourages a global focus, not only in terms of the content of posts, but also in the conferences and special events in the history of sexuality that we cover. Participating in Notches will provide you with an opportunity to gain experience in digital and public history, to develop your professional network, and to introduce your own research to a broader audience.

We seek assistant editors who can help with the following tasks: soliciting new contributions, researching conferences and events for our Dispatches feature, researching images and acquisition, updating Notches' Facebook page and Twitter feed, compiling book lists and ordering book copies for our Author Interviews and Reviews feature, and assisting in the upkeep of the blog.

We are looking for someone with strong communication skills, an interest in digital humanities and public history, and is eager to be part of a successful international blog. Applicants should be graduate students working in the history of sexuality and may work from any location. We are looking for someone who can contribute a maximum of 5 hours of work per week. A minimum commitment of one year is required. This position, like all editorial roles at Notches, is unpaid.

To apply, please send a 1 page cover letter and CV to Dr. Lauren Gutterman at ljg300@gmail.com.