Associate Editor, Mark Twain Project

Full time

Created: August 12, 2013
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is August 24, 2013.

Departmental Overview
Located in the midst of the Mark Twain Papers in The Bancroft Library, the Mark Twain Project is editing and publishing a comprehensive scholarly edition of Mark Twain's writings, including all of his letters, notebooks, and unpublished manuscripts, as well as his well-known literary works. Since 2007 we have been building an electronic edition of these writings,, which draws upon the Web's strengths of search, organization, and display. Following a successful search in 2012, we seek an additional associate editor who is proficient in textual criticism, familiar with digital tools and strategies, and conversant with Mark Twain's texts and contexts.

Researches, writes, and edits material as well as potentially develops digital tools for both print and Web publication, including critical editions, XML documents, and databases. In general, works with colleagues to ensure accuracy and completeness of individual scholarly volumes of Mark Twain’s letters, literary manuscripts, and published works, which are issued as printed books by the Mark Twain Project and electronically through its website, Mark Twain Project Online.

Required Qualifications
The ideal candidate has contributed successfully to digital humanities projects and is self-motivated to produce accurate work in collaboration with colleagues. Because of the nature of MTP's concerns, the candidate must have a deep understanding of textual criticism, including methodologies for establishing texts.
• Thorough knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production, especially XML-based workflows.
• Thorough interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
• Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills.
• Thorough research and fact verification skills.
• A master's degree in a related area (e.g. American literature, history) or equivalent research experience and training.

Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with TEI-XML, XSL, JavaScript, databases, and/or content management systems (e.g. Drupal).
• Familiarity with library metadata.
• Experience with transcribing manuscripts.
• Experience with devising and running unit and system tests.
• A keen eye for proofreading and copy-editing.
• Ph.D. is preferred.

Salary & Benefits 
Monthly: $4,250.00 - $6,308.33
Annual: $51,000.00 - $75,700.00
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment at (#16451, Writer/Editor 3) when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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