**Application Review Date**
The First Review Date for this job is August 24, 2013.
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unpublished manuscripts, as well as his well-known literary works.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,
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
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
• 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.
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
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
**How to Apply**
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment at
[http://jobs.berkeley.edu/](http://jobs.berkeley.edu/) (#16451, Writer/Editor
3) when applying.
**Equal Employment Opportunity**
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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