Digital Scholarship Editor
Brown University Library
Providence, RI

The Digital Scholarship Editor is a grant-funded position
in the Brown University Library designed to extend Brown's capabilities as a
central force in advancing new forms and methods of scholarly
communication. The Digital Scholarship Editor will play an
important role in an effort to bring together key technological, organization,
and academic policy strategies across the campus that will generate a broader,
more effective structure within the University to support the creation,
cultivation, evaluation, dissemination and preservation of new forms of
scholarship. In addition, the Digital Scholarship Editor
will pursue publishing opportunities for the digital projects under
development and will promote digital publications to both traditional and
nontraditional audiences. The position is funded until the
end of 2019.

As a member of the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the Digital
Scholarship Editor will provide editorial assistance to selected faculty who
are working on projects leading to digital publications.
The incumbent will assist faculty and project members with the conception and
realization of their scholarly products and will offer editorial guidance in
shaping and refining the presentation of the publication projects, as well as
advising on possible venues and modes of dissemination. The Digital
Scholarship Editor will ensure that the completed manuscripts meet accepted
editorial standards in terms of content, scope, citation, development of the
subject, organization, and media integration. With an
anticipated load of multiple projects each year, the incumbent will manage the
editorial calendar, work with colleagues throughout the University to schedule
and allocate the appropriate level of assistance needed for content
development, and provide regular status updates to University partners as well
as involved publishers, ensuring that deliverables are executed on time and
are in line with established goals and standards.

Working closely with the Dean of Faculty, the Digital Scholarship Editor will
organize and serve as a member of the Faculty Publication Project Advisory
Board which will be responsible for soliciting and selecting digital projects
from primarily humanities and social science faculty, and articulating
expectations for both the content and form of these projects to guide the
selection of proposals. The Digital Scholarship Editor will also work with the
Dean of Faculty to help departments develop appropriate standards and criteria
for assessing digital scholarly projects as part of the University's regular
review processes for faculty performance, tenure, and promotion.

The Digital Scholarship Editor will participate in internal team meetings and
attend appropriate regional and national conferences, maintaining contact with
other digital projects and programs nationwide and keeping abreast of new
methods of scholarly communication.


• Minimum of a master's in the humanities or related field

• 3-5 years of editorial experience, preferably in the humanities and/or
interdisciplinary scholarly writing, with experience in incorporating digital

• Evidence of strong editorial skills, including the ability to conceptualize,
articulate, and execute an editorial vision; experience in editorial decision-

• Experience working with a variety of publishing outlets, including online
communities, scholarly societies, and traditional publishers

• Demonstrated published editorial work, preferably with scholarly writing and
the integration of digital media

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills with exceptional
interpersonal and team-building abilities

• Ability to handle multiple, complex projects simultaneously within
established timeframes but with occasionally changing priorities and

• Familiarity with digital scholarly projects

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Digital Scholarship Editor


University Library


Grade 12

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Full time

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which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for
future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position

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