Virginia Humanities is seeking a colleague to join our Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) team. The digitally-born Encyclopedia Virginia is a free, reliable, multimedia resource that attempts to tell the inclusive story of Virginia for students, teachers, and communities that seek to understand how the past informs the present and the future.
 
We are looking for an editor who can identify and recruit scholars on all aspects of Virginia history and culture to write for our site, and then edit the entries they produce so that they will be accessible to the general public. The editor reports to the director and will coordinate with the media editor and assistant editor to integrate primary resources, media, virtual tours, podcasts, and other multimedia elements into the finished entry.  Since EV is an ever-evolving site, we are in search of a creative editor who can oversee the workflow from a raw entry to a final published piece as well as envision new ways to use or improve our site.  Because public history is key to our mission, the editor must be able to write and speak to a variety of audiences at conferences, schools and across social media platforms, to represent who we are and what we do. The editor will also provide occasional support to the Virginia Humanities communications team.
 
 
For more information, please contact Peter Hedlund, pmh3g@virginia.edu
 
Posted December 4, 2019