Posting Summary: The Editorial Production Assistant, Encyclopedia Virginia manages the development and publication of primary resource content for the Encyclopedia, working closely with the Encyclopedia's staff to produce accurate transcriptions of primary resource content that enhance the context and narratives of Encyclopedia entries.
The Editorial Production Assistant helps to select resources that will be digitized; transcribes and proofreads those resources against original or other materials; acquires digital facsimiles of those originals to complement the transcriptions; and manages the workflow of each resource from its selection to its initial publication online. This position will also be responsible for converting Encyclopedia entries into a format compatible for online publication. This position reports to the Director of Encyclopedia Virginia and will have additional responsibilities related to audio production. Audio duties will include studio recording, field recording and audio post-production.
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, which produces Encyclopedia Virginia, offers the dynamic work environment and a wide array of programming: the Virginia Festival of the Book, the weekly public radio show With Good Reason, the nationally distributed podcast BackStory, international Fellowships, among other programs.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required. Apply through Jobs@UVa with cover letter, resume, and three recommendations.
Hiring range: $42,000-$44,000
This position has an end date of July 1, 2018, and as defined by University policy, is a restricted position. Employees in restricted positions for a specific function, project or purpose have no guarantee of employment beyond their established end dates, and their re-employment is contingent on factors including but not limited to leadership discretion, the need for services, the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: B.A. or B.S. in any discipline
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: -state agency or educational nonprofit -work in a team setting
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: -work at a state agency or educational nonprofit
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -track record of excellent written and spoken communication skills -significant experience with digital editing for audio podcasts, virtual tours, EV entries
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -track record of excellent written and spoken communication skills -significant experience with digital editing for audio podcasts, virtual tours, EV entries
Required Computer Applications: -content management systems -Microsoft Office
Preferred Computer Applications: -content management systems -Microsoft Office -ProTools, XML
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