Editorial Assistantship

Victorian Periodicals Review Editorial Assistantship

Housed at UST and published by Johns Hopkins University Press, the Victorian Periodicals Review offers a year-long editorial assistantship to a Master of Arts in English student each year. The selected student works with the editor, Dr. Alexis Easley, in all aspects of producing the journal over the course of an academic year. This includes proofreading, copyediting, editorial review, and author relations. The assistantship begins July 1st and work will be concentrated during the weeks leading up to quarterly publishing deadlines: 1/25, 4/25, 7/25, and 10/25. The position will require approximately 10 hours a week and pays $10 an hour; no academic credit accompanies this position. For more information about VPR, visit the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals website.

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate English coursework at UST. A research interest in Victorian studies is desirable. The successful candidate will be available to work over the J-term and during the summer months. When offered, enrollment in Dr. Easley’s graduate course on professional editing is strongly encouraged. Experience working with images in Photoshop and working in online publishing/social media is also desirable.

Benefits of this position include the following:

  • Hands-on experience learning the techniques of scholarly editing
  • Acknowledgement on the editorial page of Victorian Periodicals Review
  • Opportunities to establish professional contacts within the interdisciplinary field of Victorian studies

Application

Applicants should outline their interest, qualifications, and hopes for this position in a 300- to 500-word personal statement and submit electronically to Dr. Alexis Easley, maeasley@stthomas.edu by June 1st. The names of two faculty members in the English Department who are willing to serve as academic references should also be included.