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VIDA, Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network: Postgraduate Editorial Assistantships – Call For Applications

VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network invites applications from Australasian postgraduate students for an exciting new initiative: postgraduate editorial assistants.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of VIDA blog in July 2017, we are seeking up to two postgraduate editorial assistants to collaborate with the managing editors. Together, we will continue the production of the blog into its second year.

The assistantship will run between August 2017 and August 2018. Postgraduate editorial assistants will be expected to contribute to the curation, commissioning and editing, and social media presence of VIDA blog.

Managing Editors Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson invite doctoral candidates currently enrolled as Ph.D. candidates at universities in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific to apply for this exciting opportunity.

VIDA, inaugurated in July 2016, is a collaborative blog dedicated to public scholarship in the research and practice of feminist history, with a specific focus on gender and women’s history. Postgraduate editorial assistants will work alongside the managing editors on a part-time, unpaid basis from August 2017 to August 2018.

This year-long assistantship offers postgraduates the opportunity to learn invaluable editing and social media skills. Under the supervision of the managing editors, postgraduate assistants will be expected to suggest new publication initiatives for VIDA, liaise with authors via email, and edit a variety of blogs relating to feminist, gender, and women’s history across many historical periods and geographical regions. At the end of the assistantship, postgraduates will be invited to publish an overview of their Ph.D. research on VIDA.

The selected postgraduate editorial assistants will learn a variety of skills relevant to public scholarship and the production and maintenance of an academic blog. Postgraduate assistants will be responsible for soliciting new material, liaising with authors, editing blogs and book reviews, and publicising research online. Skills postgraduate assistants will learn include: digital publishing; copy editing; open-access image research; WordPress formatting; and social media. Collaboration between the postgraduate assistants and the managing editors will be facilitated online, so assistants need to be able to access a computer and the internet.

While VIDA is produced on a completely voluntary basis, postgraduate assistants will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Australian Women’s History Network.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.auswhn.org.au/blog/postgraduate-editorial-assistantship-vida.

Applications close: July 10, 2017.