Job opportunity: Copy editor for Gesta, deadline 15 February 2022

The academic journal Gesta, published by the University of Chicago Press for the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA), seeks to retain an independent contractor for a position as copy editor to work closely with the coeditors of the journal on the copyediting and proofreading of two issues per year (with four or five articles totaling approximately 70,000 words per issue).

The copy editor should be familiar with North American practices and standards for scholarly publishing, and must have at least two years’ experience copyediting scholarship in art history. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a resumé, and (3) an example of a copyedited text (with footnotes or endnotes) in which editing is displayed with Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function. Please send the materials by email to the editors, Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly, at gesta@medievalart.orgReview of applications will begin on February 15, 2022.

The ICMA is dedicated to the support of the study, understanding, and preservation of visual and material cultures produced primarily between ca. 300 CE and ca. 1500 CE in every corner of the medieval world. The organization embraces diversity in all forms, serving a membership of scholars with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and gender identities, among other factors. We encourage applications from candidates committed to forging and sustaining the ICMA’s multifaceted diversity and to being part of a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. For information on the ICMA, please visit www.medievalart.org.

Compensation negotiable according to experience. This position is remote with varied hours. No fringe benefits.

Deadline for applications: February 15, 2022.
Send application materials to gesta@medievalart.org.

Published by Dr Julia Faiers

Julia Faiers has recently been awarded her PhD from the University of St Andrews. She wrote her thesis on the art patronage of Louis d’Amboise, bishop of Albi from 1474 to 1503, under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Rudy. Julia gained a First Class Honours degree in art history at the University of St Andrews (1995). She took a year off to learn German in Berlin, and then won a British Academy Award to study for her MA in German Expressionism at The Courtauld under the supervision of Dr Shulamith Behr (1997). Julia spent almost twenty years working as a journalist before returning to academia in 2016.

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