History Workshop Online (HWO) is seeking to appoint one Editorial Fellow for two years, beginning in October 2022.
This paid fellowship is intended to support early career historians to develop their expertise in public, radical, and digital history and to gain valuable experience as working as part of an editorial team. Editorial Fellows are expected to work collaboratively; use social media creatively; and commission, edit, and publish engaging content.
In this round of applications, we are seeking applications from early career scholars (in the final year of their PhD or recently post-doctoral) with specialism in any field of history.
The fellowship is valued at £2,000 per annum and is taxable.
Editorial Fellows are nominated to a non-stipendiary Associate Research Fellowship at Birkbeck, University of London, and have access to library and IT resources there.
HWO is a platform for radical history in a digital era. By publishing accessible and engaging articles for historians and the public, we seek to deepen understandings of the past, reflect on issues in the present, and agitate for change in the future. HWO is a politically pluralistic platform and publishes a wide spectrum of progressive radical opinion.
Duties and responsibilities
- Commission and edit articles within the mandate of History Workshop (a minimum of one article per month)
- Publish articles on the HWO website
- Promote HWO and its content regularly on our social media channels
- Use social media creatively to help generate conversation and new content for the site
- Share in administrative tasks, including email account management
- Work collaboratively within the wider HWO team
- Attend team meetings
Fellows will also have the opportunity to:
- Produce episodes of the History Workshop Podcast
- Curate a series of articles based on their research interests
Fellows are expected to devote about three hours per week to their work for HWO.
The successful applicant will have:
- Research interests and networks that speak to the (pluralistic) radical remit of History Workshop
- Strong social media experience and online literacy
- A demonstrable commitment to public history, history from below, history and activism, and/or radical history
- A record of excellent administrative and organisational skills
Experience of using WordPress or audio editing software would be an asset, as would previous editorial experience.
This fellowship is intended for early career historians, in the third year of their PhD or beyond, who will not normally have a full-time, permanent academic post.
To redress the underrepresentation of BAME scholars in history in the UK, we particularly encourage early career historians identifying as BAME to apply.
The appointed candidate will need to demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK.
Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 15 August 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible applicants are asked to send one PDF file, containing:
- a one-page CV, highlighting previous relevant experience and the names of two references.
- a one-page cover letter. This should outline the way that your research fits within the mandate of History Workshop, and any relevant experience and online activities. It should also offer ideas for future directions for History Workshop Online, including a series you would seek to commission as an editorial fellow.
Applicants should also complete and submit the following Equality and Diversity Monitoring form with their application: Equality-and-Diversity-Form-HWO.
All candidates will be informed about whether they have been shortlisted for interview on Monday 5th September.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed over Zoom in mid to late September.