Jobs for Medievalists


Applicants must have strong computer and editorial skills, together with a background in any area of the humanities with a particular specialty in Medieval Studies, and must be available to start work late spring 2014 in Cambridge, MA. Strict attention to detail and excellent communication skills are particularly important. Reading ability in French, German, Spanish, Latin and/or Italian is also highly desirable.

This internship will provide experience with the book review process of Speculum, the major North American journal in the field of Medieval Studies. Duties include: sorting books; mailing books to reviewers; compiling information in a database from print books and online resources; transmitting information to the book review editors; receiving, organizing, and proofreading reviews for publication; and using an Excel-based management system (or other appropriate software).

This is a two-stage part-time paid internship. During the summer the intern will sort and mail the review books while training under the current senior intern (12 hours per week). Starting in the fall, the intern will assume the duties of the senior intern, including overseeing a new hire, managing the database of reviews, working with the Book Review Editors, and coordinating and proofreading the reviews (up to 28 hours per week at a higher rate).

Submit cover letter, together with resume and up-to-date contact information for two referees to Sarah Spence, Editor, Speculum, Applications completed by May 23 will be given full consideration.

For more information about Speculum, click here.

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