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Episcopal Church

Seeking Editor for
Anglican and Episcopal History

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Seeks an Editor-in-chief for Anglican and Episcopal History (AEH). The editor-in-chief is responsible for the direction, review, and guidance of all editorial decisions and activities pertaining to the journal. A primary responsibility of the editor is to determine the contents of each issue, including solicitation of articles (by attending pertinent conferences), selection/rejection of solicited or submitted articles, arrangement of blind peer review, requests for revisions of articles, as well as the order of presentation of articles in each issue. The editor also has general oversight of the journal and, as required, specific direction regarding layout, style, tone, syntax, and linguistic and argumentative coherence.  

Upon nomination of the editor, the board of directors shall elect such assistant editors as it may deem necessary for the effective publication of the Society's journal.  The editor serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) with voice but not vote.  The editor reports regularly to the board and its Publications Committee on overall editorial direction. On financial and other related matters, the editor works with the director of operations of HSEC. The editor also maintains a list of, and correspondence with, outside reviewers/referees who may or may not be members of the editorial board.  The editor also serves as a member of the Publications Committee of HSEC, and the editor collaborates with and solicits advice from that committee.

The editor shall be directly involved in and responsible for the promotion of AEH. The editor will maintain connections and conversations with acknowledged leaders and scholars throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Public relations responsibilities for the editor-in-chief include such matters as entertaining proposals for special issues of the journal, networking with institutions related to the mission of the journal, and identification of funding possibilities.

The editor should be an historian, scholar, and published author.  Editorial experience is a plus. The editor is expected to have expertise in Anglican and Episcopal history. The editor shall also have an arranged compensation (an honorarium and/or "release time"). Provision shall be made for expenses related to editorial activities, as well as transportation and housing for meetings of the HSEC.

Schedule & Applications

The schedule for this search calls for appointment by January 2021. Following a transition year for transferring the office, etc., the new editor shall be solely responsible for the September 2021 issue of Anglican and Episcopal History.  Applications stating interest and qualifications, along with a current C.V., should be sent electronically with the heading Anglican and Episcopal History Editor Search to Canon Matthew Payne, Director of Operations of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church at administration@hsec.us and received no later than 2 October 2020.

Additional Information

  • The position is that of an independent contractor, not as an employee, with an expectation of 500 to 750 hours annually.
  • There is funding that may be allocated for copy editing assistance, administrative assistance, office supplies, and other expenses which may be necessary to make the position as efficient and effective as possible.
  • AEH is distributed to approximately 400 members of the Society and 100 academic and non-academic subscribers. The Historical Society is committed to expanding this base.

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