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Call for Applications, BHC Web Editor

The Business History Conference announces its search for a new web editor to oversee its online presence as an organization.

The new editor will succeed the current editor, Pat Denault, who will be permanently stepping down as of June 2015. The new editor's term would officially start in March 2015 (running for 3 months concurrent with the current editor), runs for three years, and is renewable. Ideally, the new editor will work closely with the outgoing editor as an assistant editor beginning in the fall of 2014, in order to manage the transition process.

Subsequent to the selection of the web editor, the BHC will appoint an assistant editor in charge of social media and an assistant editor in charge of web content. The assistant editor positions are new. The assistant editors' terms would also start in March 2015, run for three years, and are renewable. The new web editor will participate in the selection of the assistant editors.

The current responsibilities of the web editor are as follows [with some of these duties being delegated to the assistant editors in the future—e.g., the assistant editor in charge of social media would handle blog posts on The Exchange; Facebook, Twitter, etc. The assistant editor in charge of web content would be in charge of maintaining the various link and resource pages]:

The ideal candidates would be enthusiastic about the BHC as an organization, flexible in the face of a constantly changing medium, creative in terms of what kind of material the BHC might want to add to the site, and conscientious regarding the maintenance of the web presence. A basic understanding of HTML would be useful, and also the ability to use/willingness to learn a complex text editor like Dreamweaver. It would be ideal (but not essential) for the person to have access to student or other administrative help. The new editor can reside in any country.

The BHC is in a position to budget modest funds to support these positions, preferably in conjunction with matching support from an institution.

Formal applications for the web editor position should be submitted by 1 November 2013 to Anna Spadavecchia, Chair, Electronic Media Oversight Committee Please include a C.V. or résumé, and a cover letter explaining your qualifications, interest in the position, and vision for how to grow the BHC's web presence. If you have ideas on how to recruit the assistant editors, you may include that, but doing so is not required.

Initial expressions of interest are welcome, and should also be sent to Anna Spadavecchia.