U.S. Grant Papers Project
PO193/Publications Editor (Assistant Editor of the U.S. Grant Papers Project)
Pay Grade: UC
Function of Job
A non-tenure track professional position providing innovative, dynamic, team-oriented responsibilities
as Publications Editor (Assistant Editor U.S. Grant Papers Project). Mississippi State University Libraries
has a highly collaborative environment where excellence in job performance, scholarship, and service are
valued and required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions
allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those
tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
◊ Reports to and assists the Executive Director and Managing Editor and the Associate Editor with all
tasks listed below.
◊ Transcribes and edits correspondence and researches and writes annotations for publication of the material
in the volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.
◊ Plans, designs, reviews and coordinates volume layout and collaborates with the Southern Illinois University
Press on content and publication.
◊ Organizes and maintains the files of correspondence and other materials of Ulysses S. Grant collected
for the publication project.
◊ Helps maintain and updates the Ulysses S. Grant Association website.
◊ Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Some physical lifting of boxes and other material.
◊ Master’s degree in History, Political or English.
◊ Thorough knowledge of American History, especially the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Gilded
◊ Two years of editing experience.
◊ Fluent ability with WORD software, information technologies and other computer applications.
◊ Project management and supervisory experience.
◊ Strong interpersonal communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education training approved by the Human Resources
◊ Ph.D. in History
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
◊ Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation and follow through skills.
◊ Ability to analyze information and communicate that information effectively orally and in writing.
◊ Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues as well as with faculty, staff and students in a busy,
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017