U.S. Grant Papers — Publications Editor

U.S. Grant Papers Project
PO193/Publications Editor (Assistant Editor of the U.S. Grant Papers Project)
FLSA: Exempt
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.
Minimum Qualifications
◊ 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
Preferred Qualifications
◊ 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,
changing environment.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017


Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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