Assistant Editor Role

Assistant Editor Role

The Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS) is the UK based academic society which aims to foster interest in, and to advance the study of, all areas of the history of the Christian churches.

Founded in 1961, we have a distinguished track record of conferences and publications. Volumes 57 and 58 of our annual publication, Studies in Church History (SCH) are currently in production.   

We are seeking to engage an Assistant Editor, in succession to Dr Tim Grass. The Assistant Editor works under the oversight of the Editors, who are currently Professor Charlotte Methuen and Professor Andrew Spicer.

The engagement is offered from 1 October 2021, for an initial term of three years (renewable) and with a probationary period of one year. This is a part-time position available on a consultancy basis. The consultant will be paid an annual fee of £7,200, to be paid on a quarterly basis in arrears. It is intended that there will be a period of overlap between the current and the new assistant editor, to enable training and mentoring to take place.

The consultant will need to have the right to work in the United Kingdom and will be responsible for the provision of their own IT equipment and to be responsible for compliance with and settlement of all taxes (UK or other). No other benefits (save for the re-imbursement of authorised expenses) are provided.

The consultant will provide the EHS with the following services:

  • pre-conference administration of conference communications and organisation of timetable for communications for the annual Summer Conference and winter meeting;
  • attendance at summer conference and winter meeting and liaison with presenters.
  • liaison with SCH Editors with regard to selection and processing of articles for inclusion in Studies in Church History, with particular responsibility for management of the peer review process, liaison with contributors, (including ascertaining contract details, managing the contract process and sending out accepted versions), copy-editing, preparation of the full submission and proof reading. The appointee will be using the Scholar One submissions management system;
  • liaison with the publisher of SCH, Cambridge University Press, on matters affecting production, distribution, sales, and back stock of EHS publications, reporting to, and consulting with the Editors, Treasurer, and EHS Committee;
  • organisation and when appropriate oversight of the sale of SCH at the Summer Conference and Winter Meeting; possibly also handling postal orders from EHS members purchasing back issues of SCH;  
  • attendance at editorial meetings and meetings of the Committee when required.

For full job description and specifications, please view the attached document below.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th April 2021.