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Job Listing (Full-time, Partially Remote): Editorial and Technical Specialist, University of Virginia Press (No application deadline)

The University of Virginia Press seeks to hire a partially remote Editorial and Technical Specialist for their Rotunda division which digitally publishes peer-reviewed scholarly works. The successful candidate will be working primarily on the American History collections and other Rotunda publications as needed. The successful candidate will have a solid background in digital humanities and/or digital library skills and projects. Experience with XML and XML editing is a requirement, and ideally with related programming technologies such as XSLT and XQuery; other relevant skills include general web development/programming and familiarity with Mac OS, version-control systems, metadata standards, and controlled vocabularies.

This job listing does not state an application deadline, but review of applications will begin on November 19, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000

Anticipated start date: January 1, 2024

Responsibilities will include:

  • Administer the workflow for adding new publications and new content to the Rotunda American History Collection, including:
  • Creation of XML templates and metadata for letterpress volumes
  • Receive and verify content returned by XML conversion vendor or project editors
  • For new letterpress content or born-digital content delivered as XML, convert to Rotunda format
  • Perform quality assurance, formatting and proofreading of the digital editions,¬†and addition of links and metadata
  • Prepare scans of page images and/or PDF volumes for web display; edit graphics for web display
  • Help prepare Rotunda metadata for normalization and reconciliation to controlled vocabularies for linked data sharing
  • Organize and/or facilitate user interviews for UX review of AHC publications
  • Serve as the contact person for queries sent to Founders Online (, communicating with editors as necessary
  • Coordinate with Rotunda advisory committee members for scheduling quarterly meetings
  • Engage with other DH and Digital Editing departments within the University and beyond, attending events, lectures and formal collaborations
  • Collaborate with the Rotunda team and the Press on new ideas and opportunities
  • Incumbents who have or can acquire solid skills in web development will also participate in extending the functionality and features of our Rotunda publications

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