Administrative Editor for History Workshop Journal

The Editorial Board of the History Workshop Journal is looking for a part-time administrator to manage the administrative and financial functions of the journal’s editorial process. The job involves an average of six hours’ work a week.

The post-holder will:

  • distribute new editorial submissions to the editorial collective; collate editors’ reviews; maintain and update the log of all submissions with reviews; liaise with editors and contributors on the content of issues; and issue all rejection and acceptance letters;
  • liaise with our publisher, Oxford University Press, on general matters and those pertaining to sales, distribution, and promotion;
  • organise and attend meetings of the editorial collective (roughly every six weeks); prepare and distribute meeting minutes;
  • attend to all matters pertaining to Journal finances, including all banking and bookkeeping; the payment of invoices; the preparation and submission of the monthly payroll and annual Journal accounts to our accountant; and play an active role in decisions regarding short- and long-term investments;
  • prepare and submit the Journal’s annual report to the Charity Commission;
  • liaise with authors, members of the editorial collective, publisher, accountants and the Charity Commission; regular collection of mail from the London PO Box.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has administrative experience
  • can work independently
  • has good IT skills
  • has experience of basic accounting
  • can attend afternoon and occasional weekend meetings, usually in London
  • has good oral and written communication skills
  • is very organised
  • has an interest in history

Applicants for the position should send a single Word or PDF document containing (i) a short CV (maximum 2pp), (ii) contact details of two referees, and (iii) cover letter (maximum 1p) outlining their experience and suitability for the position to: no later than 24 October 2012

Applicants will be contacted if they are shortlisted by 6 November.  Interviews will held in central London on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 November.

Please direct all enquiries relating to this position in the first instance to Kathleen McIlvenna  at

Published on: 
10 Oct 2012