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Job Opportunity - South Dakota Historical Society Press

Friday, January 27, 2023 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Associate Editor/Production Coordinator

South Dakota Historical Society Press

Applications accepted through Feb. 7, 2023

The South Dakota Historical Society Press, an award-winning publisher located in the heart of the Northern Great Plains, seeks an Associate Editor/Production Coordinator. This position will work closely with our books and quarterly journal. Editing duties include copyediting, proofreading, locating images and writing captions for them, and readying manuscripts for design. Production duties include working with our network of designers, typesetters, indexers, and illustrators to keep publishing projects on schedule, transmitting final proofs to printers, and securing copyright permissions. The Associate Editor/Production Coordinator works with our small editorial team, led by the Director of the South Dakota Historical Society Press and Research and Publishing program of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Experience with project management, editing, and strong communication skills are desired. Capacity to work independently, excellent time management skills, and an eye for detail are a must.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in history, English, or a related field (advanced degree preferred). They must also have a background in writing, editing, or publishing and be familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style. Knowledge of U.S. history, especially of the American West and the Northern Great Plains, is preferred. Experience using Adobe Photoshop and understanding of basic design principles would also be beneficial.

This position is not open to remote work. Candidates upon receipt of offer will be expected to move to the Pierre area; relocation expenses will be reimbursed. Limited travel may be required. This is a full-time position with salary in the $19-$22 per hour range (commensurate with experience) and State of South Dakota employee benefits.

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We ask for a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae, with contact information for three references. For more information about who we are, visit

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!