The South Dakota Historical Society Press, an award-winning publisher located in the heart of the Northern Great Plains, seeks a Production Coordinator/Editorial Assistant. This early-career position will work closely with our books and quarterly journal.
Production duties will include: working with our network of designers, typesetters, indexers, and illustrators; keeping book and journal projects on schedule; managing e-books and open-access projects; acting as a liaison between the Press and freelance workers; transmitting final proofs to printers; and securing copyright permissions. This position will work under the direction of the Marketing Director and the Managing Editor of South Dakota History. Other duties will include copyediting, proofreading, and working with images as part of our editorial team.
This position requires experience with project management and strong communication skills. 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). Candidates 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.
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 $18-$20 per hour range (commensurate with experience) and benefits. This position is administered by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.
To apply, please email a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae with names and contact information for 3-5 references to Dr. Dedra Birzer, South Dakota Historical Society Press Director, at Dedra.Birzer@state.sd.us. Our website is sdhspress.com. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15, 2021.