Job Listing: Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

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We are seeking a colleague to join our Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) team. The digitally-born Encyclopedia Virginia is a free, reliable, multimedia resource that attempts to tell the inclusive story of Virginia for students, teachers, and communities that seek to understand how the past informs the present and the future.

We are looking for an editor who can identify and recruit scholars on all aspects of Virginia history and culture to write for our site, and then edit the entries they produce so that they will be accessible to the general public. The editor reports to the director and will coordinate with the media editor and assistant editor to integrate primary resources, media, virtual tours, podcasts, and other multimedia elements into the finished entry. Since EV is an ever-evolving site, we are in search of a creative editor who can oversee the workflow from a raw entry to a final published piece as well as envision new ways to use or improve our site. Because public history is key to our mission, the editor must be able to write and speak to a variety of audiences at conferences, schools and across social media platforms, to represent who we are and what we do. The editor will also provide occasional support to the Virginia Humanities communications team.

Virginia Humanities is a unit of the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia is “fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.”

At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We deeply value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preference will be given to candidates with a degree in history or humanities
  • Three years of experience with editing and developing workflows for web and/or scholarly publications is required, preference will be given to candidates with five years or more of experience.

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