Jobs/Jun 13, 2022

Editorial Assistant for Studies in Late Antiquity

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Studies in Late Antiquity (SLA) is a journal that provides a forum for scholarly research on global Late Antiquity (150 - 750 CE). This field-leading, international journal is published quarterly by University of California Press and is currently operated at Princeton University. We seek an editorial assistant for SLA who will oversee editorial management of the day-to-day operations of the journal. This is a one-year term position, subject to renewal based on performance and funding.

The primary responsibilities of the editorial assistant will include coordinating the peer-review, copy-editing, production and publication processes of the journal. In addition, the editorial assistant will provide organizational and logistical support for the senior Editorial team of the journal, including oversight of the book-review team, coordination of bi-annual meetings of the Editorial Board, and promotion of the journal.


  • PhD and minimum one year of experience
  • Proficiency in several editorial computer packages
  • Skills and knowledge in relevant research, editorial, and administrative software
  • Knowledge of the study of the ancient Mediterranean and West Asian world from one or more disciplinary perspectives (e.g., history, art history, archaeology, comparative literature, religious studies, linguistics)
  • Experience conducting historical research

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Skills and experience in editing, copyediting, proofreading, and managing the editorial process
  • Multilingual a plus, especially in one or more languages of modern scholarship (e.g., German, French, Italian, Hebrew) and one or more languages of the ancient or late ancient world (e.g., Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic)