Somatosphere seeks a Managing Editor to help run the day-to-day operations of the website, as well as to develop new projects and initiatives. The Managing Editor will work with members of the site’s Editorial Collaborative, regular and guest contributors to: oversee the submission, editing, and formatting of posts; manage the site’s social media presence; and aid in developing new series and projects. We are looking for candidates with: strong written and verbal communication skills; experience in editing scholarly writing; familiarity with WordPress, HTML and social media; a background in a particular field of the social sciences and humanities of medicine, health, and science (anthropology, sociology, history, STS, geography, etc.); a commitment to Somatosphere’s aims and potential. Candidates with experience in academic publishing and/or SEO management are particularly welcome.
This is a part-time paid position, with an expected time commitment of approximately 7-10 hours per week. Candidates can be located anywhere geographically, but must have regular internet access.
Somatosphere (http://somatosphere.net) is a collaborative scholarly website which has been covering the social sciences and humanities of medicine, health, and science — and particularly medical anthropology — since 2008.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to Eugene Raikhel, Editor at eraikhel AT uchicago DOT edu by December 1.