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The HistoryMakers seeks to hire full-time Video Oral History Processors/Publishers to audit/edit, segment, write descriptive narrative descriptions and archivally process the life oral history interviews in The HistoryMakers Collection that are housed permanently at the Library of Congress and making accessible to users worldwide via The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Those hired must have a background in African American, American, women and gender studies, anthropology, social history, economics, politics, STEM/medicine, the arts, library or information science or other related fields and will work as part of a publishing team that will process and add 40-45 interviews/month to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive (each interview averages 4-6 hours in length). The person hired must have excellent writing skills. He/she must also have prior experience as a proofreader/editor and be an expert researcher and writer who can accurately describe in a concise and accurate manner the contents of each videotaped segment. The interviews cover 20th century history interviews across a wide variety of occupations, geographic areas and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.). The Processor/Publisher will be responsible for:
Candidates must have strong administrative skills (type 65 wpm), be naturally detailed, and possess superior proofreading and organizational skills. Prior experience with detailed paper file, desktop and electronic file management along with prior experience working with databases a must. Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to have sustained focus and an interest in furthering The HistoryMakers mission and growth.
Salary begins at $45,000 per year. The HistoryMakers also offers a competitive benefits package that includes 403(b), PTO, health, vision and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement and school loan repayment assistance.