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🔗Historic Publications Editor for North Carolina Civil War Roster Project

  • Full Time
  • Raleigh, NC
  • $39,456 - $48,270 USD / Year
  • Job Summary: This full-time permanent position serves as one of two editors of North Carolina Troops, 1861–1865: A Roster. Primary responsibilities include researching, compiling, checking, and contextualizing records of North Carolina’s soldiers and sailors.
  • Job Qualifications:

    To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. In order to qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSA’s listed below:

    Must have knowledge of mid-nineteenth century United States history.
    Demonstrated experience conducting historical research in primary and secondary sources.
    Must be able to read mid-nineteenth-century cursive handwriting.
    Demonstrated skills in writing historical material for an adult audience.
    Must have experience producing finished copy according to a production schedule, subject to supervisor’s review.
    Must have a valid NC Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
    Management preference:
    Knowledge of Civil War history, particularly Union Army operations in North Carolina.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
    Master’s degree in English, journalism, history, or related field from an appropriately accredited institution;

    or

    Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, history, or related field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in a profession requiring research and/or editing as a major job skill;

    or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • How to Apply:

    https://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3700091

  • Job benefits: https://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/benefits
  • Application URL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3700091

Website North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The Division of Historical Resources within the Office of Archives and History is home to four programs. The work of these programs is diverse from marking historic places with highway historical markers to helping drive economic growth by aiding the rehabilitation of historic buildings to aiding constituents with preserving archaeological sites. From popular paperback books about the Wright Brothers, legends, lighthouses, pirates, and the Civil War, to resources for historical and genealogical researchers, the Historical Publications Section offers more than 160 titles that reflect the rich variety of Tar Heel history. The section has high research and editorial standards for the books, articles, maps, and other materials that it publishes, so you can always trust the accuracy of our materials. All Historical Publications titles are distributed by UNC Press through their fulfillment partner Longleaf Services.

This full-time permanent position serves as one of two editors of North Carolina Troops, 1861–1865: A Roster. Primary responsibilities include researching, compiling, checking, and contextualizing records of North Carolina’s soldiers and sailors and preparing new volumes in the series in cooperation with the other series editor and publications staff. This position reports to the research supervisor in the Historical Research Office.

Key Responsibilities:
The principal responsibility of the editor of the Civil War Roster will be to compile and prepare lists of units and troops based on primary and secondary sources. This work entails historical research, fact-checking, and editorial judgment. The editor may also contribute research and/or writing to unit histories and narratives. As a member of the Historical Research and Publications office, the editor may contribute to other research and publication projects for the Office of Archives and History.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Conducting research on North Carolina Civil War soldiers, sailors, and units, particularly US Colored Troops and other Federal service members
Preparing and checking drafts of troop rosters
Writing and editing unit histories
Preparing front matter, index, and cover
Adhering to production schedule and space considerations
Collecting information for addenda/errata files
Responding to public requests for information

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