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Assistant Editor

Join a team of enthusiastic urban historians who are committed to building a global online community of people who love studying cities. As an Assistant Editor, you will contribute to the growth of The Metropole and help our team put out the best, most polished content possible. Editing for a blog is a great way to read a broad variety of the most recent scholarship, keeping you up to date on literature in your field and beyond. Editing other writers’ work can also help you become a better writer. And finally, you’ll maximize your engagement with the supportive, kind, and funny membership of the Urban History Association—a benefit that can’t be quantified or overstated.

Qualifications:

  • M.A., ABD, or Ph.D. in urban-related field
  • Strong line editing and copy editing skills
  • Must be a clear and consistent communicator, which includes responding to emails in a timely manner
  • Able to devote 5 hours per month

Requirements:

  • Read and provide line and copy edits of submissions and promptly return them to Senior Editors. Commenting or providing feedback on content is appreciated but not required.
  • Work with Senior Editors to manage a multi-step editorial process, including setting deadlines and maintaining a publication calendar.
  • Promote the blog on social media and via in-person networking at conferences and events

Although this is a volunteer position, we recognize the value of all labor. To the best of our abilities, we will provide training and feedback in transferable skills such as editing, project management, and team collaboration. This position also has the potential for extensive networking, reading broadly across sub-disciplines, and contributing to the growth of The Metropole and the Urban History Association.

To apply, please email us (uhacommunicationsteam at gmail dot com) a short cover letter (1-2 paragraphs is fine) introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the position.


Blog Ambassador

Join a team of enthusiastic urban historians who are committed to building a global online community of people who love studying cities. As a Blog Ambassador, you will contribute to the growth of The Metropole’s readership, following, and engagement. In this role, you’ll maximize your engagement with the supportive, kind, and funny membership of the Urban History Association—a benefit that can’t be quantified or overstated.

Qualifications:

  • Basic familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit platforms
  • Familiarity with hashtags, internet lingo, gifs, and online culture
  • Common sense
  • Devote 2-3 hours per month to blog-related social media outreach

Requirements:

  • Publicize all posts from The Metropole as well as UHA announcements and inspire people to click through to content.
  • Maintain active conversation with UHA members.
  • Encourage engagement with blog content (liking posts, leaving comments).
  • Attend periodic (2-4 times per year) video conferences to hear updates from editors on upcoming series, posts, book reviews, and contests.

Although this is a volunteer position, it provides an opportunity for extensive networking, reading broadly across sub-disciplines, and contributing to the growth of The Metropole and the Urban History Association.

To apply, please email us (uhacommunicationsteam at gmail dot com) a short cover letter (1-2 paragraphs is fine) introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the position.

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