19.263 job as Digital Publications Manager, Berkeley

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 08:24:07 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 263.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 08:04:58 +0100
         From: Robert Hirst <rhirst_at_library.berkeley.edu>
         Subject: job as Digital Publications Manager, Berkeley

Digital Publications Manager Requisition: #3243
Main Campus-Berkeley Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The hiring salary
range is $45100 - $63100.
Closing Date: Open until filled, first review 08/31/2005

Job Description:
Housed in the world's largest collection of materials by and about
Mark Twain, the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library,
University of California, Berkeley, is a scholarly edition committed
to publishing all of the author's significant writings. Relying both
on the research and editorial expertise of its staff and the enormous
resources available in the archive (much of which was bequeathed to
the University by Mark Twain's daughter), MTP has produced and
continues to produce award-winning print critical editions of Mark
Twain's works and his private papers. It has now been funded by the
National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from
the California Digital Library and the University of California
Press, to create a comprehensive electronic edition of Mark Twain's
writings. Responsibilities:
This position will manage the digital critical edition _Mark Twain's
Writings Online_ as well as all other related digital projects for
the Mark Twain Project (MTP). Management will consist of providing
day-to-day leadership in the development and implementation of all
aspects of digital project infrastructure and content, including but
not limited to collaborating with partners, acquiring and supervising
technical staff, establishing work flow and schedules, monitoring
progress, assessing and allocating resources, representing MTP's
interests at conferences and other meetings, and, in consultation
with the General Editor and other staff, determining the overall
direction and vision of the digital project. Requirements & Qualifications:
Knowledge of the standards, theories, and practice of humanities
computing. Knowledge of scholarly textual editing, XML, and the
procedures, guidelines, and policies of the Text Encoding Initiative
(TEI) P4. Knowledge of online publishing procedures, problems, and
possibilities. Understanding of the role digital humanities projects
can play in scholarship and research. Extensive experience encoding
scholarly humanities documents in XML (especially TEI P4).
Proficiency in maintaining and working with relational databases.
Excellent proofreading and copyediting skills.

Preferred Quals: Advanced degree in English, humanities computing, or
an allied field. Knowledge of oXygen, Visio, WordPerfect, XSL, CSS,
HTML, Perl, regular expressions, and content management software.
Knowledge of campus human resources and business policies. Experience
in grant writing preferred.

Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a rapidly growing
institution. Strong multi-tasking skills, including the ability to
prioritize tasks, set schedules, and meet deadlines when there are
many conflicting demands to be met. Demonstrated ability to grasp and
solve complex problems having to do with both practical and abstract
issues surrounding the creation of a digital critical edition.
Willingness and ability to rapidly learn new technical and editorial
skills as necessary. Outstanding ability to communicate effectively
orally and in writing in an academic setting. Strong supervisorial
background and ability to motivate staff, lead discussion, and
mediate conflict. Demonstrated ability to be extremely
detail-oriented and have an eye for error. Demonstrated ability to
manage time effectively, work efficiently, work independently and with a team.

Apply online at: http://jobs.berkeley.edu indicating the job code 3243.
Received on Thu Sep 08 2005 - 03:41:12 EDT

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