H-1960s seeks to recruit an energetic editor or team of editors to commission and edit reviews of recently published books or other scholarly materials on the history, politics, culture, and legacy of the 1960s.
H-Net Reviews has built a strong reputation for scholarly reviews, taking advantage of the flexibility and speed of online publication while maintaining the highest scholarly standards. H-Net Reviews is the largest online archive of professional scholarly reviews, with over 45,000 published reviews since 1993. H-1960s reviews are distributed to over 1,600 network subscribers, 4,200 subscribers of the H-Review listserv, and are freely available on the H-Net Commons and as downloadable pdfs.
Review Editors solicit and edit reviews through H-Net's online reviews management system. H-Net handles all book orders and mailing, provides training on editorial best practices, and provides professional copyediting and technical support. Review Editors have discretion, within the bounds of editorial policies, over which books they commission for review and who to contact as a reviewer. Possible additional areas of review coverage could include conferences, films, teaching materials, or textbooks. Review Editors are expected to serve a renewable two-year term.
To apply, please email a single PDF containing the following to Yelena Kalinsky, H-Net's Associate Director for Research and Publications (email@example.com) by Friday, March 27th: 1) Your C.V., including current contact information; 2) A description of between 250 and 400 words explaining your areas of expertise and offering a brief appraisal of your competing time commitments over the next two years; and 3) A list of at least three representative titles indicating the kinds of books or other scholarly materials that you would anticipate commissioning reviews of. Ph.D. required.
***H-1960s is also still interested in recruiting a new network editors, as described here, and will consider any applications on a rolling basis.