Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Associate Editor

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is seeking a fulltime Associate Editor to join our team! 

Since its beginnings in 1855, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has served the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) to collect, preserve, and share the stories of the Midwest. Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, the Press is a leading publisher of trade and educational books on Wisconsin history and culture. The Press publishes 12–15 new titles per year, along with the quarterly Wisconsin Magazine of History. For additional information on the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, visit wisconsinhistory.org/whspress.

The Associate Editor is responsible for tasks related to the planning, acquiring, and editing of Society Press publications. Core tasks include guiding authors through the preparation and submission of proposals and manuscripts; coordinating the proposal review process; preparing pre-acquisition materials, including memos, reader’s reports, rejection letters, and P&Ls (profit & loss analyses); drafting and processing contracts; communicating with authors and other content partners to ensure acquired materials meet Press requirements; and maintaining detailed records for projects in all stages. The Associate Editor also provides support to Press editors, including facilitating expert reviews; managing the hiring of freelance copyeditors; and maintaining the Press house style guide and editorial process manual. The Associate Editor reports to the Press Director. This position requires in-person work; a portion may be worked remotely, according to WHS remote work guidelines.

For details, pay range, and application instructions visit wisc.jobs and search for "associate editor." Applications are due at 11:59PM on January 24, 2022.

Contact Information

Wisconsin Historical Society Press
816 State Street
Contact Phone: 
(608) 261-1385