[Posted on behalf of Robert Hirst]
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
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
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
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
Apply online at http://jobs.berkeley.edu indicating the job code 3243.