The Editorial Board of the History Workshop Journal is looking for a part-time administrator to manage the administrative and financial functions of the journal’s editorial process. The job involves an average of six hours’ work a week.


The post-holder will:

  • distribute new editorial submissions to the editorial collective; collate editors’ reviews; maintain and update the log of all submissions with reviews; liaise with editors and contributors on the content of issues; and issue all rejection and acceptance letters;
  • liaise with our publisher, Oxford University Press, on general matters and those pertaining to sales, distribution, and promotion;
  • organise and attend meetings of the editorial collective (roughly every six weeks); prepare and distribute meeting minutes;
  • attend to all matters pertaining to Journal finances, including all banking and bookkeeping; the payment of invoices; the preparation and submission of the monthly payroll and annual Journal accounts to our accountant; and play an active role in decisions regarding short- and long-term investments;
  • prepare and submit the Journal’s annual report to the Charity Commission;
  • liaise with authors, members of the editorial collective, publisher, accountants and the Charity Commission; regular collection of mail from the London PO Box.


We are looking for someone who:

  • has administrative experience
  • can work independently
  • has good IT skills
  • has experience of basic accounting
  • can attend afternoon and occasional weekend meetings, usually in London
  • has good oral and written communication skills
  • is very organised
  • has an interest in history


Applicants for the position should send a single Word or PDF document containing (i) a short CV (maximum 2pp), (ii) contact details of two referees, and (iii) cover letter (maximum 1p) outlining their experience and suitability for the position to:  [email protected] no later than 24 October 2012. 


Applicants will be contacted if they are shortlisted by 6 November.  Interviews will held in central London on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 November.


Please direct all enquiries relating to this position in the first instance to Kathleen McIlvenna  at [email protected]