Tate’s Research Department is looking for freelance editorial assistants to help edit scholarly texts for online publication and assist with related tasks.
Tate’s Research Department aims to help realise the scholarly potential of work undertaken at Tate and with external partners. It leads and supports research activity in a wide range of subject areas, and also directly manages a number of research projects. Many of these have sizeable outputs, which are increasingly published on Tate’s website. For information about research undertaken at Tate, and in particular the range of online publications and current projects, please see http://www.tate.org.uk/research.
We are looking for one or more Editorial Assistants who will be able to undertake a range of tasks on collection research projects on a flexible basis, with fees to be agreed. Projects that are currently being worked upon include issues of Tate Papers, Tate’s online research journal, Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, and several In Focus projects.
Tasks may include: editing scholarly texts for content and for style following Tate Style; liaising with authors; maintaining records and schedules; clearing copyright; liaising with members of the collection research team and with authors.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills and an ability to edit scholarly texts with speed and rigour to high professional standards. They should have a post-graduate degree in art history or related fields. A record of relevant research publications would be desirable, though not essential. Candidates should have experience of working collaboratively and be available to work on these projects on a freelance basis over a period of 3–6 months.
If you are interested in undertaking editorial work for Tate’s Research Department on a freelance basis, please send an email to Christopher Griffin, Collection Research Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) setting out your qualifications, interest in the work, and your availability. Please attach your C.V. and relevant examples of scholarly writing.
Recruitment of freelance Editorial Assistants will be undertaken periodically from January 2014 onwards.