Honorary Editor

  • Job Reference: 00000034-1
  • Date Posted: 19 December 2018
  • Recruiter: CILIP Local Studies Group
  • Location: UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part-time

Job Description

CILIP Local Studies Group (LSG) is looking for a new Honorary Editor to edit our print journal Local Studies Librarian and join our Committee as a volunteer. LSG is a friendly and informal Committee dedicated to supporting local studies librarians.

The main duties consist of:

  • To edit one edition per year of Local Studies Librarian, by selecting articles, news items and illustrations
  • To supply copy to the printers and deal with relevant administration matters
  • To attend committee meetings (twice a year, usually in London)
  • To work with other officers and committee members to create content for the journal

Previous experience of working as a editor in a similar capacity, either paid or voluntarily, is desirable but not essential. The role would provide excellent experience or evidence of continuing professional development for those working towards Chartership or Fellowship. If in employment, ensure you have the full support of your employer.


Contact alicelocalstudies@outlook.com if you’d like to apply, or to discuss this role further.

Our previous editor, Diana Dixon, is happy to answer questions about the role. Email diana.dixon@cilip.org.uk  

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019