Employment

The Biblical Archaeology Society employs an editorial and business staff of approximately 15 professionals. BAS offers student internships during the school year and in the summer. BAS’s office is a stimulating, friendly environment convenient to the Tenleytown Metro station in Washington, DC.

Cover letters and résumés may be emailed, unless otherwise indicated, to jbowman@bib-arch.org, faxed to the attention of Janet Bowman at 202-364-2636, or mailed to Personnel, Biblical Archaeology Society, 4710 41st Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Current Opening:

Position Title: Assistant Editor

Location: Washington, DC

Organization Description:
The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in the Bible lands. BAS educates the public about archaeology and the Bible through its bi-monthly magazine, Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), an award-winning website (www.biblicalarchaeology.org), books and multimedia products, as well as tours and seminars. Our readers rely on us to present the latest scholarship in a fair and accessible manner. BAS serves as an important authority and an invaluable source of reliable information.

Job Description:
The Assistant Editor will work closely with the BAR Managing Editor in the DC office to edit scholarly writing for a popular audience, write short pieces on a variety of topics within Biblical archaeology, copy-edit manuscripts, execute research and perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, Archaeology or a related field (graduate education preferred)
• Strong writing, research and editing skills
• Computer literacy with the Microsoft Office Suite
• Self-starter and independent worker
• Detail-oriented
• Good at taking direction
• Ability to multitask
• Strong interpersonal skills

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, writing sample and contact information for three references to Megan Sauter, Managing Editor, by email at msauter@bib-arch.org.

Work Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: August 26, 2016

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