Opportunity: Public Engagement Editor for the American Prison Newspapers
July 15, 2021 Opportunities
Reveal Digital, a part of ITHAKA, has recently launched a new open access collection featuring newspapers edited and produced by individuals who have been or are currently incarcerated in the United States.
American Prison Newspapers: 1800–2020 was funded by a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the collection is fully available on JSTOR.
As part of this project, JSTOR DAILY is looking for a Public Engagement Editor who will, “support the success of Reveal Digital’s American Prison Newspapers: 1800-2020, an open access digital collection of newspapers edited and produced by individuals who have been or are currently incarcerated. The Public Engagement Editor will work to acquire, edit, write, and publish original stories that enable discovery of, and public engagement with, Reveal Digital’s American Prison Newspapers collection on JSTOR Daily, ITHAKA’s online magazine that reaches over 6 million readers a year. The editor’s work will raise awareness among the general public about prison journalism and publications as well as the underlying conditions of systemic racism and mass incarceration under which this work was and is produced.”
**Note this is a fixed term, grant-funded position for 18 months.**