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May 5, 2023

Job Vacancy - Digital Humanities Publishing Assistant

Anisa Hawes

Drawing of four mineral formations
A Guide to the Mineral Gallery by Lazarus Fletcher, 1884. British Library Shelfmark: 7104.b.6

Key Information

Employer: ProgHist Ltd, publisher of Programming Historian
Salary: £29,000 (pro rata) + £1000 home office budget
Hours: 0.6 full time equivalent; open-ended contract (subject to 3-month probation)
Location: Remote home working; the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment
Reports to: Digital Humanities Publishing Manager
Responsible for: none

Applications open: 5 May 2023
Applications close: 2 June 2023


Programming Historian is seeking an outstanding Digital Humanities Publishing Assistant to join our global-facing digital humanities team. This is a remote part-time role, offered on an open-ended basis subject to a successful 3-month probationary period.

The candidate’s primary role is to assist our Publishing Manager with providing the services that underpin our multilingual publishing workflow, in support of 4 editorial teams.

These include but are not limited to:

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have a keen attention to detail, excellent organisational and communication skills, and work well in a remote working environment. You will have a demonstrable knowledge of humanities and/or digital humanities in an academic setting. You will possess a high level of cultural awareness and the ability to communicate clearly in English with scholars for whom English is not a first language, both verbally and in writing. This role will involve working within a multilingual Project Team, so a strong familiarity (CEFA A2 or above) with at least one other language (Spanish, French, Portuguese) is a huge asset, as is a willingness to learn one (see below for the annual budget that will be available to the successful candidate for use, in part, for continuing professional development). Much of our publication workflow involves working with GitHub, and while training will be provided, you must be comfortable working with a range of technologies and be interested in learning about their applications within humanities research.

The Programming Historian project is a world-leading pedagogy and digital methods initiative committed to open educational resources and open digital pedagogy. It was the first publication of its kind dedicated to making digital humanities skills accessible to learners anywhere in the world, for free. The project now publishes in four languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese), each of which is supported by a team of academics working across the digital humanities and social sciences. Our four journals have published more than 200 peer-reviewed tutorials, reaching millions of readers around the world.



If you’d like to ask any questions about this role, please write to Anisa Hawes, our Publishing Manager.


Learn more, and find out how to apply in the Job Information Pack.

About the author

Anisa Hawes, Publishing Manager, Programming Historian. ORCID id icon