Job Opening: Media Editor


Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit company publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

The editorial team is looking for a part-time Media Editor to help find and curate images for the website and reach out to photographers.

This is a volunteer position. As a non-profit company we greatly rely on the help of volunteers who are passionate about history.

Responsibilities
  • Find images, videos, and 3D models for articles and educational material on the encyclopedia, in coordination with the responsible editor.
  • Find media for upcoming articles in the editorial calendar, giving editors a choice of already-sourced images to choose from.
  • Find new media sources we have not used previously, such as volunteer photographers or museums.
  • Write to photographers and content creators whose media we are using to inform them that we have published their work.
  • Verify the copyright status of new media content, make sure the attribution is correct and clear usage rights if necessary.
Your Place in the Team
  • You will work from home. We are a completely global company and everyone works digitally.
  • You would report to the Publishing Director, Mark Cartwright.
  • You will work closely with the other editors and the social media manager.
Requirements
  • You are able to invest at least five hours per week, spread throughout the working week. We cannot accept volunteers who cannot commit to this time investment.
  • You must be able to work independently, set your own schedule and stay motivated without face-to-face interactions with colleagues.
  • Your textual communication skills are good: You will be communicating with your colleagues and photographers almost exclusively through email.
  • You must have a basic understanding of copyright law to determine which media can be used and under which conditions.
  • You are skilled at manipulating photographs: straightening, colour correction, resizing.
  • You have access to a photo editing software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Paint Shop Pro, Pixelmator, or equivalent. You must legally own a license.
Please email your application to editor@ancient.eu including a current CV and an email explaining why you want to volunteer for Ancient History Encyclopedia.

Thank you!