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Institut für Zeitgeschichte: Editor (f/m/d) for English Translation, 15.2.

Editor (f/m/d) 100% E13 TV-L for English Translation

English translation of the Document Edition: “The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by Nazi Germany 1933-1945”

The Federal Archives, the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ), and the University of Freiburg in cooperation with Yad Vashem invite applications for the position of an Editor for the following project:
English translation of the Document Edition: “The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by Nazi Germany 1933-1945” (www.edition-judenverfolgung.de)

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • A completed PhD in Modern history or a closely related subject
  • Working experience in historical document editing or editing experience in publishing houses in the humanities
  • Excellent knowledge of Holocaust History, History of WW II and Jewish History in Europe
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and interact effectively with other staff, the editorial board and the staff of the German document edition
  • Native or at least excellent proficiency in English
  • Excellent knowledge of German

The successful candidate is expected to contribute strongly to the management of the translation of the German-language edition: “Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933-1945”. This edition comprises 16 volumes with over 5,000 documents of victims, perpetrators and bystanders of the Holocaust. All important stages and aspects of the persecution and destruction of the Jewish populations in Europe will be presented in the edition.

The editor will organise the translation process from various languages into English and is expected to check the accuracy of the translations according to set guidelines as well as to ensure the cooperation with the funding institutions, editorial board, and publishing house.

The person must have experience in XML editing and database management.

This is a full time position for the duration of one year, available from April 2019 or as soon as possible. If further funding will be provided the prolongation of the post is desired. This post is based in Berlin-Lichterfelde at the Institute for Contemporary History.

The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

Closing Date: 15 February 2019

Interview Date: provisionally 20/21 February 2019

Informal enquiries may be addressed to PD Dr. Susanne Heim (heim[at]ifz-muenchen.de).
Please send your application as one pdf-file only via email to: vej[at]ifz-muenchen.de

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


Available at https://www.ifz-muenchen.de/das-institut/stellenpraktika/stellenpraktika-detail/datum/28/1/2019/editor-f-m-d-100-e13-tv-l-for-english-translation/


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