Managing Editor Technology & Culture

11 September 2019

Managing Editor Technology & Culture

Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press

Eindhoven, the Netherlands area



Foundation for the History of Technology

c/o Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven, the Netherlands



If you are interested in the following role, please send your CV with cover letter to editor-in-chief elect Professor Ruth Oldenziel ( by 30 September 2019.


We are looking for a Managing Editor of Technology and Culture, the quarterly journal of the Society of the History of Technology (SHOT), published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. The position (3 day a week) preferably starts October 2019—or January 2020 at the latest.


The editorial team, based in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), is currently configured as Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, student assistant; Book Review Editor, two Exhibit Editors, and a set of Contributing Editors.


Main responsibilities

The managing editor serves a vital function, overseeing the production of the issue:


Skills & requirements

The managing editor does a great deal of communications work – typically around 30 authors (or more) for each issue (this includes about 20-25 authors of book reviews). In our office, the managing editor also supervises the graduate assistant who is tasked with handling book reviews.


The managing editor should:


The managing editor works together with the editor-in-chief in


The Managing editor runs a tight ship and directs the book editor, exhibit review editors, and the student assistants in the day-to-day operation.


Familiarity with the academic field of history of technology is preferable, but not a prerequisite.


What we offer

The opportunity to contribute to contribute to the leading journal in the field of history of technology. Attractive terms of employment in accordance with the Foundation for the History of Technology’s standard regulations. Ideally, the successful candidate would start in October 2019; an initial employment contract will be for 1 year.


Location and working hours

Candidates must be located in The Netherlands; preferably in the Eindhoven area, but other locations can be considered. The dynamics of the job require–and offer–extra flexibility in terms of the distribution of working hours, as well as the location of the work. Regular presence in Eindhoven is to be expected.


Application process

If you are interested, please send your CV with cover letter to editor-in-chief elect Ruth Oldenziel ( no later than 30 September 2019.


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