The Columbia Journal of History: Staff Application

The Columbia Journal of History (CJH) is a publication of the Undergraduate History Council at Columbia University. We review student submissions from history departments across the United States and abroad, and then select the most exemplary among them to be published in the Journal. CJH is formally sponsored by the Columbia Department of History and Columbia University Libraries. We are a founding member of the Society of Undergraduate History Journals (SUHJ); we also maintain close personal relationships with the Yale Historical Review, the Vanderbilt Historical Review, History Matters, and the Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History.

The Managing Editor is responsible for the development of two accepted papers which includes:

• formal communications between CJH and the two accepted authors
• four editors split evenly between the two accepted papers
• structuring the editorial process to adhere to the given deadlines

The Editor is responsible for aiding the Managing Editor and a co-Editor on one accepted paper.

The Copy Editor / Source Reviewer is responsible for aiding the Managing Editor and Editors on once accepted paper.

The Communications / PR Officer is responsible for maintaining all of CJH's outreach and ongoing relationships.

Please note that the CJH Editorial Board is constrained to the following parameters:

3-4 Managing Editors
12-15 Editors
4-7 Copy Editors / Source Reviewers

Please also note that the CAHI (Columbia Art History Initiative) Editorial Board is capped to 8 Editors.

Though not all the fields are required, we highly encourage applicants to complete as much as possible. If you wish to rescind your application, please immediately email us from the email you provided during your application. Furthermore, if you would like to provide us with any further materials in support of your application, feel free to email us at the same address.

The application will close Sunday, January 27th 2019 at 11:59 PM. Interviews will be administered at the discretion of the Columbia Journal of History Staff between Monday, January 28th and Sunday, February 3rd. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than Monday, February 4th, 2019 (not all applicants may receive interview requests).

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Email address *
Name *
First and last name
Phone number *
What year are you? *
Are you a history major or concentrator? *
If yes (or prospective), what is your specialization?
To which position are you applying? *
If other, please describe what you can bring to the Journal.
Do you intend on going abroad in the Fall 2019? *
What qualifications do you possess?
What history courses have you taken, if any?
What other commitments will you have for the Spring semester?
Brief 100-200 word autobiography.
Writing Sample (1000-2500 words)
Resume / CV
How were you referred to this application? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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