Job Posting for Assistant Editor of Biblical Archaeology Society in Washington, DC (Application Deadline August 26, 2016)

The Biblical Archaeology Society in Washington, DC, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Editor through August 26, 2016.

Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 364-3300
Position Title: Assistant Editor
Location: Washington, DC

Organization Description:
The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization dedicated to the dissemination of information about archaeology in the Bible lands. BAS educates the public about archaeology and the Bible through its bi-monthly magazine, Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), an award-winning website (, books and multimedia products, as well as tours and seminars. Our readers rely on us to present the latest scholarship in a fair and accessible manner. BAS serves as an important authority and an invaluable source of reliable information.

Job Description:
The Assistant Editor will work closely with the BAR Managing Editor to edit scholarly writing for a popular audience, write short pieces on a variety of topics within Biblical archaeology, copy-edit manuscripts, execute research and perform administrative tasks as assigned.

A bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, Archaeology or a related field (graduate education preferred)

  • Strong writing, research and editing skills
  • Computer literacy with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-starter and independent worker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good at taking direction
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, writing sample and contact information for three references to Megan Sauter, Managing Editor, by email at

Work Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: August 26, 2016