|Salary:||£24,285 to £27,131 (Grade 5)|
|Placed On:||2nd February 2023|
|Closes:||26th February 2023|
Applications are invited for the post of Public Engagement and Press Co-ordinator for the Antiquity journal. Antiquity (www.antiquity.ac.uk) is a world archaeology journal publishing archaeological research on all periods, regions, theories and methods. The purpose of the role will be to coordinate the promotion of the journal through traditional press and social media channels in order to increase the profile and usage of both new and archive articles. This role is intended to contribute to the ongoing internationalisation of the journal, both in terms of readers and contributors, consolidating! existing usage and promoting a greater international presence. You will manage our busy social media accounts, and liaise with authors and journali sts to promote public engagement with archaeological research published in the journal.
Antiquity is owned by the Antiquity Trust, a registered charity, and is produced by Antiquity Publications Ltd in partnership with Cambridge University Press. The editorial office is based in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University and is solely responsible for the academic standards, production, development and management of the journal. Each year, the Antiquity office edits and publishes approximately 2000 pages of print and digital content digital output, serving the global archaeology community.
Antiquity is currently based in Durham University’s Department of Archaeology. Durham is one of the UK’s top Departments of Archaeology with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. We are regularly ranked as one of the top three Archaeology departments in the UK (e.g. Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, The Guardian University Guide 2022, and one of the top five globally (World University QS rankings 2022). Our expertise covers a broad chronological and geographical span, from the Palaeolithic to the present-day, and from South Asia to the Mediterranean, Europe and the British Isles, We have a strong research presence in the Middle East that embraces fieldwork, visual and material culture studies and bioarchaeology. We have a range of cutting-edge laboratories, including well-developed facilities for isotope and aDNA research, extensive commercial infrastructure, and an established network with the heritage sector. The Department of Archaeology works closely with staff in two Durham University museums: the Oriental Museum and the Museum of Archaeology. These house some outstanding archaeological collections, including East Asian and Middle and Near Eastern material. For further information on our current projects, research and teaching, see www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology.
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