Seeking Researcher/Writer/Editor

SEEKING EDITOR/WRITER/RESEARCHER

Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail

Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc. is currently seeking an editor/writer/researcher for the Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail project. The ideal person will have expertise in African American history, knowledge of Prince George’s County history and experience writing for multiple audiences including print materials and website text. This consultant position involves a review of existing documents in order to produce concise web-ready text. In addition to editing, some writing and (minimal) research will be necessary. Final written text will be published in brochures, incorporated into trail signage and posted onto a website. A web-developer is currently producing a website specifically for this project.

The goal of the Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail project is to interpret and educate the public about the history of African American Civil Rights in Prince George’s County. Several sites within the county have been identified for their significance to the African American civil rights movement in the 20th Century. The project is slated to provide interpretive signage at each of these identified sites. Additionally, this project will explore a range of civil rights struggles spanning the length of the 20th century including the identification and analysis of relevant themes.

Necessary qualifications:

•             Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of African American heritage and historic sites

•             Familiarity with Prince George’s County history

•             Excellent writing and editing skills

•             Solid research experience

•             Strong attention to detail

•             Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

•             Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

•             Knowledge of web development a plus

Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Inc., is a non-profit Certified Maryland Heritage Area management entity, with offices in Hyattsville, MD. The organization seeks to preserve and promote the history, art, culture, and natural resources of the Certified Maryland Heritage Area in northern Prince George’s County. In addition to Maryland Milestones, the Civil Rights Trail project is informed by the Prince George’s County History Consortium in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Black History Program. The project is grant funded through the National Park Service.

Qualified individuals with immediate availability may forward a cover letter, resume, and writing sample for consideration. Responses are due by Friday, September 20, 2019. 

Kirstin Falk

Heritage Programs Project Manager

Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc.

Kirstin@anacostiatrails.org

The position of writer/editor/researcher is a part-time, temporary, consultant position which could start as early as September 2019 with an anticipated end-date of January 2020. Maryland Milestones is offering a stipend, based upon qualifications, not to exceed $10,000, to help offset expenses.