Join the editorial team for VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network!

Seeking Expressions of Interest for a new Managing Editor and/or Commissioning Editors for VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network.

Woman with wax tablets and stylus (so-called “Sappho”). Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The Australian Women’s History Network is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from emerging and established historians who are interested in becoming new members of the editorial team for VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network.

EOIs are sought for a Managing Editor and/or Commissioning Editors. The Managing Editor role will generally require more prior experience with academic publishing.

These positions entail commissioning and editing new academic blogs for publication with VIDA and promoting them on social media. The amount of time dedicated to these roles is fully negotiable and flexible all year round. These are voluntary leadership roles within the Australian Women’s History Network; as such, these roles are unremunerated.

Established in 2016, VIDA is now in its eighth year of production. In that time, the editorial team has produced 250 blogs from historians, feminist scholars, political scientists, literary scholars, GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) practitioners, and journalists based in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, South Africa, and the United States.

Being part of the editorial team is a great way to build your career in the university sector, the public history and heritage sector, or the GLAM sector. These roles give you the opportunity to shape the Australian Women’s History Network’s public engagement and establish connections with emerging and leading scholars in the field, both nationally and internationally.

Selection Criteria


  • Expertise in feminist, gender, and women’s history and/or humanities, critical race studies, feminist theory, or queer theory at the postgraduate level or beyond;
  • Knowledge of emerging scholarship in feminist, gender, and women’s history; and
  • Knowledge of current trends in historical practice, including digital history.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with Managing Editor Ana Stevenson and Commissioning Editor Vera Mackie;
  • Shape academic research communication and writing for public engagement;
  • Lead email communication with scholars at all levels, from higher degree by research candidates to professors;
  • Use Content Managing Systems (e.g., WordPress or Wix);
    • Alternatively, have confidence and experience with Learning Management Systems (e.g., Moodle or Blackboard) and a willingness to learn Content Managing Systems;
  • Identify images in the public domain or with creative commons licensing; and
  • Create content for social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Mastadon, Threads, or BlueSky).

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Depending on experience and institutional affiliation, possible supervision of Summer Research Scholars and/or Higher Degree by Research Internships.


  • EOIs should be 1-2 pages in length, accompanied by a brief Curriculum Vitae.
  • To formulate your EOI, please respond to the criteria associated with this voluntary role outlined in the Experience, Core Responsibilities, and Additional Responsibilities.
  • Experience in all areas is not necessary, but please respond to as many of the points as you can.
  • Please submit these details via email to Managing Editor Ana Stevenson by Friday 8 March 2024.

EOIs are welcome from historians at all levels who can address most of the selection criteria.


If you are interested in these positions but are unsure of what they may entail, please feel free to reach out to Dr Ana Stevenson ( for further information.

Please feel free to circulate this information widely. To download this EOI as a PDF, click here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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