LINGUIST List 12.1093

Fri Apr 20 2001

Jobs: Lexicographer/Editor for OED, New York, USA

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  1. Vashti Clark, Lexicographer: Editor/Senior Editor at Oxford University Press, New York USA

Message 1: Lexicographer: Editor/Senior Editor at Oxford University Press, New York USA

Date: 19 Apr 2001 15:01:30 -0000
From: Vashti Clark <>
Subject: Lexicographer: Editor/Senior Editor at Oxford University Press, New York USA

Rank of Job: Editor/Senior Editor
Areas Required: Lexicographer
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Oxford University Press
Department: Oxford English Dictionary
State or Province: New York
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: 15 May 2001
Contact: Vashti Clark

Address for Applications:
198 Madison Avenue
New York
NY 10016

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford University Press

Position Title: Editor/Senior Editor, Oxford English Dictionary

Location: New York, New York (NOTE: This is not a telecommuting

Reporting to: Principal Editor, the Oxford English Dictionary's North
American Editorial Unit

Job Summary: Writing and editing North American English entries for the


* Writing new entries for historical and modern American English,
Canadian English, and Caribbean English terms

* Editing existing OED entries for North American English terms

* Reviewing general OED text to ensure proper coverage of North
American English

* Conducting or supervising lexical research, in libraries or online

* Recruiting and managing contributors to the North American Reading 

* Assisting the Principal Editor in day-to-day management of department


The candidate should have graduate training in the humanities
(preferably English), and several years' experience in lexicography. A
clear, elegant writing style and the ability to analyze complex
lexical data accurately and rapidly on-screen are essentials for the
post. The successful candidate should also be expert in the history
of the English language, especially in America, and should possess a
keen awareness of cultural change in America from the sixteenth
century up to today.

Salary and title commensurate with experience.

Please apply with a cover letter and C.V. to Helene Klappert, Oxford
University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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