Executive officers of the Small Programs Interest Group (SPIG) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication are accepting applications for the co-editor and managing editor positions of Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication (TJMC). Each of the positions is a two-year, renewable term.
The co-editor and managing editor appointments will begin during the fall semester of 2012, following the publication of the Fall 2012 issue. The selected editors will work peripherally with the current editors for one issue of the journal to aid with continuity. This term will end in December 2014, to perpetuate the simultaneous work of new and current editors.
TJMC is an online, peer-refereed journal devoted to highlighting peer-reviewed research, essays, articles and multimedia presentations that focus on teaching journalism, public relations, advertising and related mass communication curricula from a perspective that blends theory and practice. TJMC is published twice yearly by SPIG.
Applicants should be able to write and edit clearly and concisely, have an understanding and appreciation of a broad range of research methods, have knowledge of the literature of mass communication, have an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning in journalism and mass communication programs in colleges and universities where the emphasis is on teaching.
Applicants must be AEJMC and SPIG members in good standing and must remain so throughout the duration of their roles with TJMC.
Co-editor responsibilities may be divided among co-editors according to skill set. They include:
- Providing a clear vision for the direction of the Journal.
- Communicating with and assisting authors throughout the publication process
- Selecting a pool of competent reviewers to reach conclusions and make decisions on manuscripts in a timely fashion
- Making executive decisions regarding which manuscripts to publish
- Assigning revisions to manuscript authors
- Overseeing and managing the journal website
Managing editor responsibilities include:
- Serving as lead copy editor
- Recruiting and managing a team of copy editors who will maintain the APA standards of the journal
- Working with manuscript authors on style revisions
Application deadline: July 1, 2012.
Please submit a 1) letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) a two-page explanation of your philosophy of scholarship and the role of scholarship in teaching, 4) a piece of your research, and 5) a list of three references electronically to SPIG head, Susan Lewis, at email@example.com.
Interviews will be scheduled on August 8 and 9, 2012, during the annual AEJMC meeting in Chicago. Alternate arrangements will be made if an applicant is not able to attend the convention.
The SPIG executive committee will recommend appointments following the interviews. The SPIG head will distribute the executive committee’s recommendation at the August 10 business meeting, and the membership will vote on whether to accept the recommendation during that meeting.