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Call For Editors

Transition period begins January 1, 2020
Official term is January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024

Application Deadline: April 17, 2019

The Mass Communication and Society (MC&S) Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is now seeking applications for Editor for Mass Communication and Society, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Mass Communication and Society, the MC&S division's flagship publication, is a refereed journal that publishes articles from a wide variety of perspectives and approaches that advance mass communication theory, especially at the societal or macro social level. It draws heavily from many other disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, law, and history. Methodologically, journal articles employ qualitative and quantitative methods, survey research, ethnography, laboratory experiments, historical methods, and legal analysis. 

The responsibilities of the Editor of Mass Communication and Society are to complete the following tasks:

  • Monitor submissions throughout the review process using our automated file-management system, ScholarOne
  • Assign manuscripts to Associate Editors
  • Make decisions about manuscripts based on recommendations from the Associate Editors
  • Provide the final proofread of manuscripts to be published
  • Manage editorial assistants
  • Nominate potential Associate Editors and Editorial Board members to the Executive Board
  • Select guest editors and assist in management of guest-edited journal issues
  • Provide annual reports to the Executive Board and to the MC&S Division
  • Collaborate with Taylor & Francis, the publisher of Mass Communication and Society, to publish yearly statistics
  • Chair the Mass Communication and Society Editorial Board meeting at the AEJMC annual conference
  • Sit on annual committees charged with selecting the MC&S division research grant, outstanding reviewer, and outstanding article award winners
  • Serve as liaison between the publisher and MC&S
  • Complete other journal-related tasks as requested by MC&S

The position has a term of three years (starting January 1, 2020), with the potential for reappointment and an annual stipend of approximately $8,240 from the publisher. The division will provide additional support of up to $5,000 to cover editor expenses related to the administration of the journal. Also, financial support will be provided for yearly support for an editorial assistant (up to $10,000 for the academic year and up to $5,000 for summer). Stipends are also provided to associate, guest, and book review editors.

Application: To apply, candidates should send:

  1. a brief (500-word maximum) statement that outlines the candidate’s vision for the journal;
  2. a two-page summary curriculum vitae/resume; and
  3. a letter of support from the candidate’s supervisor (chair, director or dean).

    The successful applicant should demonstrate evidence of the following skills:
  • A doctoral-level qualification in communication area(s)
  • Editor or Associate Editor (or commensurate) experience for a peer reviewed, impact factor journal
  • Commitment and knowledge of scholarship in a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding media and its impact on society
  • A thorough understanding of AEJMC and APA ethical codes and APA and MC&S guidelines
  • Applicants must hold a current professional membership with the MC&S division

Applications should be assembled as a single PDF file and emailed to Dr. Carol J. Pardun, editor selection committee chair (pardunc@mailbox.sc.edu) and Dr. Nan Yu, MC&S Division Vice-Head (Nan.Yu@ucf.edu).

The application deadline is April 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

Inquiries about the position should be sent to editorial selection committee chair, Dr. Carol J. Pardun (pardun@mailbox.sc.edu) or MC&S Division Head, Dr. Jay Hmielowski (jhmielowski@wsu.edu).

Mass Communication and Society

Mass Communication and Society’s mission is to publish articles from a wide variety of perspectives and approaches that advance mass communication theory, especially at the societal or macrosocial level. It draws heavily from many other disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, law, and history. Methodologically, journal articles employ qualitative and quantitative methods, survey research, ethnography, laboratory experiments, historical methods, and legal analysis.

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