Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Consumption Markets & Culture

Deadline
15 October 2021

About the Role

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Consumption Markets & Culture?

Consumption Markets & Culture (https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=gcmc20) focuses on consumerism and the markets as the site of social behaviour and discourse. It encourages discussion of the role of management and organisations in society, especially in terms of production, consumption, colonialism, globalisation, business performance and labour conditions. Combining theories of culture, media, gender, anthropology, literary criticism, and consumption with analyses of business and management, the journal is international in its scope and iconoclastic in its aims. The editor considers marketing to be the ultimate social practice of postmodernity, blending art and commerce and requiring the constant renewal of styles, forms and images. Educating readers about the conscious and planned practice of signification and representation is, thus, the journal’s primary aim; its second is to take part in inquiring in and construction of the material conditions and meanings of consumption and production.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the enthusiasm and vision to drive the journal forward. The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the journal, and will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and system, including the journal online editorial office system, ScholarOne, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your strategic decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. It is a significant role, with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.

Application Procedure:

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Active in the scholarly community with extensive personal networks
  • Confident in engaging with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with authors, reviewers, editorial team members, and the in-house publishing team at Taylor & Francis

The successful candidate will be expected to assume the role with immediate effect.

Submitting your Application 

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Vicki Whittaker, Head of Portfolio, at [email protected]. If you wish to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV and a vision statement to Portfolio Manager, Sanna Zahoor, at [email protected]. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would effectively manage the editorial and peer review operations of the journal
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

We will consider applications from individuals. The closing date for applications is 15th October 2021 and interviews will be held week commencing 25th October 2021. Please indicate your availability for interview when you submit your application.

Consumption Markets & Culture (CMC) focuses on consumerism and the markets as the site of social behaviour and discourse. It encourages discussion of the role of management and organisations in society, especially in terms of production, consumption, colonialism, globalisation, business performance and labour conditions. Combining theories of culture, media, gender, anthropology, literary criticism, and consumption with analyses of business and management, the journal is international in its scope and iconoclastic in its aims. The editor considers marketing to be the ultimate social practice of postmodernity, blending art and commerce and requiring the constant renewal of styles, forms and images. Educating readers about the conscious and planned practice of signification and representation is, thus, the journal’s primary aim; its second is to take part in inquiring in and construction of the material conditions and meanings of consumption and production.