Recruiting for Co-Editor

Teaching Artist Journal

07 January 2024

About the role

Teaching Artist Journal is currently recruiting for a Co-Editor. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background or a practitioner with extensive experience in teaching artists or in the arts education field, and who also has the commitment, drive and passion to help develop and drive the journal forward. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe, alongside the journal’s existing Co-Editor.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

We are seeking a January 2024 start for this role.

About the journal

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The Teaching Artist Journal is a print and online quarterly devoted to the practice and thought of teaching artists and all those working at the intersections of arts and learning.

The mission of the Teaching Artist Journal is as follows:

  • To advance and document innovative and effective teaching artistry.
  • To serve as a vital international forum, promote interdisciplinary critical-praxis, and connect diverse teaching artists through new methods, theories, and models.
  • To advocate for the complex interests of teaching artists and their constituents.
  • To share field-specific artistic, educative, and psycho-social insights with theorists and practitioners within broader areas of study.
  • To celebrate achievements in the field.
  • To advocate for access to arts experiences for all.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:
• Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
• The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend training sessions as needed.
• The ability to foster positive working relationships with peers and colleagues.
• Strong organizational skills to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
• The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system and ensure members of the editorial team do the same.
• Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
• The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
• A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
• Willingness to connect with authors and researchers to commission high quality submissions.
• A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
• A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
• A willingness to proactively lead the journal’s Editorial Board, to include arranging and co-leading Editorial Board meetings with the existing Co-Editor.
• A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
• Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
• Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
• A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

How does Taylor & Francis support a successful working partnership with a new Co-Editor?
• Training & support to guide you through our systems that facilitate the publication process.
• Online submission and peer review systems that streamline author experience and editor processing.
• Annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal.
• Remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Where do you believe the field is going, and what is the journal’s place within it?
  • How would you work to expand and in partnership with the Editorial Board?
  • How would you maintain and increase the quality of submissions?
  • How would you work with authors?

For any questions, please contact the journal’s Portfolio Manager, Kimberly Doney ([email protected]).


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.