Deputy Editor needed for

Journal of Marketing Communications

31 August 2024

About the role

We are looking for a Deputy Editor with an academic background in Marketing Communications, as well as the passion to continue to drive this thriving area of research forward. It is a significant role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight on a selection of submissions to the Journal of Marketing Communications. The Deputy Editor sends articles for peer review, and then recommends articles for acceptance to the Editor in Chief, Phil Kitchen, and ensures that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises a Scholar One online editorial office system.

Becoming a Deputy Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, in which 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.

About the journal

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The Journal of Marketing Communications is a double-anonymized peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing research papers and information concerning all aspects of marketing and corporate communication, branding both corporate and product-related, and promotion management. It is a channel for discussing issues such customer relationship management, integrated marketing communication, together with behavioural foundations of marketing communications and promotion management. The Journal will also consider papers in internal marketing and in the corporate communications domain.

Issues that the journal covers include:

  • Marketing communications - communications via any or all of the marketing mix elements.
  • The way(s) marketing mix elements are interrelated and operationalised for communication purposes in the marketing planning process
  • The general area of corporate communication as it relates to the development of communication programs designed to influence the support of, and relationships with, various stakeholder groups.
  • Promotional elements - this not only includes the disciplines of advertising, sales promotion, marketing public relations, and personal selling, but also includes direct marketing, sponsorship, and Internet communications.
  • Promotional management in terms of strategy development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • The mechanism or process of developing effective communication strategies via specific case studies.
  • Behavioural foundations of marketing communications and promotion management including semiotics, consumer behaviour, attitudes and persuasion, source and message factors, diffusion of innovation, and adoption.
  • Effects of changing environmental circumstance on marketing communications and promotional strategy - budget allocation, messages, and media vehicles adopted.
  • Issues such as brand equity, brand investment, brand marketing and performance, marketing communications ROI, the role of research in marketing communications, integrated marketing communication, relationship marketing, and on- and off-line marketing activities.
  • Examples of sound or innovative company or teaching practice in relation to marketing communication activities or promotional management.
  • Corporate communication and its interface with marketing communication.

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Key Skills and Attributes

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
  • 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 asap.

Application Instructions

If you wish to apply for the position of Deputy Editor, please forward your CV to Editor in Chief at:

Phil Kitchen: [email protected]

If you are interested in this position, please express your interest by email as soon as possible. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to be in touch.

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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.