Recruiting for Digital Media/Papers Editor
Finance and Space
About the role
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) and Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) seek to appoint a Digital Media/Papers Editor to their new journal, Finance & Space.
Digital Media/Papers Editor (one position available)
This role aims to launch and develop the digital and social media presence of the new journal, Finance & Space, which will publish its first issue in 2024, as well as to support the existing team of Editors in managing peer review of submissions. It is expected that the Digital Media/Papers Editor will set up and manage the journal’s social media accounts with assistance from the RSA and create a strategy to best disseminate journal content and engage with readers and followers about the journal, trends in the field and publishing tips and queries, as well as facilitating peer review of submissions. The post is for commencement as soon as possible after the decision has been made.
The role of the Digital Media/Papers Editor is to:
- Maintain the journal’s X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn and other agreed social media accounts and establish its online presence to support the launch of the journal in 2024;
- Operate the accounts on behalf of the journal to promote journal content and activities;
- Drive traffic to journal content and engage through these media with readers and followers of the journal;
- Expand the journal’s online presence and following over time;
- Make recommendations for new platforms and channels of communication as appropriate and set up and operate these accounts in conversation with the RSA and FinGeo;
- Follow and inform editors, the RSA and FinGeo about trends in the field;
- Provide a brief digital media report for the twice-yearly RSA Journals Committee meetings;
- Manage peer review for a small number of submissions to the journal and make decisions on their suitability for publication.
The Digital Media/Papers Editor will agree and establish a mission for the journal’s social media with the RSA and FinGeo. They will be supported in all their activities by the both organisations and the publisher, Routledge, who will in turn co-ordinate in-house activities, such as arranging for selected papers to be free to access and creating supporting marketing materials on an ad-hoc basis. The Digital Media/Papers Editor will work in close liaison with other members of the editorial team and in particular with the Editor-in-Chief and Journal Manager.
About the journal
Finance & Space is a pioneering interdisciplinary journal focusing on diverse aspects of the spatial production of finance and the financial production of space. As such, it addresses some of the most profound processes and pressing challenges of our times, including digitization, neoliberalization, financialization, globalization and deglobalization, uneven development, power, and inequalities, (in)security, the environmental crisis, and the role of finance in building more sustainable economies.
While dedicated to a geographical imagination, the journal is founded on the belief that advancing our understanding of the changing finance-space nexus requires an interdisciplinary approach and heterodox thinking about finance across space and time. This includes, but is not limited to, political economy and political science, economics and regional science, sociology, anthropology, housing studies, environmental studies, financial history, development studies, and urban and regional planning, in addition to geography, regional studies, and urban studies. The distinctive purpose of Finance & Space is to connect insights across intellectual disciplines in a systematic and grounded way to understand how and why Finance & Space co-evolve, and impacts on economy, society, and the environment. The journal is a pluralist forum, which showcases diverse perspectives and analytical techniques.
The journal publishes a range of paper types including full length research articles, commentaries, and visualisations (FinVis).
The inaugural editorial of Finance & Space will be published on 30 November 2023.
In making expressions of interest candidates are invited to submit:
- A brief editorial vision statement outlining their intentions for ensuring the academic excellence, relevance and scope of Finance & Space, including but not limited to:
- Their vision for the journal’s digital presence and its place in the regional studies communities, broadly defined;
- How the journal, and its digital and social media presence in particular, might be developed;
- The role of social media in scholarly research and its dissemination.
Please include any existing editorial experience and in particular any experience of managing peer review, social media accounts and other online presences. Any knowledge of legal and ethical issues in scholarly publishing should be outlined, as should any institutional support available, including any time allowance to undertake the editorial role.
- An indication of host institution support;
- A full CV – this may be in summary form but should give enough information to demonstrate embeddedness in the field, e.g., information about networks, conferences attended, relevant publications, professional memberships, etc.
Interested applicants with questions about the journal are invited to contact: Sally Hardy, Chief Executive, RSA, [email protected] or by telephoning + 44 (0)1273 698017.
Applications should be submitted via the application button below.
Closing date: No later than 5pm (UK time) 1st February 2024
The selection of the Digital Media/Papers Editor will be made by the RSA and FinGeo in the light of recommendations from the Editorial Team, Regional Studies Association’s Publications Committee on which FinGeo representatives sit. The post is for commencement as soon as possible after the decision has been made.
The successful candidate may wish to join the RSA or FinGeo as a member. For clarity, non-members may apply. Further details on are available from the Regional Studies Association Office or from the Association website at https://www.regionalstudies.org/about/memberships/ and for FinGeo go to: https://www.fingeo.net/join-us/
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.