Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Media Economics

06 October 2023

About the role

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Media Economics?

Journal of Media Economics is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief (or new Co-Editors-in-Chief) with an academic background in the scholarship and theory that relates to empirical and theoretical research on the economics and policy of mediated communication, focusing on firms, markets and institutions. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for editorial oversight, decision-making on submissions, and driving the journal forward during an exciting period of change. They will have authority to accept articles following suitable peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses, will assist in organizing regular board meetings, and will provide publishing reports reflecting on the performance of the journal. The Journal utilizes an online editorial office system, ScholarOne.

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.

The role will formally begin from January 1, 2024. There will be an agreed handover period with the outgoing Editors-in-Chief to ensure a seamless transition.

About the journal

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The Journal of Media Economics publishes original research on the economics and policy of mediated communication, focusing on firms, markets, and institutions. Reflecting the increasing diversity of analytical approaches employed in economics and recognizing that policies promoting social and political objectives may have significant economic impacts on media, the Journal encourages submissions reflecting the insights of diverse disciplinary perspectives and research methodologies, both empirical and theoretical.

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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(s):

  • Active involvement in the research community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Awareness of the scholarly publishing landscape, particularly as it related to open access
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as editors and editorial board members

Application Instructions

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please submit your CV, a cover letter, and a vision statement via the apply button below by October 6, 2023.

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 work in partnership with the editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

For any further information, please contact [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.