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Recruiting for Editor in Chief

Journal of Popular Film and Television

31 May 2023

About the role

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Popular Film and Television?

Journal of Popular Film and Television (JPF&TV) is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in the scholarship and theory that relates to movies, TV, and video. Please review the aims and scope of JPF&TV on the journal website for a more detailed understanding of its editorial direction. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight, decision-making on submissions, and driving the journal forward during an exciting period of change while remaining true to the unique niche JPF&TV has established in the scholarly market for film and television.  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, assist in organizing regular board meetings, and supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilizes the 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.

About the journal

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The Journal of Popular Film was founded in 1971 at the Center for Popular Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. It became the Journal of Popular Film and Television with Volume 7, Number 1 (1978), being the first scholarly film journal anywhere to include television in its title and editorial purview. From the beginning, the Journal of Popular Film and Television has been resolutely committed to the widest possible range of analytical views and techniques. The primary purpose of the Journal of Popular Film and Television is to provide a representative cross section of critical-cultural perspectives and to broaden the existing literature to include the “public visions” of popular filmmakers and television showrunners, economic and industrial factors, and an emphasis on the complex role of audiences in the development of film and television as art forms and wide-reaching sociocultural forces.

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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 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 relates to open access
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to recruit and foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as associate editors and editorial board members

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

Application Instructions

Submitting your Application 

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please submit your CV, a cover letter, and a vision statement by clicking the link below by 31 May 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  


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.

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