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Recruiting for two Associate Editors and a Social Media Editor

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

31 October 2022

About the role

The co-editors of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Janet Wilson and Chris Ringrose, are currently seeking to expand the editorial team with two Associate Editors and a Social Media Editor.

New associate editors will be encouraged to access the Taylor & Francis training videos and other online resources for editors; they will be invited to attend bi-annual meetings of the editorial board to discuss procedures and strategies, and they will be offered a modest honorarium.

These exciting positions will be attractive to scholars at any stage of their career. They offer the opportunity to work with the JPW editorial team, to engage in dialogue with scholars world-wide, and to encounter new approaches or topics as well as theoretical, disciplinary developments in the postcolonial field. Alongside experience in editing, publishing, and working with a team, considered as advantages, well-developed communication skills and digital literacy would be essential.

All JPW associate editors are paid an honorarium.

About the journal

Cover image - Journal of Postcolonial Writing
The Journal of Postcolonial Writing is an academic journal devoted to the study of literary and cultural texts produced in various postcolonial locations around the world. It explores the interface between postcolonial writing, postcolonial and related critical theories, and the economic, political and cultural forces that shape contemporary global developments. In addition to criticism focused on literary fiction, drama and poetry, we publish theoretically-informed articles on a variety of genres and media, including film, performance and other cultural practices, which address issues of relevance to postcolonial studies. In particular we seek to promote diasporic voices, as well as creative and critical texts from various national or global margins.
The Journal of Postcolonial Writing also publishes

  • Special issues with a particular thematic or regional focus
  • Interviews with and profiles of postcolonial writers and theorists
  • Reviews of critical studies of contemporary writing
  • Selections of creative writing: poetry and short prose fiction
  • Archival material relevant to critical articles accepted for publication

    Our ambition is to foster a creative dialogue among theories and texts influenced by postcolonial preoccupations and debates, and a larger engagement of contemporary literary criticism with regional and local forces (ethnicities, alternative cultural practices, diffuse points of resistance etc). Our concern is thus not only with exploring contemporary forms of imperialism (political, financial, technological, ecological), but also and especially with promoting cultural texts and practices which successfully challenge these.

  • The Journal of Postcolonial Writing is listed in the Clarivate Analytics Arts and Humanities Citation Index.

    All peer review is double blind and submissions are typically reviewed by two referees.

    Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

    Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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    Key Skills and Attributes

    The Associate Editor roles will encompass several tasks: writing preliminary reports on submitted articles, editing articles and checking revised submissions against reviewers’ reports, liaising with authors, and proof reading. It will require familiarity with the JPW ScholarOne website, the JPW style guide and ability to assess the suitability of articles to the journal’s postcolonial remit and publication standards. JPW publishes six issues p.a. Article editing is its core activity and measure of its success. Essential criteria are prior experience in editing and a knowledge of the postcolonial field.

    For the Social Media Editor post we seek someone able to develop the journal’s current online presence, find audiences from key platforms and create a social media strategy for the journal.

    Application Instructions

    Applications shall include:

  • A two-page CV
  • Brief statement of why you think you are suitable for the post

    The JPW editorial team is committed to equality and diversity. Scholars who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Briefings for the Associate Editor and the Social Media Editor can be sent on request to [email protected] and [email protected] Please do not send applications via email.


  • 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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