Postcolonial Studies - Call for Managing Editor

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Call for Managing Editor

Postcolonial Studies

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29 November 2021

Are you an Academic and/or Researcher educated within the Social Sciences or Humanities sectors? Postcolonial Studies needs your expertise. 

Managing Editor Vacancy

Postcolonial Studies is seeking an experienced, well organised, and energetic Managing Editor to oversee the editorial administration and workflows associated with ensuring high quality production and timely publication of the journal.

The Managing Editor must have the necessary expertise and confidence to desk reject submissions that fall outside of the journal’s editorial scope (Postcolonial Studies currently receives more than 150 submissions per year, 80% of which are rejected, as well as proposals for special issues); liaise directly with authors, editors, guest editors, reviewers, publishers; and be responsible for collating and efficiently delivering final copy into the publishing system.

The Managing Editor works closely with the journal’s co-editors and reviews editor who are currently located in Australia, India and the UK, and is and supported by the journal’s convening editor(s).

Managing Editor, Postcolonial Studies: 0.3 FTE/ 10.5 hours per week, at $88,750 pro rata, plus 9.5% superannuation. 12 month rolling contract on confirmation of six-month probation.

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Aims and Scope of the Journal

Postcolonial Studies is the flagship scholarly journal of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne. Established in 1996 and published by Taylor and Francis, the journal has a strong international reputation and is edited by a diversely located global board. It is published four times a year. Postcolonial Studies is the first journal specifically aimed at publishing work which explores the various facets—textual, figural, spatial, historical, political and economic—of the colonial encounter, and the ways in which this encounter shaped the West and non-West alike.

Essential Requirements

  • A BA(Hons) or higher tertiary degree in the social sciences or humanities.

  • Demonstrated experience in structural editing and sub-editing of published academic work in the humanities and/or social sciences.

  • Demonstrated experience working with the academic system of peer review, and in liaising with authors, reviewers, and publishers.

  • Demonstrated experience working with the Taylor and Francis online Editorial Manager system or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated capacity for a high level of administrative organisation, ability to plan and oversee an efficient work schedule, plan effectively, and establish and meet tight deadlines.

  • This position is based in Melbourne, with a requirement to participate in face-to-face meetings, but flexible work arrangements are supported.

Additional Preferential Criteria

  • Education and/or expertise in the broad field of postcolonial studies or cognate area.

  • Previous employment in a similar role.

Submitting Your Application

For more information about this position contact Melinda Hinkson, Director of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies and Convening Editor of Postcolonial Studies, [email protected].

To apply: please send a detailed curriculum vitae and an expression of interest letter addressing selection criteria to: [email protected] by Monday 29th November.

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