Call for Associate Editor
Journal of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
About the Role
The two editors of the international journal, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, Professor Jonathan Pitches (University of Leeds) and Dr Libby Worth (Royal Holloway, University of London), are seeking to recruit an Associate Editor to join them on this very successful journal, published by Routledge. Now in its 12th year, the journal has just moved to publishing 4 issues annually and attracts contributions from scholars and practitioners across the globe. It has a very active blog site, hosting multi-media content.
As the journal has grown in stature and in size, the editorial team has expanded, and we now have a group of associate editors and blog editors numbering over twenty individuals. True to our ethos of publishing and practising training, we seek someone who might be an ‘editor in waiting’, not necessarily fully versed in all the details of journal publication but with a deep-seated interest in performance training and with some experience of editing others’ work and engagement with academic journals.
While you may not be a fully fledged editor, you will need to bring strategic ambition and vision to the journal, helping us take TDPT into the next decade of its development with energy and imagination. Working on TDPT will offer you unique insights into academic publication and provide you with opportunities to expand your own networks with scholars and practitioners. You will be a key contributor, helping steer the journal’s direction and ensuring it keeps up to date and responsive to current ideas and movements in performance training.
You should be:
- Invested in contemporary debates in training and performance and committed to the principles of ethical research.
- Visionary and creative with clear ideas about how the journal can continue to develop and prosper.
- Highly organised and efficient with excellent communication skills.
- At your best when working in a tight-knit, collegiate team of editors and associate editors.
Editor’s responsibilities include:
- Working with the other two co-editors of TDPT to set the strategic direction of the journal.
- Upholding the highest levels of integrity in dealing with the journal’s contributors and content.
- Liaising with the journal’s publishers, Routledge.
- Collaborating with the TDPT extended team of associate editors (including blog and Training Grounds editors)
- Sourcing (and liaising with) peer reviewers.
- Becoming familiar with the submission of manuscripts through the web-based peer review tool ScholarOne and the production platform CATS.
- Commissioning and responding to proposals for Special Issues.
- Sharing the writing of TDPT Editorials with the other editors.
- Attending and helping to organise the Assistant Editors’ AGM and annual Training Grounds team meetings.
- Supporting launch events for Special Issues and actively disseminating news about TDPT through social media.
- Acting as an advocate for the journal at conferences and symposia.
TDPT is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity for all. We will select candidates on the basis of merit, and ability and aspire to further diversifying our community. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates who have historically been under-represented in our journal including, but not limited to: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; gender non-binary, transgender or gender fluid people; and people with disabilities.
To apply please send a maximum two-page statement identifying how you see the journal developing over the next five years, plus an up-to-date CV. You may also want to include an assessment of your skills and interests along with a statement of what you would like to learn from working as co-editor. These can be sent directly to Jonathan Pitches and Libby Worth (details below).
For more information and an informal discussion please contact: Jonathan Pitches [email protected] and/or Libby Worth [email protected]. Our consultant editor Simon Murray is also available for advice [email protected]. Finally, please feel free to contact any one of our international editorial board members, who can offer a more distanced but invested perspective on the journal’s culture and operation.
The post is unpaid but all expenses incurred in working for the journal are covered.
Deadline for applications
March 31st 2021
Interviews will be held in April
Theatre, Dance and Performance Training ( TDPT) is a rigorously peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for practitioners, academics, creative artists and pedagogues to articulate research into performance training in all its diversity. The journal prides itself on revealing insights into the complex and vital processes of training and their relationship to performance making, including those from the past, from the present, and speculating into the future.