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Call for journal editor, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Applications and nominations are being taken for the editorship of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator effective October 1, 2015. In order to maintain an open and fair editorship selection process, the AEJMC Publications Committee is calling for applications and nominations. Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit applications. All applicants will be considered for the position. Editors are appointed for four-year terms (pending membership approval of change from three- to four-year terms).

Responsibilities include the prompt processing of all manuscripts submitted to Journalism & Communication Educator; coordinating four issues per year; handling all correspondence relative to the publication; cooperating with the AEJMC Central Office on business and budget matters affecting the journal; reporting to and working with the Publications Committee on the continuous development of the journal; and preparing an annual report. The editor will work with the production and promotion representatives of the publisher. The editor receives an annual honorarium of $5,000.

Applicants and nominees must be AEJMC members in good standing. They should also be able to write and edit clearly and concisely; have an understanding and appreciation of a broad range of research methods; have extensive knowledge of the literature of mass communication; and be housed in a department or school that is eager to cooperate in this publishing venture with special reference to such considerations as office space, travel, use of equipment and provision of student and/or staff assistance. The Publications Committee expects the editor to comply with the graphic design standards established for all official AEJMC publications.

Nominations must be received by September 25, 2014, via email, to María Len-Ríos, Publications Committee incoming chair, at lenriosm@uga.edu. Nominees will be contacted and asked to provide complete applications, as described below.

A letter of application, a complete vitae, a letter of support from a department head and/or dean, a four- to five-page vision statement for the journal, a list of five references and other supporting data should be compiled in a single PDF and must be received by October 15, 2014, via email, to lenriosm@uga.edu. Initial inquiries may be made by calling Jennifer McGill at 803-798-0271.
AEJMC is an EO/AA Employer.

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