Deadline: June 5, 2019
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is a peer-reviewed, multimedia and open access e-journal in the field of television studies. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage.
VIEW originated from the pan-European EUscreen network of audiovisual and broadcast archives and academic partners. It has been published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, in collaboration with the EUscreen Network, twice a year since 2012.
The journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including but not limited to television studies, television history, media studies, media sociology, and cultural studies. The publication is completely open access. Article processing charges are covered by its publisher and all readers access the journal’s articles for free. The journal’s reviewing system is based on the open source Open Journal Systems and hosting is provided by Ubiquity Press .
VIEW currently seeks a managing editor. This is an honorary position for which Sound and Vision offers an annual € 1,250 gross allowance. The managing editor is appointed for a two-year term. The appointed ME is expected to start in September 2019, when work on our forthcoming issue "Canned Television Going Global?" is planned to start.
The Managing Editor guides and serves the Editorial Board and works closely with the Assistant Journal Manager, the Publishing Support at Sound and Vision and each issue’s co-editors. She recommends the type of content that is best suited to meet the goals and objectives of our publication, which was launched in 2012.
The Managing Editor assists the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board to:
- Streamline the review process to the shortest interval possible without compromising quality
- Ensure that published articles meet the standards of quality and exclusivity of the journal.
- The Managing Editor also recommends and implements new types of content that can be displayed in new ways or use multimedia. She may also recommend an extension of the current publication or build on the Proceedings' name in new applications or media types.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
- Advises and assists the volunteer Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Board in the strategic planning and execution of VIEW’s editorial vision.
- The Managing Editor manages the peer review process and peer review systems for this journal in accordance with VIEW’s policies and processes that are defined by the Editorial Board. In this capacity the ME:
- Drafts the planning of each issue in consultation with the Editorial Board and affiliated guest editors.
- Reviews all submitted abstracts in consultation with the Editorial Board and associated reviewers.
- Provides editorial advice on submitted articles in close consultation with appointed co-editors responsible for each issue.
- Guides reviewers and authors in preparing material for publication.
- Resolves author/reviewer problems and conflicts, as required.
- Acts as the contact point between the issue editors, Editorial Board, production staff and publisher to ensure timely publication of each issue.
- Plans regular teleconferences with co-editors responsible for each issue.
- Interfaces with editorial production staff, and other staff and volunteer organizations contributing to the journal for rapid publication.
Education and Experience:
This position requires a doctorate degree (will consider masters degree) in Television, Film, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies or a closely related field of expertise.
Skills and Other Requirements:
- Extensive subject matter knowledge of television and media studies is required.
- A solid and diverse understanding of the interrelationships and trends of media and cultural studies is desired.
- Experience in publication planning, and scheduling, and knowledge of the publications process is critical to keeping the publication current and on schedule.
- The ability to write well and provide editorial feedback to authors/contributors.
- The ability to write well and critique other authors/contributors, especially with regard to highly complex proposals, is also a key skill set for this position.
- Affinity with multimedia content and a keen interest in innovative forms of writing for the web.
- She must be a savvy knowledge worker who seeks out technology solutions to business challenges.
- Knowledge of online peer review systems, such as Open Journal Systems, is preferred.
- Proficiency in office suites, such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs or LibreOffice, is required.
Are you interested in this position? Send a letter of motivation (max. one page) with your resume to the VIEW publishing support at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 5th .
To obtain more information about this position, please call Erwin Verbruggen at +31356771691 or send an email to everbruggen [at] beeldengeluid [dot] nl.