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For those of you that haven’t already heard, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs is hiring two Managing Editors, an Events and Outreach Coordinator, and a Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Details below.

About CRIA

CRIA is the Department of Politics and International Studies’ only in-house peer-reviewed academic journal. Since 1986 it has been entirely student-run and proudly maintains that approach, with support and oversight from an academic liaison officer and an eminent editorial board. 2016 is CRIA’s 30th anniversary year and this is a particularly exciting time to be part of the editorial team as we are planning a very high profile 30th anniversary conference as well as revamping and expanding our design, website, blog, events programme and social media presence. CRIA has always championed young and innovative academic scholarship and in addition to learning how an academic journal works you will greatly enhance your contact network and gain insight into how to publish your own work. A CRIA editorial position will look fantastic on your CV and employment references will be provided as required.

 

Two Managing Editors, Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA)
Start date: 1st March 2016

Tenure: 12 months

Compensation: £13.12 per hour plus 12.07 holiday pay, payable at the end of the contract.

Workload: A total of 150 hours per annum spread out between term-time and vacation.

 

Job description

CRIA is looking to recruit two Managing Editors (MEs) to work with the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor-in-Chief on the academic content of the journal. The MEs oversee CRIA’s double-blind peer-review process. They research article topics, identify and recruit subject-area experts as peer reviewers and collate reviewer comments to inform the journal’s editorial decisions and provide feedback to authors.

One managing editor focuses on articles submitted as standalone manuscripts, the other focuses on articles submitted as part of themed special sections. The sections editor is therefore additionally involved in reviewing proposals for themed sections and working with guest editors to co-ordinate these.

In addition, as members of CRIA’s senior staff, the managing editors are expected to assist with the journal’s events program and to regularly contribute to the journal’s blog and outreach efforts.

Candidate attributes

Applicants should be early PhD candidates with excellent time management skills, the ability to work well in a team, outstanding communications skills, a passion for academic publishing, a ‘can do’ work ethic and a good sense of humour. Prior experience of an editorial position in an academic publication would be advantageous although this is not a pre-requisite.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a note of support from your PhD Supervisor, and a CV to Isabel Fish (ilf25@cam.ac.uk) by Sunday 7th February 2016, specifying a preference for Articles or Sections.

 

Events and Outreach Manager, Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA)
Start date: 1st March 2016

Tenure: 12 months

Compensation: £13.12 per hour plus 12.07 holiday pay, payable at the end of the contract.

Workload: A total of 120 hours per annum spread out between term-time and vacation.

 

Job description

CRIA is looking to recruit an Events and Outreach Manager to work with the Editor-in-Chief on the academic content of the events and activities supporting the journal. This will involve liaison with the Managing Editors and Deputy Editor-in-Chief to identifying articles which will translate into attention-grabbing and exciting events, blog posts and discussion pieces.

You will have overall responsibility for ensuring CRIA Views, the blog, is kept up-to-date and refers closely to the content of CRIA. Events may be organised in conjunction with other Departmental colleagues, from across the research- and area-centres and the wider University.

Candidate attributes

Applicants should be early PhD candidates with excellent time management skills, the ability to work well in a team, outstanding communications skills, a passion for marketing and promotion, a ‘can do’ work ethic and a good sense of humour. Prior experience in a similar role would be advantageous although this is not a pre-requisite.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a note of support from your PhD Supervisor, and a CV to Isabel Fish (ilf25@cam.ac.uk) by Sunday 7th February 2016.

 

Deputy Editor in Chief, Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA)
Start date: 1st March 2016

Tenure: 18 months

Compensation: £13.51 per hour plus 12.07% holiday pay

Workload: 156 hours per annum

 

Job description

CRIA is looking to recruit the brand new post of Deputy Editor-in-Chief to assist the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) in maintaining the quality and integrity of the academic content of the journal. The EIC will delegate the day-to-day management of CRIA’s production process to the Deputy, including management oversight of the two Managing Editors responsible for finding reviewers and editing manuscripts. The Deputy will also personally handle a limited number of manuscripts. The Deputy will report directly to the EIC and will be responsible for preparing a weekly update on the article production timeline and for ensuring the currency of its content. When the EIC is indisposed, the Deputy will stand in as the liaison to POLIS and CRIA’s publisher (Taylor and Francis). It is envisioned that the EIC and the Deputy will have an extremely close working relationship and that the Deputy will act as a confidant, adviser and sounding board for the EIC.

Additionally, as a member of CRIA’s senior staff, the Deputy EIC is expected to assist with the journal’s events program and to regularly contribute to the journal’s blog and outreach efforts.

Candidate attributes

Applicants should be PhD candidates or post-docs with excellent time management skills, the ability to work well in a team, outstanding communications skills, a passion for academic publishing, a ‘can do’ work ethic and a good sense of humour. Prior experience of an editorial position in an academic publication would be advantageous although this is not a pre-requisite.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and a letter of support from your supervisor to Isabel Fish (ilf25@cam.ac.uk) by Sunday 7th February 2016.

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