Volunteer opportunity with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance

Kim Petrie
May 29, 2014

The Journal of Science Policy and Governance is a student-run, international project that provides graduate students the opportunity and training to serve as editors. The Journal is currently recruiting for the following positions. All editors serve on a volunteer basis and typically remain engaged for at least one academic year. Positions will remain open until filled.

To apply: Send a resume, 2 paragraph cover email explaining your interests in science policy and a writing sample to jofspg@gmail.com

 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Eligibility and qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in graduate program (masters or PhD)
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in science, policy, and writing/editing
  • Must be willing to dedicate 5-10 hours to editorial and management duties per week, workload varies throughout the academic year
  • Evidence of strong leadership, organizational, and communication abilities required

Duties:

  • Work closely with science policy scholars to highlight current and pressing worldwide policy issues in the sciences
  • Review incoming submissions, assign manuscripts to editors, correspond with authors
  • Participate in development activities, strategic direction, and administration of the Journal
  • Provide support to CEO and Director of Outreach as needed in support of furthering the mission of the Journal
  • Hire editors with demonstrated writing skills and interests in science policy
  • Streamline the editorial process
  • Stay current on worldwide science policy topics and organize special issues

ASSISTANT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Eligibility and qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in graduate program (masters or PhD)
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in science, policy, and writing/editing
  • Must be willing to dedicate 2-5 hours to editorial and management duties per week, workload varies throughout the academic year
  • Strong organizational and communication abilities required

Duties:

  • Review submissions, correspond with authors, and provide edits to authors
  • Participate in development activities, strategic direction, and administration of the Journal
  • Provide support to Editor-in-Chief and CEO as needed in support of furthering the mission of the Journal

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ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Eligibility and qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in graduate program (masters or PhD)
  • Ideal candidates will have experience in science, policy, and writing/editing
  • Must be willing to dedicate 1-3 hours to editorial duties per week, workload varies throughout the academic year

Duties:

  • Review submissions, correspond with authors, and provide edits to authors
  • Provide support to Editor-in-Chief and CEO as needed in support of furthering the mission of the Journal