Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television: Call for Editorial Assistant

The Journal

The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television is one of the leading academic journals concerned with mass media history. It is the official journal of the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST), co-published by IAMHIST and Taylor & Francis. All articles published in the journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editorial screening and the opinion of at least two anonymous referees.

The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television is international and interdisciplinary in scope and concerned with the history of the audio-visual mass media from circa 1900 to the present. It explores the institutional and ideological contexts of film, radio and television and analyses the evidence produced by the mass media for historians and social scientists, and considers the impact of mass communications on political, social and cultural history.

About the Role

The Editorial Assistant will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative assistance to the journal’s editorial team
  • Assisting the editorial team with managing manuscript peer review within a reasonable timeframe, using an online submission system (training will be provided)
  • Checking whether submitted manuscripts meet the stylistic requirements of the journal
  • Answering author queries and communicating with authors and reviewers
  • Preparing readers’ reports and recommendations to the editorial team for oversight and decision
  • Providing semi-annual reports on the journal for the IAMHIST council – including, among other aspects – metrics on journal performance, impact factors, activities of the editorial team, themed issues, marketing activities and future directions).
  • Promoting the reputation, success and prosperity of the journal together with the editorial team and IAMHIST.

The ideal candidate will be expected to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Hold a PhD degree, or be a PhD candidate, in a discipline concerned with media history and archival research
  • Proficiency in English with very good writing skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and collaborative team-oriented approach
  • Basic understanding of the peer-review procedure
  • Capability to offer unbiased evaluations of fellow researchers’ work

What we offer

The benefits of the role include:

  • Full training and support in the online submission and peer review system
  • Free access to the journal
  • Inclusion of your name in every issue of the journal and on its website
  • Early access to cutting-edge research
  • A chance to expand your professional network in media history
  • An annual honorarium from IAMHIST
  • Invitation to IAMHIST conferences and gatherings

The successful candidate is expected to serve in the role for at least one year. This role will require 3-4 hours of work per week.

Expressions of interest, including a short bio can be sent to Leen Engelen (leen.engelen@luca-arts.be) before 31 May 2024.

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