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Position Description: Operations Manager & Associate Editor

Global Ethnographic (GE) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal of ethnographic research. It offers fresh insights and discussions that are grounded in ethnographic experiences. Using various media forms, GE focuses on diverse academic and non-academic audiences. GE is free and exclusively online because we believe ethnographic research should be accessible to and benefit as many people as possible.

Outline and Conditions
GE is looking for a new Operations Manager & Associate Editor to join our team. We are looking for someone who could manage our day-to-day operations and who has a keen interest in academic writing and editing. The successful candidate would be part of the next phase of our growth as a journal. This position is voluntary and online. It requires approx. 6 hours of work per week. The Operations Manager & Associate Editor will work closely with GE’s editorial, communications, and production staff and will report directly to GE’s Editor-in-Chief. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.


– Day-to-day administration of GE’s staff team and activities, coordinating GE’s operations and ensuring decisions (editorial, website-related, communications-related) are implemented;
– Manages submissions and coordinates the review process (internal review and external, peer-review), including communicating with authors and reviewers, and working with GE’s editors and production team to ready successful submissions for publication;
– Communicates with a representative of GE’s Editorial Board with regard to updates, decisions on manuscripts, solicitation of reviewers and other matters as needed
– Organises and chairs GE’s team meetings;
– Assists the Communications Officer with promotion of GE and solicitation of submissions;
Skills and competencies
– Management and administration
– Excellent English writing and editing skills
– The ability to work well in a team as well as independently and to see tasks to completion

– Reliability and good time management

Experience and qualifications
– A postgraduate degree, preferably in the social sciences
– Experience with editing and writing for academic purposes
– Experience with management and working in small teams

– Experience with ethnographic research is an advantage

Next steps
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to

Become an Editor

Are you a professional social scientist/commentator concerned with attempting to broaden the scope, influence and popularity of the anthropological perspective? If so, then contributing to GE’s team of editors and reviewers will allow you to further these aims. As a GE editor, your primary task will be to review articles submitted to the magazine in terms of their quality, accuracy, and interest value. As an editor you could also engage in the sourcing of potential papers (from students and colleagues). Papers submitted to GE are sent out to registered editors that have the appropriate regional and/or field topic ethnographic/theoretic experience and knowledge. As GE papers are short, a maximum of 21 days is allowed to review and write a brief commentary based upon the key criteria. In order to register as an editor we will need to know your fields and regions of expertise. The only requirement for a GE editor is that you occupy a position in a university, publishing, research or related institution that utilizes your ethnographic research background. A desire to popularise anthropological perspectives is taken as a given.  If you would like to apply for registration or to ask any questions about the role please email with a brief summary of your research interests, regions of expertise and details of current position. Thank you for your interest!