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To apply for a position please send your C.V and a cover letter to globalethnographic@oicd.net


Position Description (2 Positions): Operations Manager & Associate Editor and Communications Officer

Outline and Conditions:

Operations Manager & Associate Editor
GE is looking for a new Operations Manager and Associate Editor to join our team. We are looking for someone who could manage our day-to-day review and editorial 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 and Associate Editor will work closely with GE’s editorial, communications, and production staff. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Communications Officer
GE is looking for a new Communications Officer to join our team. In this role there may be some overlap with duties also performed by the Operations Manager and Associate Editor. We are looking for someone who could manage our day-to-day promotional operations and who has a keen interest in academic writing and editing. This position is voluntary and online. The role requires approximately 6 hours commitment per week. The Communications Officer will work closely with the editorial and production team at Global Ethnographic. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

(The roles could be combined since there is considerable overlap in responsibilities and skills required, however, in that case the hours expected of the applicant would be nearer 12 hours or two days a week.)

Responsibilities:

Operations Manager & Associate Editor
– 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
– Assist with organization of GE’s team meetings

Communications Officer
– Promote GE and solicit submissions
– Manage social media accounts, including the Global Ethnographic email account, which would involve communicating with reviewers, submitters and other members of the Global Ethnographic editorial and production team.
– Assist with organization of GE’s team meetings
– Occasionally will include, 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

Skills and competencies (applicable to both roles)
– Familiarity with and knowledge of social media paired with a keen interest in the field.
– Management and administration
– Excellent English writing, editing and communication 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 (applicable to both roles)
– Has or is working towards 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 globalethnographic@oicd.net.


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 globalethnographic@oicd.net with a brief summary of your research interests, regions of expertise and details of current position. Thank you for your interest!