USSO Call for Editors

 

 

U.S. Studies Online (USSO) is seeking three passionate and dedicated researchers in the American Studies community to join its friendly and hard-working editorial team. Currently we are seeking a new Book Reviews Editor, Events Editor and Communications Editor to work alongside current Editors Sarah Collier, Robyn Shooter and Ciarán Leinster.  

 

Responsibilities will include:

Book Reviews Editor 

  • Commissioning and editing book reviews from PGRs and ECAs
  • Liaising with publishers to order copies of books to be sent to reviewers
  • Compiling lists of newly released books in American Studies
  • Uploading reviews to WordPress, scheduling the reviews, and liaising with the communications editor to promote them

Events Editor

  • Commissioning and editing event reviews from PGRs and ECAs
  • Researching upcoming American Studies events, for example conferences, for review
  • Liaising with and conducting interviews with events organisers as part of our Eyes on Events series 
  • Recording, editing and uploading Eyes on Events interviews to our website

Communications Editor

  • Compiling the monthly newsletter: highlighting the articles, reviews, and content produced that month
  • Publicising USSO articles and events on Twitter: scheduling tweets in alignment with the publication schedule, regularly sharing our opportunities and call for contributions, and tagging relevant accounts and hashtags to reach our intended audience
  • Managing the Twitter account: including the #WriteAmStudies hashtag, interacting with other American Studies accounts, responding to enquiries, and generally maintaining a good online presence
  • Updating branding and logos when needed

 

These positions are, as with many BAAS roles, voluntary and are intended to be held for a minimum of 1 year.

 

Download the full application form here.

Please send your completed application form and academic CV to Sarah and Robyn at usso@baas.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is Sunday 22nd May 2022. Interviews will be conducted the following week.

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