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

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

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