Social Work Education: The international journal The journal is seeking a new Associate Editor(s) (UK) Reviews. This post has been held jointly for five years by Dr Nicki Ward (University of Birmingham) and Prof Sarah Galvani (Manchester Metropolitan University) who will be available to support any new Associate Editor(s) into the role. The new Associate Editor(s) will be expected to attend the annual Board Meeting on the 2nd-3rd March 2015 in Manchester when they will officially take up their new position. Applications for a job-share are welcome. Role Description and Requirements: Associate Editor (UK) Reviews Tasks The commissioning of reviews of texts and other appropriate media relevant to social work education published in the UK and Europe. Adopting a senior associate editor reviews role in terms of mentoring and supporting international associate editors who are new in role and may be new to the editing process. Offering guidance (where appropriate) to other reviews editors, in particular to ensure the standard of, and requirements for, reviews are maintained. The overseeing of the smooth running of the reviews section – including liaison with the publishers on behalf of the international group of review editors, final editorial control of review contents, collation and production of reports for the editorial board meetings. Co-ordination of the work of the review editors, regular liaison with review editors and representation of their views where necessary at the board meetings. Assessing papers for the journal as requested by the editors Contributing to the overall direction and production of the journal Attendance at board meetings and other events as requested Representation of the journal at events, academic conferences etc Requirements: Commitment to the principles and aims of the journal Prior experience of publication Familiarity with the work of academic journals and editorial boards Experience of assessing and reviewing Strong organisational skills Ability to work independently to tight timescales Editing experience desirable. Contact Sarah Galvani or Nicki Ward for further details. [email protected] or [email protected] Applications (CV and letter of interest addressing the role description and any ideas they may have for developing the role) to be emailed to Prof Hugh McLaughlin at [email protected] Interviews may be necessary. Deadline for receipt of applications: 19th December 2014.
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