Editor’s note: We are reprinting this announcement, which we received a few days ago. This looks like a great opportunity for graduate students to get involved in journal editing.
The Graduate Journal of Food Studies is looking for three graduate-level students to join our team of co-editors. We welcome applications from graduate students working broadly across food studies from disciplines including but not limited to: anthropology, sociology, gender studies, history, communication studies, geography and science and technology studies (STS).
The role involves a range of editorial responsibilities including reviewing submissions and liaising with peer reviewers, and working directly with contributors on short form pieces. Working with us is a great opportunity to gain relevant professional experience before participating in other spheres of scholarly, open access publishing.
Our editorial board switched to a flattened structure in June 2020, favoring distributed leadership over titles and hierarchy. With this shift came the collective commitment to share decisions and responsibilities: co-editors are asked to work with prospective authors based on their area of expertise, and, alongside these editorial tasks, each co-editor is asked to oversee one aspect of organizational management year-round (e.g. monitoring inboxes, managing the WordPress site, social media, and copyediting).
While most of our operations take place asynchronously, we meet three times a year to discuss in-progress articles, ideate future directions, and see smiling faces. We are pleased that our current editorial board is made up of an international editorship, and we hope to continue involving perspectives outside of the North American context, especially as our commitments to publishing and pedagogy intend to serve the greater community of early-career food scholars. For more information on how to apply, visit our “get involved” page or email us with questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications for co-editors is February 28, 2023. Candidates will be interviewed by members of the current editorial board in mid-March to early April.