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NOW RECRUITING: Editorial Positions, Journal of Media Literacy Education

The Journal of Media Literacy Education is seeking to recruit a Co-Editor and a Managing Editor to serve a three-year, renewable term 2022 - 2025. In these leadership positions, you will support the work of the open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education. JMLE is the official journal of the National Association for Media Literacy Education

To apply, please review the job description below and complete this short form, which asks you to share information about your experience and background. Then send an email of interest that includes a brief explanation of why you are interested in the position and how you developed your expertise in media literacy education, along with your CV, to renee@mediaeducationlab.com. Applications will be reviewed after February 28 and the position will begin in May, 2022. 

  • The Co-Editor has the authority to determine the editorial content within the defined scope of the journal.
  • The Managing Editor coordinates the editorial process to support the operations of journal publication.  

A. QUALIFICATIONS

You must possess expertise in research in media literacy education and be skilled in the arts of writing, editing, critical assessment, and diplomacy. You will be responsible for collaborating with a team to publish original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of scientific and professional topics of interest to the readership. You must be comfortable in learning to use academic software tools for publishing scholarly articles. You are identified in the journal masthead. These positions are volunteer positions that represent the highest level of service to the field. 

B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

1. Establish and implement policies for:

  • Submission of manuscripts and criteria for authorship/contributorship

  • Processes for peer review, evaluation of decisions regarding publication, and methods for reconsideration of rejected manuscripts

  • Identification and selection of theme issues and supplements

  • Conflict of interest and disclosure

  • Handling allegations and findings of scientific misbehavior and misconduct

2. Your responsibilities to authors include 

  • Providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting manuscripts

  • Protecting the confidentiality of every author’s work

  • Establishing a system for effective and rapid peer review

  • Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner

3. Your responsibilities to reviewers includes: 

  • Monitoring and ensuring the fairness, timeliness, thoroughness, and civility of the peer-review editorial process.

  • Assigning papers for review appropriate to each reviewer’s area of interest and expertise

  • Providing reviewers with written, explicit instructions on the journal’s expectations for the scope, content, quality, and timeliness of their reviews to promote thoughtful, fair, constructive, and informative critique of the submitted work

  • Finding ways to recognize the contributions of reviewers. 

4. Your responsibility to readers and the interdisciplinary knowledge community: 

  • Evaluating all manuscripts considered for publication to make certain that each provides the evidence readers need to evaluate the authors’ conclusions and that authors’ conclusions reflect the evidence provided in the manuscript.

  • Maintaining the journal’s internal integrity as the premiere journal in media literacy education.  

C. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TEAM

  • Founding Editor: solicits manuscripts, assigns manuscripts to co-editors, promotes journal, helps select guest editors, makes management decisions, liaison with NAMLE

  • Co-Editors: make management decisions, solicit manuscripts, read papers with sensitivity to culture and context, assign reviewers, read reviews, monitor review processes, make editorial decisions, send ms to managing editor

  • Managing Editor: checks for basic standards (formal features of submissions for appropriateness, plagiarism, checking for blinding), assigns manuscripts to editors, monitors review processes, sends accepted ms to copyeditors, sends final ms to production editor, coordinates with author through to publication, manages interns, liaison with BePress.

  • Copyeditors: conforms ms to APA style, checks citations, corrects grammar, spelling, reviews for coherence

  • Production Editor: templates manuscripts, uploads to BePress, overall website management, 

  • Interns: provides assistance to managing editor as needed

  • Reviewers: read manuscript and evaluate overall quality of the work; offer specific written feedback that helps strengthen the work; demonstrate respect for authors and research process; communicate with co-editors

  • Advisory Board Members: solicits manuscripts, promotes the journal, makes recommendations on an as-needed basis. serves as guest editors 

The JMLE is the official publication of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Editors and Advisory Board members maintain editorial independence from the leadership and board of the membership organization. NAMLE leadership does not participate in editorial decision making although regular dialogue and coordination between editors and the executive director occurs at least annually.