Open Positions: JCAS


The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS), a peer-reviewed online journal hosted by Yale University and New England Archivists, seeks an Associate Editor and a Marketing Associate. All interested candidates should apply by August 1, 2016. See below for details.

JCAS‘s mission is to further awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, and historians, and serve as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer review and publication. JCAS publishes research articles, case studies, literature reviews (book, web-based, multimedia), work-in-progress articles, and conference reports that emphasize unique intellectual and technological developments in the archival profession. JCAS is an open-access, online academic journal published via the Berkeley Electronic Press Digital Commons platform.

The Associate Editor collaborates with the Managing Editor in soliciting, selecting, and developing content for the journal. The Associate Editor reviews assigned submissions and oversees the peer review process for them: reading and evaluating reports submitted by peer reviewers and recommending to the Managing Editor whether the manuscripts should be accepted for publication, accepted for publication with revisions, or rejected for publication. The Associate Editor participates in outreach programming whenever possible and assists in the solicitation of submissions on an ongoing basis. This person will serve a term of three years, with the opportunity to serve a second term if desired.

The Marketing Associate generates and oversees all publicity, networking, and liaison work for the journal’s social media presence. The Marketing Associate manages all incoming and outgoing communications and coordinates outreach events with the NEA Communications Committee. This person will serve a term of two years, with the opportunity to serve a second term if desired.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and a short cover letter for consideration by the NEA Executive Board. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2016. Applications and questions should be directed to NEA Immediate Past President Colin Lukens:

New England Archivists
Communications Committee

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