Monday, August 20, 2018

Call for Applications: Associate Editors

Dear Colleagues,

SEM Student News is currently seeking one or more associate editors to join its student-led team as regular staff contributors. The start date for associate editor positions begins immediately with our upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 issue (Music and Politics II: Politics in/of Ethnomusicology) and continues for a term of at least four issues (two years). Applicants should be students currently registered in a graduate degree program and conducting music research in ethnomusicology or a related field/discipline. We especially encourage Masters and early PhD students to apply.

Associate Editors are responsible for reviewing and editing materials as they are submitted for each issue, following deadlines set by the Editor and Assistant Editor. Prior publication or editorial experience is recommended but not required; detailed knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style  author-date formatting (see Ethnomusicology and recent issues of SEM Student News for examples) is essential.

Screened applicants will be provided with a short piece to edit, containing stylistic, grammatical, and formatting issues. They will be asked to edit the piece within a two-day period and return it to the editors containing track comments indicating corrections and suggestions.

To apply, please send a CV along with a brief statement of your experience and interest (c. 250 words) and a sample article (c. 750–1000 words) to semstudentnews@gmail.com no later than September 20, 2017. Writing samples should illustrate ability, style, and perspective. We will consider applicants’ sample articles for publication in our Fall/Winter 2018 issue, especially if they pertain to our current theme. Interested applicants can read our recent call for submissions for more information on our forthcoming issue.

Please feel free to request further information by contacting the editors at semstudentnews@gmail.com and to share this posting with anyone who might be interested in the position.

Best regards,

Davin Vidigal Rosenberg, Editor
Eugenia Siegel Conte, Incoming Editor