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Managing Editor, Postcolonial Studies

Apply by 29 November, starting early December

0.3 FTE / 10.5 hours per week, $88,750 pro rata, plus 9.5% superannuation.

12 month rolling contract on confirmation of six-month probation.

Postcolonial Studies

Postcolonial Studies is the flagship scholarly journal of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne. Established in 1996 and published by Taylor and Francis, the journal has a strong international reputation and is edited by a diversely located global board. It is published four times a year. 

We are seeking an experienced, well organised, and energetic Managing Editor to oversee the editorial administration and workflows associated with ensuring high quality production and timely publication of the journal. The Managing Editor must have the necessary expertise and confidence to desk reject submissions that fall outside of the journal’s editorial scope (Postcolonial Studies currently receives more than 150 submissions per year, 80% of which are rejected, as well as proposals for special issues); liaise directly with authors, editors, guest editors, reviewers, publishers; and be responsible for collating and efficiently delivering final copy into the publishing system. The Managing Editor works closely with the journal’s co-editors and reviews editor who are currently located in Australia, India and the UK, and is and supported by the journal’s convening editor(s).

For more on Postcolonial Studies see the journal’s website.  

Essential requirements

  • A BA(Hons) or higher tertiary degree in the social sciences or humanities
  • Demonstrated experience in structural editing and sub-editing of published academic work in the humanities and/or social sciences
  • Demonstrated experience working with the academic system of peer review, and in liaising with authors, reviewers, and publishers
  • Demonstrated experience working with the Taylor and Francis online Editorial Manager system or equivalent
  • Demonstrated capacity for a high level of administrative organisation, ability to plan and oversee an efficient work schedule, plan effectively, and establish and meet tight deadlines
  • This position is based in Melbourne, with a requirement to participate in face-to-face meetings, but flexible work arrangements are supported 

Additional preferential criteria

  • Education and/or expertise in the broad field of postcolonial studies or cognate area
  • Previous employment in a similar role

For more information about this position contact Melinda Hinkson, Director of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies and Convening Editor of Postcolonial

To apply: please send a detailed curriculum vitae and an expression of interest letter addressing selection criteria to:  by Monday 29 November.

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