Managing Editor Position opening at Computer Music Journal

Computer Music Journal, a scholarly journal founded in 1976 and published by MIT Press, invites applications for the position of managing editor. The managing editor reports to the Editor (editor-in-chief), ensures that all editors contribute materials for each issue in a timely fashion, ensures that editors and authors review proofs in a timely fashion, and collates reviews of proofs. The position entails an estimated average of 10-12 hours per month and has no geographical limitations. Applications are due July 25, 2023. The position is expected to begin in early September, 2023. The current managing editor, Peter Castine, wishes to retire from this position.

Your emailed application should include:

(1) a brief letter explaining your interest and qualifications.
(2) a curriculum vitae, including education, publications, any editorial experience, and a list of areas of computer music in which you have particular interest or expertise.
(3) names, phone numbers, email addresses, and affiliations of references.
(4) one or more short samples of your writing (not necessarily published) on any topic related to computer music.

Members of underrepresented groups, including women, are encouraged to apply, as are all other qualified applicants.

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Position: Managing Editor

  • Estimate time requirement:
    • 10-12 hours per month, on average
  • Location:
    • May live anywhere in the world with good Internet access
  • Requirements:
    • Broad and deep knowledge of computer music
    • Master's or doctoral degree
    • Musical training
    • Training in a technical field (e.g., computer science, engineering, mathematics, sciences)
    • English fluency and good writing skills
    • Punctuality and attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills
  • Helpful:
    • Experience managing other personnel
    • Familiarity with foreign languages
  • Responsibilities:
    • Serve as the primary liaison between the editors and MIT Press's production coordinator, for all matters related to production of issues.
    • Ensure that the Editor, manuscript editor, reviews editor, products editor, and any guest editors send materials for each issue on time.
    • Gather publication agreements and any needed permissions for articles' content.
    • Provide articles to MIT Press for early online posting shortly after receiving them from the manuscript editor.
    • Provide all other materials to MIT Press by the deadline for each issue.
    • Ensure that authors and editors review proofs in a timely fashion.
    • Collate editors' and authors' requested revisions after they review proofs.
    • Communicate with authors about post-publication matters such as complimentary copies.
  • Compensation:
    • Nominal; contact the Editor.
  • Recognition: