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Media Practice and Education is the leading global forum for sharing creative media praxis research. The journal sees media practice as broad ranging and interdisciplinary, enabling it to make an impactful contribution to the advancement of practice-based knowledge. The Board are committed to encouraging the exploration of the interplay between critical and theoretical reflection and the creative practice of media practitioners and media practice educators.

Media Practice and Education is keen to recruit a new editor with experience in transcultural media practice and production, as well as an academic background in media education.  The successful candidate must have the passion to drive the journal forward enhancing its reach and reputation. Cognisant of the imperatives of decolonisation, the successful candidate will actively enhance the journal’s inclusivity, leading and shaping the dynamic dialogue within the editorial board to envision strategies that enact decolonisation within media practice research. This is a significant opportunity to help shape the future of an increasingly important field. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor to ensure seamless transition. The board is open to the appointment of a sole editor or co-editors and administrative support for the role from within the successful applicant/s institution is desirable. 

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online submission and peer review system, through Editorial Manager. 

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. 

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant: 

Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions including an awareness of different media production contexts; 
The ability to envision a decolonising agenda for media practice research that renews our commitment to anti-racism, enhances the journal’s inclusivity and builds methods for support to under-represented and under-resourced communities; 
An active participant in the field of media practice with dynamic networks; 
Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner; 
The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors. 
Editor(s) do not need to be UK-based. 

TIMELINE 

Applications deadline: Mon Oct 12th. Interviews; Fri Oct 30th - times TBC according to time zones. We hope the successful applicant(s) will start the role formally in early January 2021. As stated, this position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.

Submitting your Application 

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor/Co-Editors please forward your CV/s, a covering letter and a statement of your vision for the journal to research@lcc.arts.ac.uk Please put ‘Application; Editor of Media Practice and Education Journal’ in the email header. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages of A4 and should cover: 

Goals and Vision for the journal with an eye towards the growing field of media practice research; 
Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it; 
How you would work in partnership with the editorial board; 
How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions; 
How you would work with authors.

The application package should also include a representative sample of practice that reflects the applicant’s interest/activity in the field of media practice research. 

Queries about the post please send to research@lcc.arts.uk

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