Call for Editors
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, bilingual academic journal housed at the University of Winnipeg. The mandate of the journal is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.
The journal is currently looking for editors who work in one or more of the following areas: queer studies, critical pedagogy, critical race studies, history, sociology, cultural theory, digital texts, video games, French studies, and film and television. Duties and responsibilities include finding peer reviewers, assessing peer-review reports, preparing reports for the managing board, and substantive editing of accepted articles. At Jeunesse, substantive editing includes detailed assessment of the logic of the argument and comments on stylistic felicity.
While the positions are unpaid, there are considerable benefits to working as an editor of Jeunesse: editors help to shape the field of studies in young people’s texts and cultures internationally and to mentor emerging scholars, and will be offered the opportunity to participate in planning future directions of the journal. In addition, editors are entitled to request reference letters to aid in promotion and tenure from the lead Editor. For the most part, editors will work remotely, via e-mail. All editors will receive a free subscription to the journal.
Applicants should provide a statement of interest that outlines why they would like be an editor of Jeunesse, as well as an account of previous editing experience (if any) and a short curriculum vitae that showcases other relevant scholarly activities. Statements should clearly indicate that applicants are familiar with the journal.
The deadline for applications is August 31, 2015. Please send your applications and any inquiries to the Managing Editor, Larissa Wodtke (firstname.lastname@example.org).