Editor, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture

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Editor, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture
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International Environmental Communication Association
January 1, 2012


We are seeking applicants for the position of Editor of the journal Environmental Communication:  A Journal of Nature and Culture.  This journal has been published by Taylor-Francis-Routledge since 2007, and is now the official journal of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) (http://environmentalcomm.org).  Publishing four issues per year, the journal obtained an ISI Impact Factor beginning in 2009 (2010 Impact Factor 0.568).   The journal continues to pursue the goal of becoming the flagship publication in the field of environmental communication. For more information about the journal’s mission, aims, and scope, along with samples of published work, go to www.tandfonline.com/renc.
The editor is responsible for promoting the mission of the journal through seeking, commissioning, and developing articles and other features of the highest quality, and insuring that these articles and features are delivered to the publisher in good order and on a timely basis. The new editor will take responsibility for assigning and reviewing new submissions upon completion of manuscript assignments for Volume 7, or January 2013. Expected length of term is five years (negotiable).
 Relationships and Support
The editor will work with the publisher through the Taylor & Francis Managing Editor on the Environment journals list as well as promotional staff.  The editor will also work with the Publications Committee of the IECA, and will serve as a member of its Board of Directors.  The publisher will assist the editor through production editing and promotional support as well as an annual stipend. 
 Primary Tasks

  • Continue to develop an international Editorial Board

  • Recruit and manage a team of Associate Editors that reflects the breadth of the field

  • Process and make editorial decisions on open submissions

  • Commission special issues of the journal that reflect trends in the field

  • Provide quality assurance in the selection and performance of reviewers

  • Deliver high-quality, peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication within prescribed quarterly deadlines

  • Work with the publisher and IECA to promote the journal at professional meetings and other venues

 Selection Criteria
We seek candidates with the following attributes:

  • Leading researcher/scholar in the field of EC

  • Knowledge of the international EC research community

  • Ability to communicate effectively and manage projects and tasks on deadline

  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with faculty and staff

  • Experience in reviewing and editing (books, journal issues, etc.)

Application should include cover letter that addresses your interests and capabilities (including any potential institutional support), along with a current CV.    Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.  Final editor selection will be made by Taylor-Francis-Routledge in consultation with the search committee.
Send application electronically to:  Associate Professor Libby Lester (co-chair, IECA Publication Committee and search committee chair), University of Tasmania (Libby.Lester@utas.edu.au).  Questions can be directed to Prof. Lester or current editor Steve Depoe (depoesp@ucmail.uc.edu).