AAA’s NEOS Seeks to Fill Three Editorial Positions

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NEOS, the flagship publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) of the American Anthropology Association, is seeking to fill three positions on its editorial team. Applications are due by September 10, 2021.

Two positions are NEOS co-editors, who serve a two-year term. NEOS co-editors work with the ACYIG Advisory Board and coordinate the NEOS editorial team, which includes assistant editors, copyeditors, and a Digital Scholarship Intern. Together with the editorial team, the co-editors are responsible for overseeing the entirety of the publication process for two issues of NEOS per year. Full cycle publication tasks include: conceptualization of upcoming thematic issues, including scope and author invitation; preparation and wide dissemination of call for papers (CFP); development and implementation of editorial and peer review processes and timelines; management of peer reviewers and the editorial team; collaboration with the ACYIG advisory board; mentorship of the digital scholarship intern; authorship of the issue’s Editorial; communication with authors and other NEOS stakeholders during publication and dissemination activities; creation and oversight of publication systems, processes, procedures, and forms; execution of copyediting activities; and outreach and publicity of NEOS through a multitude of mediums.

Co-editors join the team for a two-year term and oversee and support the onboarding of new co-editors through a one quarter Ex-Officio period. Co-editors should be highly organized and detail-oriented individuals with strong communication skills, robust leadership experience, familiarity with publication processes, and expertise in child & youth studies.

The third position is a digital scholarship intern, who serves a one-year renewable term. The NEOS digital scholarship intern supports the full editorial team in the publication and dissemination of NEOS by engaging a variety of full-cycle publication efforts, at the discretion of the co-editors. The NEOS intern should have a passion for child and youth studies and skills in writing, editing, and project management. 

Applicants submit a CV and a 1-page (maximum) cover letter discussing how this opportunity is aligned with their academic/professional goals and the skills/experiences they will bring to the position. Materials can be emailed to [email protected].

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