Managing Editor: Acta Academia

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Acta Academica is an academic journal dedicated to scholarship in the humanities. The journal publishes scholarly articles that examine society, culture and politics past and present from a critical social theory perspective. The University of the Free State invites applications for the position of Managing Editor: Acta Academia.

CONTRACT: 3 years

DATE OF ASSUMPTION OF DUTIES: 1 February 2019

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and take responsibility for the publication of the journal (Acta Academia).
  • Receive and file new article submissions.
  • Copy editing of articles for grammar, literals, errors and style.
  • Rewriting and editing for sense and improved language use.
  • Flagging of errors and queries that need the attention of the writer.
  • Comments and suggestions on issues such as consistency, repetition and flow.
  • Advise the editor on new article submissions.
  • Keep database of article status.
  • Manage the peer review process of articles.
  • Maintain correspondence with authors.
  • Keep in touch with contacts at the publisher.
  • Relay final articles to the publishers and proof read the journal before publication.
  • Update Journal website.

INHERENT (MINIMUM) REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant Magister degree in the Humanities.
  • Fluent in English
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in a richly diverse working environment.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Enrolled for a doctoral degree in the Humanities.
  • Relevant working experience.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Familiarity with contemporary debates in social theory.
  • Experience in copy editing.
  • Experience with database updating and management.

Please contact Marizanne Cloete at cloetem@ufs.ac.za for further information.

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