I am seeking a colleague to serve in the professional service role of book review editor for Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Historically, the book review editor has been responsible for coordinating the book review process for the journal. The responsibilities include coordinating with publishers to manage review copies (or request them), communicating with book review authors, and circulating review manuscripts for peer review prior to publication using Editorial Manager, the online review system that is used by TETYC.
The TETYC book review editor will work with me to plan review needs for the upcoming issues. Typically 2 to 4 books (sometimes other types of media or web-based resources) are featured in each issue, and the usual review process (submission, two to three reviewer reports, a revision stage, editing, then publication) applies to reviews.
As a professional service role, rewards to the review editor are entirely psychic, intellectual, and professional–the person in this role will be contributing to the professional dialogue on topics of interest to peers in the field and cultivating editorial and review skills that will serve as preparation for someone interested in moving to a journal editorship role in the future.
Duties may range from one to several hours per week, depending on the number of reviews in progress. Due to the magic of technology (and Skype), the person selected for the role will collaborate with me to learn Editorial Manager and to engage in ongoing publication planning. There is no specific term to be met.
If you are interested in serving in this role, please send a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae to email@example.com by March 15, 2016.