Calls for Contributors February 2019

Call for Executive, Copy, and Social Media Editors

The Activist History Review is seeking applicants for positions on its editorial board. Qualified applicants may hail from a wide variety of personal, political, intellectual, and disciplinary backgrounds both in and out of academia, but should be dedicated to understanding the ways that our studies of the past should impact our actions in the present.

The Activist History Review is seeking applicants for positions on its editorial board. Qualified applicants may hail from a wide variety of personal, political, intellectual, and disciplinary backgrounds both in and out of academia, but should be dedicated to understanding the ways that our studies of the past should impact our actions in the present.

Of chief interest are applicants for the role of Executive Editor. The Executive Editor will be responsible for setting the tone of The Activist History Review as a publication, as well as determining the timeline for monthly issues and columns. The Executive Editor is also responsible for coordinating with the other members of the editorial board in order to draft and publicize calls for contributors for regular and themed monthly issues. Finally, the Executive Editor is responsible for coordinating the editorial board’s efforts to guide contributors through the editorial process from revisions to publication, and ensuring that content released by TAHR is adequately publicized.

TAHR is also seeking applicants for the positions of copy editor and social media editor. The copy editor will be responsible for the final rounds of editing on each article published by TAHR, with particular attention paid to grammatical and typographical errors missed by other editors prior to publication and to unforeseen formatting errors that may appear once the article is posted online. Additionally, the copy editor often coordinates with the lead editor about posting to social media—a responsibility separate from the social media editor. The social media editor will be responsible for increasing and maintaining traffic to our Facebook and Twitter accounts by posting articles from other outlets that are relevant to our own, reposting articles from TAHR that have particular relevance to the current news cycle, and sharing our articles with Facebook groups and other online communities that may have an interest in them.

In the wake of the second anniversary of the Review’s founding, we on the editorial board are eager to begin this new chapter in our history by welcoming new historians and their ideas as we continue to fight for an approach to the past that more deliberately engages with the urgent issues of the present. Interested candidates should submit a letter of introduction and a brief CV to activisthistory@gmail.com

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