Career development opportunity: Call for RSA Blog Editor

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for its popular Blog which has been running since 2010. The Blog provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field. –

The key responsibilities of the Blog Editor are:

  • To manage the Blog in conjunction with the RSA office team and in line with the RSA Communication Strategy
  • To solicit, review, edit, approve and publish content online
  • To monitor responses and comments
  • To grow the number of unsolicited submissions
  • To assist in marketing the Blog via social media
  • To join and to report to the RSA Board
  • To contribute at RSA Board meetings to the development of the Association

Why should you apply?

  • To develop further your editorial skills and global networks
  • To gain global visibility
  • To support knowledge exchange in the field of regional studies and regional science
  • To become part of the RSA Board and to participate in up to four RSA Board meetings per year
  • To contribute to the development of a global and leading Association in the field of regional studies

Application process

Interested candidates are invited to submit a manifesto (maximum 500 words) setting out:

  1. Your ideas on how the Blog can have relevance and impact in the Regional Studies academic and policy communities;
  2. Outline any existing editorial experience;
  3. Any institutional support available, including any time allowance to undertake the editorial role.

You should attach a full CV– these may be in summary form but should give enough information to demonstrate embeddedness in the field and its networks, e.g. information about networks, research interests, conferences attended, relevant publications, professional memberships, links to personal blogs and twitter handle etc.

Closing Date for applications: 5pm (GMT) Monday 18th December 2017

Please email your application to Daniela Carl at


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