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
Our outgoing Blog editor, Joshua Barratt, describes how he has enjoyed the role:
“Being the RSA Blog Editor provided an excellent opportunity to learn and publish new and upcoming research for an online audience and provided instrumental networking opportunities with leading scholars in regional studies on a global stage.”
To find out more about publishing in the RSA blog, please join the RSA’s forthcoming Professional Development Webinar on ‘Publishing: A conversation about publishing a non-standard academic piece’ with the outgoing RSA Blog Editor Joshua Barrett, University of Guelph, Canada and the Regions eZine Editor Eduardo Oliveira, University of Kiel, Germany.
This webinar will be held on 10th February 2021, 14:00 GMT. The webinar is free and open to all and provides opportunities to ask questions. For more details and to register, please click here.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a manifesto (maximum 500 words) setting out:
- Your ideas on how the Blog can have relevance and impact in the Regional Studies academic and policy communities;
- Outline any existing editorial experience;
- 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: 17.00 (GMT) Monday 15th February 2021
Please email your application to Daniela Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org