Call: Editors

Books; Journal; Conferences

AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) is an internationally recognized non-profit research organisation.

Architecture_MPS, ISSN 2050-9006, is a fully Open Access interdisciplinary academic journal with a primary focus on issues of the built environment.

UCL Press (University College London) is the journal’s publisher. It is the UK’s only fully open access university press. It is also publisher of the AMPS book series on housing.

Intellect Books is a global, innovative publishing house for books and journals with partners including University of Chicago Press.

Responding to the major growth in outputs created through these collaborations AMPS calls for several editors of books and journal publications. The positions are on a volunteer basis and can be embedded in two research programmes led by AMPS: Housing-Critical Futures and The Mediated City.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research organisation, its journal and associated book publications, this call will be of interest to academics involved with: architecture, urban studies, geography, sociology, media studies, art, new medias and digital technologies.

The Architecture_MPS journal publishes two volumes per year, each consisting of four articles. Journal editors will be responsible for a single volume each year. Several books will be published each year as part of both AMPS research programmes. Book editors and/or co-editors will be responsible for one book each.

Positions Available:

Book Editors; Journal Editors

Deadline: 07th February. Interviews held the week commencing 15th February 2015

Job Role:

  • Function as the Managing Editor of either an Architecture_MPS journal volume and/or AMPS academic books
  • Report to the journal’s Executive Editor and/or Book Series Editor on scheduling, content, reviews, production and dissemination.
  • Copy-edit journal articles and/or books, overseeing production from edited manuscripts through printed pages.
  • Oversee the editing and proofreading of all assigned publications.
  • Source submissions and reviewers for the journal and/or book publications.
  • Liaise with and manage submissions to the publishers of the journal and/or books.
  • Promote and disseminate news and information through academic channels.

Requirements:

  • Track record in research/ publications
  • Experience with academic writing standards (citations, argumentation, grammar, tone etc.)
  • Subject knowledge around the built environment
  • Reliable, exceptionally organized, with proven time management skills
  • Excellent written communication skills

Desirable attributes:

  • Editorial / Copyediting experience
  • Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and Harvard citation systems
  • Experience with academic conference organization
  • Subject expertise in one or more of: architecture, urban design, sociology, media studies, digital technologies, housing

Researchers and academics interested in this position should send:

  1. A statement of interest (300 words max.)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three samples of written work to admin@architecturemps.com

Please indicate which position(s) is of interest and title the subject line of your email: “Editorial Positions”