Visual Studies – Book Review Editor Position

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Visual Studies – Book Review Editor Position

After four years as Book Review Editor for Visual Studies, Annebella Pollen is stepping down.  The International Visual Sociology Association is therefore looking to identify a suitable replacement for this important role.  The role requires a broad awareness of the field, a commitment to high editorial standards and enthusiasm.

The duties of Book Review Editor include:

• Receiving and, where appropriate, soliciting books for review from publishers, and forwarding them to review authors in a timely fashion
• Identifying review authors and commissioning reviews, including extended review essays for particularly significant individual or linked publications
• Communicating with review authors and advising on appropriate review length and matters of style
• Ensuring submitted reviews meet the editorial standards of the journal prior to publication
• Working with the review authors and the journal editor to identify appropriate visual material to accompany selected reviews
• Developing the journal’s book reviews policy in conjunction with the journal editor and the film and multimedia review editor

IVSA welcomes expressions of interest in the role.  Please supply a brief statement (max. 500 words) explaining your interest in the role, what you bring to the journal and prior editing/publishing experience, plus a CV.  Submissions to the editor by May 1, 2017.  Informal enquiries or any questions may be directed to the journal editors or IVSA President.

IVSA President: Professor Douglas Harper
Visual Studies editor: Professor Timothy Shortell
Visual Studies associate editor: Scott Lizama

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