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Call for expressions of interest for new Copy Editor for the Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD)

Call for expressions of interest for new Copy Editor for the Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD)

The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) Editorial Board is seeking expressions of interest for a new Copy Editor, to commence in December 2018 for a two-year term. Deadline: 5 November

The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. JSFD’s mission is to advance, examine and disseminate evidence and best practices for programmes and interventions that use sport to promote development, health and/or peace.

JSFD seeks original submissions from researchers and implementers, including experts and young researchers in public health, education, gender equity, disability, youth development, economics and conflict. All articles must be submitted online and undergo a rigorous peer review process. All JSFD articles and volumes are made freely available online to the public.  
 
The JSFD Editorial Board is seeking expressions of interest for a new Copy Editor, to commence in December 2018 for a two-year term. We welcome applications from all interested and suitably qualified parties.  
 
The copy editor is responsible for leading the editing process for manuscripts that have undergone the peer review process and been accepted for publication by JSFD. The role’s primary function is to ensure the accuracy and consistency of manuscript grammar, punctuation, spelling, and reference formatting, as well as adherence to the JSFD style guide. 
 
Required skills and experience include:

  • Experience and expertise in editing research manuscripts  
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently while also collaborating in a team environment 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in undertaking sport for development research
  • Current or completed PhD in a related discipline 

As with all positions at JSFD, the Copy Editor is a voluntary role. The time commitment for this role is expected to be approximately four to six hours per month. This position will work closely with the managing editor and layout editor of JSFD.  
 
Expressions of interest should include:  

- A brief cover letter (one page maximum) indicating:

  • The skills and experience that the candidate will bring to the role 
  • The motivations for joining the JSFD editorial team

 - A brief CV (one page maximum) 
 
Please submit your expression of interest to jsfdeditors@gmail.com by 5 November 2018. 
 
The co-editors (Kate Merrill, Per Svensson and Meredith Whitley) or our Managing Editor (Erika Mueller) would be happy to discuss this position with any potential applicants.  

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