Monday, January 27, 2014

Call for Applications: Choices Editor

Editor of Choices Magazine

The AAEA Board now seeks applications for one editor of Choices Magazine to be appointed for a four-year term, beginning in January 2015. This term runs from January 1, 2015–December 31, 2018; however, appointment extensions and/or renewals may be considered. Editorship appointments for Choices Magazine are staggered such that one new appointment is made every two years. Choices is an online peer-reviewed magazine published by the AAEA for readers interested in the policy and management of agriculture, the food industry, natural resources, rural communities, and the environment. Issues are published twice quarterly and include theme articles and submitted articles.

The new Choices editor will work with the continuing editor to manage all submitted articles and to develop and coordinate theme proposals for Choices. The editors also provide leadership, coordination, and oversight of all aspects of publishing in conjunction with the AAEA Business Office. Once a new editor is selected, the editors will divide the editorial responsibilities as appropriate.

The new editor should be prepared to begin January 1, 2015. Applications should include a statement of editorial philosophy and ideas for furthering the publication’s goals, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of support from the applicant’s host institution. AAEA will provide a small honorarium and financial assistance for Choices-related travel.  According to AAEA policies, all editors must maintain current AAEA membership while serving as an editor.

Applica­tions should be sent electronically in a single document to Brian Mondrag√≥n Jones, AAEA Executive Director, at bmjones@aaea.org by Monday, February 3, 2014. Third-party nominations of potentially interested candidates who can then be solicited for their materials are also welcome.

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