Position at Computer Music Journal
Computer Music Journal invites applications for the position of editor of news and announcements. The position entails an average of 3-6 hours per week or less, and has no geographical limitations. Detailed requirements are listed below.
Computer Music Journal, a scholarly quarterly from MIT Press, has been published continuously since 1977. It appears both in print and electronically (see http://mitpress.mit.edu/cmj).
This is a volunteer position: there is no financial compensation, but the appointee will gain experience in publishing, and will be able to participate in the "cutting edge" of the computer music field. The appointee will be listed by name on the inside front cover of each issue on which he or she works, and on the Journal's Web site. The appointee will be invited, but not required, to attend the CMJ editors' annual summit meeting in the USA.
The first year of the position will be treated as an internship, unless the appointee is exceptionally well qualified and has already achieved widespread recognition for his or her career in computer music. In that case, the appointee's title will be Editorial Consultant; otherwise, it will initially be Editorial Intern.
Applicants should demonstrate both eagerness for success as an editor and a commitment to computer music. Interests might include composition, performance, engineering, or research topics in the field. Superb English writing skills are essential. A solid knowledge of the computer music field will be invaluable in ascertaining the priority of potential news items, as well as in editing the chosen items. Members of underrepresented groups, such as women, are encouraged to apply, as are all other qualified applicants.
The current editor of news and announcements, Richard Zvonar, has resigned from the position, owing to serious illness and competing demands on his time. We wish him well and sincerely thank him for his contributions to ten issues of Computer Music Journal.
Your application should include:
(1) a brief letter explaining your interest and qualifications.
(2) a curriculum vitae, including education, editorial, or clerical work experience, and any publications.
(3) names, phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses of references.
(4) one or more short samples of your writing on any topic
(a computer music topic is helpful but not necessary, and the samples need not be published).
(5) the date when you can start, preferably as soon as possible and in any case no later than March 1, 2005.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Applications accepted by email; send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard-copy applications accepted; send to: Editor, Computer Music
Journal, 2550 9th Street #207 B, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA. (Materials will not be returned.)
For questions, please contact the Editor at email@example.com.
(Responses will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Position: Editor of news and announcements
May live anywhere in the world
Native English fluency
Excellent writing and editing skills
Frequent access to electronic mail and the Web
Good knowledge of the computer music field
Bachelor's degree or higher
Access to a Macintosh or Windows PC with Microsoft Word software
Familiarity with other languages (e.g., German, French, Spanish,
Receive potential news items and announcements from Editor
Collect other items from Web, mailing lists, etc.
Send collected, unedited items to Editor for approval
Edit each item
Send edited items to Editor and Managing Editor as Microsoft Word files
Collect occasional artwork to accompany news items (such as image files from the Web, or hard-copy illustrations in brochures)