Call for Editor – Newspaper Research Journal

The Newspaper and Online News Division invites applications and nominations for editor of Newspaper Research Journal. The 3.5-year appointment runs September 2017 to February 2021.

The editor’s responsibilities include promptly processing all manuscripts submitted to NRJ and coordinating four issues per year. The editor will also handle correspondence relative to the publication and work with both the AEJMC Central Office on business and budget matters affecting the journal and with the publisher’s production and promotion representatives at SAGE. A professional, collegial approach is expected in all matters related to the journal.

The editor receives an annual honorarium of $5,000 and a $2,000 stipend for graduate student assistance. Specific dollar amounts will be negotiated with the Newspaper and Online News Division’s executive committee. Other uses for this money may be proposed.

The editor is selected by and reports to the Newspaper and Online News Division’s executive committee. To maintain a fair and open process, the Committee seeks both applications from those interested and nominations. All who apply will be considered.

Applicants and nominees must be Newspaper and Online News Division members in good standing or willing to join the Division. They should be able to write and edit clearly and concisely, understand and appreciate a broad range of research methodologies, and have an extensive knowledge of the literature of newspaper and online news research. They should also be able to comply with the design standards established for NRJ.

The editor selected will be housed in a department or school that is able and eager to cooperate with this publishing venture in terms of office space, travel funding, use of equipment, and graduate student or staff assistance.

Transition will begin in June 2017 with the first issue edited by the new editor in Fall 2017.

Nominations must be received by October 20, 2016. Applications must be received by December 1, 2016. A complete application will include a letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications, a letter of support from the applicant’s department head and/or dean, a four-to-five-page outline of the applicant’s vision for the journal, and contact information for five professional references. All application material should be uploaded at this link. Nominations can be made at this link. Please contact Jasmine McNealy, NOND chair, at with any questions.

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