Submit your application by September 22, 2019 @ 11:59pm. Please see below for formatting details.
The Undergraduate Journal of Art History & Visual Culture (UJAH) is a free print journal published by the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia. UJAH is seeking driven, self-motivated and passionate individuals to join the journal’s editorial staff and contribute to its annual publication, published in April.
Editors are the backbone and core of UJAH’s team. Editors will be partnered with a fellow editor and a student writer to edit academic papers for Issue 11 of UJAH, as well as edit papers for the 16th Art History Undergraduate Symposium. Successful candidates will gain valuable experience editing academic papers for publication, engaging in constructive editorial feedback, and helping develop a print publication from scratch. Editors also have the option of publishing their own work in UJAH Issue 11, in the form of an exhibition review or interview with a student artist.
- Assist in the jurying process of Issue 11 of UJAH, to be published April 2020.
- Edit academic papers to be included in Issue 11.
- Edit academic papers to be presented at the 16th annual Art History Undergraduate Symposium in April 2020.
- Meet editorial deadlines in an efficient and timely manner during time-sensitive editorial months (January – April).
- Uphold professional and prompt correspondence with authors and fellow editors.
- Contribute to the design and future direction of the journal.
- If publishing their own work in Issue 11 of UJAH, write and edit an exhibition review or interview a student artist for the journal.
The applicant must be an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia. Though previous editing experience is an asset, it is not required to apply. The applicant should be interested in editing and publishing as well as art historical research, though a specialization in art history is not required. Exceptional grasp of the English language, self-motivation, mature judgement, and teamwork skills are key.
This is a volunteer position that runs from October 2019 to April 2020. Most of the editorial work will be done remotely, with the exception of two to three editorial meetings per term. The candidate can expect to be volunteering 4-8 hours per week depending on the time of year, with the main editorial phase occurring from January – April 2020.
Resume or CV, cover letter, and 5-10 page writing sample (this can be an academic paper submitted as part of a class).
Please submit all documents in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “2019 Editor Application – [Your name]”.
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