1 Assistant Journal Manager (VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, Hilversum)

Assistant Journal Manager for VIEW

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture
Christoph Classen, Abteilung "Zeitgeschichte der Medien- und Informationsgesellschaft", Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam

The VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is a peer-reviewed, multimedia and open access e-journal in the field of television studies.
Till the 19.04.2021 (preferred start date: May/June 2021) we are searching for an Assistant Journal Manager
(honorary position, appointed for a two-year term).

Assistant Journal Manager for VIEW

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture is a peer-reviewed, multimedia and open access e-journal in the field of television studies. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage.

VIEW originated from the pan-European EUscreen network of audiovisual and broadcast archives and academic partners. It has been published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, in collaboration with the EUscreen Network, twice a year since 2012.

The journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including but not limited to television studies, television history, media studies, media sociology, and cultural studies. The publication is completely open access. Article processing charges are covered by its publisher and all readers access the journal’s articles for free. The journal’s reviewing system is based on the open source Open Journal Systems and hosting is provided by Ubiquity Press.

Role Description
The Assistant Journal Manager works closely with the Managing Editor, the Editorial Board, the Publishing Support at Sound and Vision and each issue’s co-editors. The Assistant Journal Manager assists the Managing Editor and the Editorial Board to:

- Ensure a smooth process from proposal stage to publication

- Support the review process to the shortest interval possible without compromising quality

- Ensure that published articles meet the standards of quality of the journal 

Key Responsibilities:
The Assistant Journal Manager:

- Drafts the planning of each issue in consultation with the Managing Editor, the Editorial Board and affiliated guest editors. 

- Supports the Managing Editor in facilitating the peer review process in the journal management system in accordance with VIEW policies and processes defined by the Editorial Board.

- Offers guidance and support to reviewers and authors in preparing material for publication. 

- Supports the Managing Editor in communicating with authors and reviewers. Undertakes stylistic checks and checks final PDF/HTML proofs before publication.

- Liaises with editorial production staff, and other staff and organizations 
contributing to the journal for timely and accurate publication.
- Writes short texts for social media to promote newly published articles

Education and Experience:

- This position requires a master's degree (will consider bachelor's degree) in Television, Film, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies or a closely related field of expertise.

Skills and Other Requirements:

- Excellent organisational and planning skills. Experience in publication planning, and scheduling is preferred.

- Great writing and communication skills. The ability to write well and provide editorial feedback to authors/contributors and offer technical support to reviewers.

- Keen interest in getting to know the ins and outs of the publications process of an open access academic journal. 

- Affinity with multimedia content and a keen interest in innovative forms of writing for the web. 

- Subject matter knowledge of television and media studies. 

- Knowledge of online peer review systems, such as Open Journal Systems, is preferred. 

- Proficiency in Office suites, such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs is required.


This is an honorary position for which Sound and Vision offers a € 500 gross allowance per issue. The Assistant Journal Manager is appointed for a two-year term.

The appointed Assistant Journal Manager is expected to start asap and work on our forthcoming Open Issue (Volume 10, Issue 19, 2021) edited by Co-edited by Mari Pajala, John Ellis and Liam Wylie.

Please send a motivation letter and your resume to nvschaverbeke@beeldengeluid.nl.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Georgia Aitaki, Managing Editor on g.aitaki@gmail.com or Nienke van Schaverbeke, Publisher on nvschaverbeke@beeldengeluid.nl

The deadline for applying is April 19th and the preferred start date is May/June 2021.


Georgia Aitaki, Managing Editor
Nienke van Schaverbeke, Publisher

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