Peitho Journal Seeks Next Web Coordinator
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023
Peitho, the EBSCO-indexed flagship journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CFSHRC), seeks its next Web Coordinator to serve a 2-year term (October 1, 2023 to April 30, 2025), with the possibility of extending or renewing. As part of a highly collaborative editorial team, the Web Coordinator will work with Peitho’s Editors to upload each issue of the journal (currently published four times per year) and to archive past issues.
We seek applications from graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars committed to helping Peitho maintain and expand its strong presence in the field through digital means. All applications will be considered, but strong candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Experience with Adobe In-design or similar publishing or page layout software;
- Experience with webpage building in WordPress;
- Familiarity with web accessibility standards;
- Strong communication skills;
- Strong record of collaboration and/or teamwork:
- Ability to meet deadlines;
- Commitment to serving the CFSHRC, which is the intellectual home of a diverse and growing group of scholars whose interests span histories of studies in gender and sexuality and feminist research in rhetoric and composition.
The time commitment for the position is roughly 50 hours per issue, with the bulk of that work occurring in the 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after each issue comes out. The schedule varies a bit, but the goal is to have the Summer issue out in late September, the Fall issue out in late December, the Winter issue out in late March, and the Spring issue out in late June. The incoming Web Coordinator will have the advantage of working with a larger than usual editorial team, receiving mentoring in the role, and helping Peitho to migrate to its new platform with the WAC Clearinghouse sometime in 2024. Also, because we are conducting the search a bit later this year, the incoming Web Coordinator will be responsible for helping with only 7 of the next 8 issues in the two-year term.
While this is a mostly volunteer position, remuneration is $500 for a two-year term, plus complementary registration once a year at a conference where the CFSHRC has a strong presence (e.g., CCCC, FemRhet, RSA, ISHR, NCA, etc.).
Coalition members are encouraged to apply, but applicants need not be current members. Interested candidates need only submit a brief letter of interest and current resume or CV with references in a single file (PDF, with your name in the filename). Materials should be e-mailed to the Chair of the Peitho Editorial Board, Tarez Graban (email@example.com), by September 15, 2023.