Honorary Reviews Editor for JRAI

The RAI seeks to appoint an Honorary Reviews Editor to start shadowing the current Reviews Editor (Dr Dolores Martinez) from September 2020, and taking over from April 2021.He or she will work closely with the Editors of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (The incoming editorial team of Dr Tom Yarrow, Dr Hannah Knox, Dr Adam Reed, Dr Chika Watanabe who will take over the editorship from September 2020).

Deadline 30 July 2020

The main elements of the role are: to identify books for review from those submitted by publishers and to identify suitable reviewers for these books; to commission any review essays or non-standard review pieces; and to select and edit reviews for inclusion in the Journal. The Reviews Editor will also become a member of the RAI publications committee.

The post is honorary. Support for the position is provided from the RAI at 50 Fitzroy Street through the Publications Officer (who will correspond directly with reviewers, catalogue books received, and send out books for review); and by Wiley for copy editing and editorial support.

It is likely the successful candidate will have: a PhD in Anthropology (or a closely related discipline); a broad knowledge of the field of contemporary Anthropology; some editorial experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a state of the art understanding of anthropological publishing across a wide area, and an important part of the RAI’s operations.

Interested candidates should send their CVs along with a cover letter outlining their interest in the job and relevant experience.

These should be sent to the RAI electronically by 30 July 2020, to admin@therai.org.uk.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Tom Yarrow (t.g.yarrow@durham.ac.uk).