Board Position Descriptions

Board Position Descriptions

Spokesperson for the organization generally and at events, partnering with any appropriate board member(s). At recommendation and proposal of the appropriate board member(s), the editor-in-chief makes final decisions on all journal operations and scheduling. Journal operations includes budgets, membership, board selection, editing schedules, editing processes, events, and publications. Events and publications include scheduling, topics, speakers, and pieces. The editor-in-chief assists on all work as needed and delegates as is possible, including the responsibility of making recommendations and proposals regarding the forgoing, to the most appropriate editor(s), if not already specified in duties for another position. After editing processes are fully completed by the articles editors and the chief articles editor, the editor-in-chief has final editing responsibility.

Managing Editor
Financial, accounting, asset, and purchasing manager; handles journal operations, but not substantive editing processes, as an intermediary before issues are presented to the editor-in-chief for approval or notification, if approval is required. The managing editor makes recommendations and proposals on administrative matters like budgets, general purchases, any fundraising, membership, board selection, and orientation, training, social, and conference or other academic events. The managing editor is aso directly responsible for certain list of miscellaneous and administrative tasks. The managing editor delegates responsibilities to the administrative editor, technical editor, and conference editor(s) as is reasonable and necessary, but is ultimate responsible and must remain informed, approve decisions by the delegate, seek further approval as needed from the editor-in-chief, and inform the editor-in-chief on request of any matter falling under the managing editor’s responsibility or the responsibilities of those reporting to the managing editor. This position reports to the editor-in-chief.

Chief Articles Editor
Subject to the submissions and editing procedures and process defined by the editor in chief and submissions editor, this role functions as the lead editor among the articles editors and as a second submissions reviewer to supplement the submissions editor and editor in chief. In capacity as the lead editor, this position is not assigned a separate piece, but rather manages the articles editors at the beginning, middle, and end of the editing process, and does a virtually publish-worthy review of all pieces before forwarding on to the EIC for final review. In capacity as a second submissions reviewer, this position takes direction from the EIC and defers to the submissions editor regarding submissions decisions and process, but operates, at the instruction of the EIC, either jointly or independently from the submissions editor in selecting and proposing pieces for selection. This position reports to the editor-in-chief. The articles editors report to this position.

Article Editors
Edits articles or notes as assigned and organizes staff editors and associate editors to assist with multiple in-person and remote assignments, including giving feedback and personalized pointers and training to assist staff editors with their editor. Follows the editing parameters specified by the chief articles editor editor-in-chief. Does a virtually publish-worthy review of all pieces before forwarding on to the Chief Articles Editor for review. These positions report to the chief articles editor and implements editing procedure defined by the chief articles editor and the editor-in-chief.

Submissions Editor(s)
Reviews and recommends articles and notes for publication by the journal. The submissions editor is responsible for recommending and proposing a process for selection, including checks for plagiarism and pre-emption, and implementing that process after approval by the editor-in-chief. The submissions editor is also responsible for most author communications prior to agreement to publish or the author’s completion of their piece, including maintaining the author agreements and recording them after execution. This position reports to the editor-in-chief.

Administrative Editor
Administers journal operations as they are determined by the managing editor and approved by the editor-in-chief. The administrative editor(s) receive(s) delegated responsibilities or tasks from the managing editor, including event and conference planning duties. The administrating editor(s) make recommendations and proposals to the managing editor regarding events and improvement of practices for management of journal operations. This position reports to the managing editor.

Conference Editor(s)
Administers, plans, coordinates, and handles all logistics for journal conferences. The conference editor makes recommendations and proposals to the managing editor regarding the conference, including partners, topics, and speakers. This position reports to the managing editor with a secondary reporting relationship to the editor-in-chief regarding substantive topics and speaker selection.

Technical Editor
Handles technical aspects of journal operations as well as substantive editing for online publications such as any blog posts, if specified by the editor-in-chief. The technical editor is directly and solely responsible for updating all web presences in a reasonable and timely manner, as well as formatting the publication for print, and issuing and editing online publication assignments with the staff editors. This position reports to the managing editor regarding technical duties with a secondary reporting relationship to the editor-in-chief regarding substantive online editing duties.