Subject Editor

Subject Editor

(applications due April 18, 2015)

Vexillum: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical and Medieval Studies invites early-career scholars in medieval studies to apply for the position of Subject Editor.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Subject Editors will work directly with other members of the editorial board in the following duties:

  1. To review articles preliminarily evaluated by peer reviewers and cast a decisive vote in the case of a split opinion.
  2. To collaborate with other members of the editorial board to collectively decide upon a final set of articles accepted for publication in the upcoming issue of the journal.
  3. To prepare accepted submissions for publication, proofreading and content-editing them if necessary.
  4. To complete assigned tasks punctually and efficiently, paying strict attention to the timeline for publication.
  5. To regularly correspond with undergraduate authors during the revision process.

Accepted papers are assigned to Subject Editors based on these papers’ relevance to each editor’s interests and expertise, allowing authors to benefit from editors’ experience and subject knowledge of the field while affording editors the opportunity to mentor junior scholars in their areas of study.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

As the duties of a Subject Editor require an advanced grasp of the methodologies and critical literature relevant to his or her areas of study, applicants should be currently enrolled graduate students, recent graduate or bachelor’s degree recipients, or, in exceptional cases, undergraduates in their final year of study. An ability to edit prose to improve content, grammar, punctuation, clarity, and concision is essential, as is proficiency with the Chicago Manual of Style. Publications, awards, conference papers, and other proof of scholastic excellence will be strongly considered in favor of an applicant’s candidacy.

Subject Editors work on an unpaid, voluntary basis but nonetheless gain valuable experience in online academic publishing as well as opportunities to pre-professionalize. They typically work 2-5 hours per week but may be asked to work additional hours during the two months prior to publication, usually from June to August.

How to Apply

Please e-mail a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter explaining your skills, experience, and research interests to the Editor-in-Chief, Edward Mead Bowen, at by April 18, 2015. For more information, please send an e-mail to the above address or visit

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