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Call for Applications: Assistant Editors

Kairos is hiring several Assistant Editors to help produce the bi-annual journal.


Assistant editors are responsible for collaboratively copy- and design-editing accepted webtexts, wiki entries, and, on occasion, video/podcasts for publication, with attention to style, accessibility, readability, and usability. Kairos uses a modified APA style and a specific technical style sheet that is provided to AEs during on-the-job training. The average expectation of time required is 2-3 hours per week, on average, with up to 10 hours per week during twice-a-year heavy production cycles. AEs are required to communicate via a variety of online media (email, wikis, video conferencing), depending on the task, and must meet strict deadlines that the Editor outlines at the beginning of each production cycle.


  • experience with HTML and CSS, plus wiki mark-up and some javascript is helpful
  • experience editing audio and video a plus
  • initiative to learn new technologies and programs, as needed for editorial purposes
  • knowledge of scholarly, pedagogical fields related to digital writing studies, particularly multimodal rhetorics & practice
  • prior editorial experience with a (digital or analog) scholarly journal or peer-review systems preferred, or a willingness to learn quickly
  • proven track record of quick, efficient, and professional online communication practices
  • ability to collaborate with others in online environments
  • ability to work flexibly and quickly within overlapping publication timelines

Candidates who have a research and/or pedagogical agenda related to this position’s responsibilities would be a big bonus, but that qualification in not required. Research and teaching based on your Kairos work is encouraged.


These positions are volunteer/unpaid. However, the benefits of working for Kairos are numerous and include scholarly/professional editing experience in a digital environment, working closely with scholars in the field (through contact with editors and authors), creating a network of friends and colleagues who meet at conferences, being the first to see the most up-to-date scholarship, and gratitude/recognition by your peers. In addition, Kairos staff members enjoy a vita line, recommendation letter for their portfolios, and beverages at major conferences.

How To Apply

Applications are due July 21, 2017. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take a copy-editing test. The position starts September 1(ish). To be considered, please send the following materials to Kairos Editors Douglas Eyman and Cheryl Ball at [Subject line: Assistant Editor application: Full Name]:

  • An in-email letter of application that describes your qualifications for the position (2-3 paragraphs, more or less). Please include links to relevant examples of your qualifications, if not on your CV already.
  • An abbreviated C.V. that includes relevant qualifications (as an attached document or embedded link).
  • The name, email address, and title/affiliation-to-you of a person willing to recommend you for the position.