CALL FOR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF APPLICATIONS (2020–21)Jobs 29.02.2020
Deadline: 12 pm (NOON) on Sunday March 8th, 2020
Responsibilities of the Position
- Holds ultimate responsibility for publication of the Review
- Oversees all Review activities
- Oversees the entire editorial team and editing process
- Reviews work completed by the editorial teams
- Is the final editor of all published pieces
- Leads training sessions on substantive editing and citations
- Acts as Chair of the Canadian Law Student Conference
- Selects editorial board members
- Delegates responsibilities to other members of the editorial board
- Corresponds with the Review’s Faculty Advisor regularly
Position Credit Allotment
The Editor-in-Chief of the Review receives 4 credits per semester for work done in this role, for a total of 8 credits for the year. The credits are allotted on a Pass/Fail basis by the Review’s Faculty Advisor.
An ideal candidate will demonstrate:
- Experience with academic publishing (as an author or experience working with a journal)
- High quality writing skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian legal citation requirements (strong command of McGill Guide)
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong leadership and team management capabilities
- Ability to work with professionals in a variety of different roles, including Supreme Court judges, authors, professors, and students
- Strong interest in the exploration of legal ideas through academic writing
- Commitment to the founding principles of the Review
To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this role, a two-page CV, and a writing sample. The writing sample should be about five pages in length (1250 words), may include excerpts of lengthier pieces, and must be solely authored by the applicant. The Editor-in-Chief is the highestranked position within the Review. Therefore, applicants with a history of commitment and dedication to the Review will be given preference.
Please combine all of the above documents into a single PDF and submit to Rebecca Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 pm (NOON) on Sunday March 8th, 2020.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview with the current Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Flynn, and the faculty advisor, Professor Lisa Trabucco, to be held in the week of March 9th, 2020. The 2020–2021 incoming Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for selecting the rest of the editorial board before the end of the semester.