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Editor of “The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling”
The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc.
Type: Part Time
Required Education: Masters
Telecommuting is allowed.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual with strong English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a good eye for detail to join JPCP Inc. as Editor of “The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling”.
The role will involve a wide range of tasks including managing a virtual office, assessing manuscripts and associated research data for appropriateness and editorial quality, overseeing peer review process and subject tagging of manuscripts, and communication with external members of the research community. The successful candidate will also need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people, and be fully computer literate.
Your responsibilities will include but not limited to the followings:
Processing submissions for appropriateness and editorial quality to meet the standard required by our publisher.
Overseeing peer review process
Recruiting and vetting peer reviewers and maintaining a strong cohort of peer reviewers
Offering workshops for researchers and practitioners to support them in having their work published. Attending relevant conferences for the field to represent the JPCP.
Appropriate tagging of submissions to the relevant subject matter
Providing support for authors using our online submission system, and managing the resolution of any queries
Maintaining content management databases and ensuring all information is up-to-date and accurate
Visioning and theme development when appropriate or needed
Recruiting new authors/submissions
Collaborating with social media manager to promote content
Education at the graduate level in the area of pastoral theology, spiritual care, chaplaincy, and/or religious/spiritually integrated counselling is required.
Knowledge of processes for academic publishing and peer review process is highly desired.
Excellent attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills and enjoys interacting with people
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong language skills
Aptitude for understanding technical issues
Computer skills essential – especially Word, Excel, Internet searching - and understanding of an online environment
Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
About The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc.
The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc. is a not-for-profit agency founded in 1946 by several of the professional associations in the fields of pastoral care, counseling, and education. The Member Associations continue to support JPCP by appointing JPCP’s members to the Board of Managers and providing financial funding.