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The Senior Editor for the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review, supervises all activities related to the HKS Misinformation Review, with the aim to build the community of researchers in the field, drive publications to fully represent the research activity of the community, and build the quality and reputation of the field. They provide intellectual leadership and oversee all aspects of the editorial process from manuscript submission to final publication. They oversee the Editorial Committee and are responsible for managing and mentoring all sub editors and editorial interns. The Senior Editor is expected to participate in defining and adjusting the journal's evolving mission and to understand and adapt to the changing needs of the misinformation community. A PhD in a field relevant to the journal scope (e.g., political science, information science, computational social science) is expected, as is significant editorial and managerial experience.
We value and are committed to building a diverse community and strongly encourage candidates who can demonstrate through their professional career or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Senior Editor is responsible for reviewing all content, articles, and media for accuracy and appropriateness. They enforce editorial guidelines and standards with reviewers and authors.
Responsible for training the reviewers, assigning papers to the reviewers and to the editors, supervising the entire peer-review process, and, in collaboration with the Editorial Committee, for taking final decisions over publication or rejection.
In collaboration with the Director, manages the budget of the journal, from honoraria to advertising to staff travel. This includes finding new and innovative ways to utilize funding to gain a broader readership and drawing up budget proposals.
Actively involved in fundraising efforts and responsible for preparing funder updates and reports, and delivering them on schedule.
Develops and reinforces indexing, preservation and archiving policies, ensuring they align with best practices in academic publishing, research communications and OA.
Acts as the publication's representative at conferences and other public events.
Responsible for managing and mentoring the Managing Editor, the Communications Manager, and all interns and temporary staff.
About the Shorenstein Center The Shorenstein Center is a research center based at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a mission to study and analyze the power of media and technology and its impact on governance, public policy and politics.
About the HKS Misinformation Review The HKS Misinformation Review is an interdisciplinary, open access platform where journalists, technologists, policy makers, and educators can connect with timely, peer-reviewed research about misinformation. We publish empirical research on misinformation from all fields – quantitative and qualitative – and encourage submissions that define misinformation in all its variations, estimate its prevalence and impact, document media manipulation tactics, evaluate interventions (including education, content moderation, debunking, and regulations), and culturally and historically situate the institutions that define the media ecosystem today.
This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending six months from date of hire, with possibility of renewal.
We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide visa sponsorship.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.
Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
This is a hybrid position based on our campus in Cambridge, MA. As a campus-based institution, we place a high value on the in-person experience, cross-team collaboration, and strong community building in order to create a vibrant campus for our students, faculty, staff, and research fellows. The position is required to work in-person on campus a minimum of three days per week during the academic year. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's
Doctorate in a field relevant to the journal scope (political science, communication science, STS, information science, etc.)
Demonstrated knowledge of the misinformation research landscape, as well as issue sand debates in the misinformation space more broadly.
Demonstrated knowledge of the scholarly publishing landscape and familiarity with different research infrastructures.
Minimum of two years of prior editorial experience, preferably in higher education.
Experience with academic editing, a strong knowledge of APA (7th edition strongly preferred), and great attention to detail.
Familiarity with scholarly communication tools and software, and research databases such as Google Scholar, Web of Science and DOAJ.
Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to effectively make presentations to internal/external groups as well as communicate clearly to nonscientific stakeholders (e. g., authors, editors, reviewers, and HKS staff).
Ability to manage time to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure.
Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and effectively multi-task.
Experience and skills in the research/solicitation and analysis of manuscripts.
Previous project and people management experience strongly preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.