Seeking Editor for Albricias
Sunday, May 10, 2015
ADVERTISEMENT FOR EDITOR OF ALBRICIAS
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and
Portuguese (AATSP) is seeking an Editor for Albricias, the official journal of the Sociedad
Honoraria Hispánica (SHH). Albricias is published biannually in
print and digital form; the issues appear in March and in November of each year.
The journal content centers on prose, poetry, and graphics submitted by student
members of the SHH.
Since the journal maintains a virtual office, the majority
of the work can be completed online and in any location with a reliable
Internet connection. The position offers flexible hours and carries a
three-year contract beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2018 with a
possibility for renewal. The Editor of Albricias
is a part-time, contracted position with compensation in the form of an honorarium.
The selected candidate for the position will need to be available in July-August,
2015 for training for the position. The Editor of Albricias works with the Albricias
Editorial Board, the Director of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, the Albricias designer, the AATSP Director
of Communications, and the AATSP Executive Director in order to establish
policies and procedures for the journal. The Editor of Albricias reports to the Executive Director of the AATSP and will be reviewed annually.
All applications will be considered, but preference will be given to
candidates who meet all of the following qualifications:
editorial processes and procedures of a journal
- Basic knowledge
of and experience with graphic design and text layout
with the production of a journal and a digital publication process
- Experience with
on-line submission and tracking of manuscripts
- Experience with
copy-editing and proofing
- Experience with
standard style manuals
- Experience with and proficiency
in common computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
- B.A., preferably
in a field related to Spanish
- Proficiency in
English and Spanish
- Ability to work
well independently and as a member of a team
The Editor of Albricias is responsible for the publication and the general
management of the journal. The basic tasks are outlined below.
Publication of the Journal
- Establish guidelines for the submission
of all materials to the journal. Update the guidelines as necessary.
with the Albricias designer and
the printing company to establish submission and publication deadlines.
Publicize the deadlines to potential authors. Adhere to deadlines so that
the journal is published according to the announced schedule.
- Process all submissions for review and
through the YourMembership database that each student author has been inducted
into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica.
- Review the submissions and select the
materials to be published with input from the Editorial Board and other
- Copy-edit all materials
to be published including front matter, back matter and all text and
release forms and contracts for each item to be published.
- Correspond with authors and
teacher-sponsors to get their approval on edited work and finalize queries
and missing information before
it is sent to the designer.
and coordinate the correction of proofreading comments from all sources
including the authors, the proofreader(s), the SHH Director, and the AATSP
National Office. After coordinating the proofreading comments, check
corrections and finalize content that will be sent to the designer.
- Determine the order of the content for
- Submit all content to the designer and
work with that individual to determine the layout and design for each
issue. Materials must be submitted with appropriate lead time to meet the
final publication deadline.
- Submit final content to the printer.
- Prepare mailing list for distribution of
Management of the Journal
- Work with the Director of the Sociedad
Honoraria Hispánica, the AATSP Director of Financial Services, and the
AATSP Executive Director to establish an annual budget for Albricias which will need approval
by the AATSP Executive Council.
- Monitor Albricias expenses in order to adhere to the approved budget.
- Provide payment information for the
National Office so that student contributors receive their honoraria for
their published materials.
- Promote Albricias as necessary in order to increase submissions and readership.
- Create and oversee Albricias information published on the AATSP website, in
brochures, in social media, and other publications.
- Attend the annual
conference of the AATSP in order to report to the Executive Council,
promote the journal, and solicit articles. Present a session sponsored by
the SHH/SHA to promote Albricias
and explain submission guidelines.
- Provide the AATSP Executive Council with an
annual written report describing the work accomplished, outlining budget
information, and providing data on the number of manuscripts received,
manuscripts published, and acceptance rates as well as outlining goals for
the near future.
- The finalists for the position will be interviewed by the
Search Committee via a conference call.
- To apply for this position send a cover letter, recent
resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references as
attachments to an email message:
- In order to be considered for a phone interview, please
submit materials no later than Monday, May 18, 2015. Phone interviews will
begin in late May 2015.
- The position will remain open until a candidate has been
- For additional information see the AATSP website: www.aatsp.org