Associate Editor for Journal of World Popular Music 

Call for Applications 

Associate Editor for Journal of World Popular Music 

The editorial team of JWPM seeks to appoint an Associate Editor to support the editing and production of articles and special issues covering world popular music in all its forms and from a variety of academic and other perspectives. JWPM publishes articles and special issues which respond to the latest releases in the fields of popular music, ethnomusicology, anthropology, musicology, cultural sociology, communication, media and cultural studies, and/or others. 

Working closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Simone Krüger Bridge, the Associate Editor will oversee assigned manuscripts, moving these papers through review and revision up to the point where they are ready for final copy-editing. The Associate Editor is expected to work on around 5 articles per year. 

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD and have published research on world popular music. They will have existing connections with other researchers across this area of study and a deep commitment to developing the field through facilitating peer-reviewed publishing that will stand out as lasting contributions to academic knowledge.

The publisher offers free access to Equinox eBooks and other journals for the incumbent’s personal use or discounts on the print versions. The Associate Editor is a volunteer unpaid position.

The term of service is three years until 31 July 2026.

Applications should consist of a CV and a brief cover letter (500 words) specifying the candidate’s appropriate skills and qualities. Applications should be emailed to Dr Simone Krüger Bridge, Editor-in-Chief by 30 May 2023. 

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