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JOB: Position opening at Computer Music Journal

Computer Music Journal, a scholarly journal founded in 1976 and published
by MIT Press, invites applications for the position of managing editor. The
managing editor reports to the Editor (editor-in-chief), ensures that all
editors contribute materials for each issue in a timely fashion, ensures
that editors and authors review proofs in a timely fashion, and collates
reviews of proofs. The position entails an estimated average of 10-12 hours
per month and has no geographical limitations. Applications are due July
25, 2023. The position is expected to begin in early September, 2023. The
current managing editor, Peter Castine, wishes to retire from this position.

Your emailed application should include:

(1) a brief letter explaining your interest and qualifications.
(2) a curriculum vitae, including education, publications, any editorial or
management experience, and a list of areas of computer music in which you
have particular interest or expertise.
(3) names, phone numbers, email addresses, and affiliations of references.
(4) one or more short samples of your writing (not necessarily published)
on any topic related to computer music.

Members of underrepresented groups, including women, are encouraged to
apply, as are all other qualified applicants.

Send applications or questions to Douglas Keislar at

Position: Managing Editor

Estimate time requirement:
10-12 hours per month, on average
May live anywhere in the world with good Internet access
Broad and deep knowledge of computer music
Master’s or doctoral degree
Musical training
Training in a technical field (e.g., computer science, engineering,
mathematics, sciences)
English fluency and good writing skills
Punctuality and attention to detail
Excellent communication skills

Experience managing other personnel
Familiarity with foreign languages

Serve as the primary liaison between the editors and MIT Press’s
production coordinator, for all matters related to production of issues.
Ensure that the Editor, manuscript editor, reviews editor, products
editor, and any guest editors send materials for each issue on time.
Gather publication agreements and any needed permissions for articles’
Provide articles to MIT Press for early online posting shortly after
receiving them from the manuscript editor.
Provide all other materials to MIT Press by the deadline for each
Ensure that authors and editors review proofs in a timely fashion.
Collate editors’ and authors’ requested revisions after they review
Communicate with authors about post-publication matters such as
complimentary copies.

Nominal; contact the Editor.
Recognition: The appointee will be listed by name on the inside front cover
of each issue on which the appointee works, and on the Journal’s websites
(at and