August 25, 2015

Ombuds Journal Seeks Editorial Board Members

The editors of the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association are looking expand their editorial board. The peer-reviewed semi-annual journal needs volunteers to review submissions and work with authors, plan future editions, and promote the journal. Here's a full announcement:

  • Do you have broad interest in ombuds work?
  • Do you want to help the profession advance intellectually and pragmatically?
  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively to produce dynamic, useful results?
If so, then please consider applying to join the editorial board of the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association (JIOA). The only academic peer-reviewed journal focused on ombuds, the JIOA is produced twice annually by a committed group of volunteers. 

Position Description: Collaborate with co-editors and existing associate editors to plan future volumes and themes, communicate with authors, review submissions, coordinate peer reviews, shepherd pieces through the publication process, edit and refine copy, and publicize and market the Journal. 

Desired Skills: Ideal candidates will be skilled communicators with a love of the written word and a highly cooperative approach. Additional assets may include an international perspective, strong networking abilities, familiarity with or interest in digital technology and social media, experience with publishing and/or journalism, or an academic/researched-based background. 

Benefits of Participation:
- Gain editorial experience
- Connect with a wide range of colleagues within and beyond the IOA
- Enjoy early exposure to cutting-edge research
- Contribute to a burgeoning literature that supports and advances our unique and important profession

Time Commitment: At least one teleconference of 90 minutes and up to 10 hours of additional work per month, though highly variable depending on assigned tasks. 

All applications and nominations are welcome via a brief Letter of Interest at Please inquire by September 15, 2015.

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