We are currently searching for Associate Editors to join the IEEE Region 8 Sigma Magazine editorial team. If you are looking to be part of a brand new venture in Region 8, our “Spectrum-like” magazine Sigma, and embrace an opportunity to unleash your creative side then we want to talk to you! As an Associate Editor, you would be responsible for the management of articles and stories for our magazine – you will be responsible for a few stories per issue – this includes: commissioning stories from prospective authors, working with authors to create stories, proof-reading and peer review (where appropriate) as well as having the opportunity to contribute to the direction of Sigma with ideas for content and story-lines. We realise that very few of our volunteers will have experience in working for a magazine – so no experience necessary (if you do, great! get in contact asap!) – however any editorial contributions you may have would definitely be a bonus.
So, if you have ideas for content, want to be part of a new and vibrant team, and want to volunteer to contribute to your Region then please do get in touch with us. The roles and responsibilities of an Associate Editor are listed below. We wish to speak to anyone who is interested and will be holding an online information session for anyone who wants to know more – so please do get in contact with the EiC by filling in this quick form here (it will take you 20s at the most) and we will be in contact.
Associate Editors (AEs) shall:
- Liaise with the Editor-in-chief (EiC), assisting in preparing content for multiple issues of IEEE Region 8 Sigma Magazine
- Be responsible for a minimum of three articles of Sigma per year, we envisage a commitment of 2 hours/ week initially* – taking on the role of content-creator/ owner/ lead of these articles
- Liaise with potential authors, article authors, the EiC, and the rest of the board to supply their articles for the issue deadlines
- As part of the editorial board participate in brain-storming sessions for content and other editorial board meetings as may be necessary for the smooth running of the magazine
- Manage the peer review for any content that requires it **
*This will change as the editorial board grows and the number of issues of Sigma regularise over time. The planned number of issues per year is three to four. **Peer review for magazine articles will vary depending on the article and will not be the same as for technical articles.