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Each section is (or should be) managed by a pair of Section Editors who have independent editorial control over that section. The Section Editors are responsible for selecting a team of ten or more Contributing Editors. Section Editors also commit to writing one Jotwell essay of 500-1000 words per year (a “Jot”) in which they identify and explain the significance of one or more significant recent works – preferably an article accessible online, but we won’t be doctrinaire about it. Section Editors also are responsible for approving unsolicited essays for publication.

Each of the Contributing Editors commits to writing one Jot per year.

The Student Editors are responsible for

  • Reminding contributing editors, very very politely, about two weeks before their articles are due to that the deadline is approaching (we will develop a form letter for this to make it easy);
  • Nagging contributing editors if (when) they miss their deadlines (this needs a form letter too);
  • Making editorial suggestions to the section editors when appropriate (but keep in mind that the house style is to edit with a light hand, and that the section editors get the last word – and most of them give the author the last word);
  • Formatting articles when they come in and posting them in draft form to the appropriate section (this is explained below);
  • Keeping the master schedule updated;
  • Spam patrol (we have great software so this isn’t onerous – so far);
  • Helping set up new sections (this is rare).

In theory, the Editor-in-Chief’s biggest job is to set up new sections and choose the section editors. In practice, the EIC is also the utility player, subbing for any of the above (except authors!) when they drop the ball. So far the EIC has been the one actually pushing the “publish” button, but eventually I’d like to change that this year and have students take on that job.

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