Application: TWC Committee Review Editor

Position Title: TWC Review Editor

Organization name: Organization for Transformative Works

Committee: TWC

Reports to: TWC Chair

Term: 1 year

Time requirements: Continuous availability to answer email, 0-3 hours of work per week

Role Overview: Transformative Works and Cultures is an international peer-reviewed Gold Open Access online publication about fan-related topics, promoting dialogue between the academic community and fan communities. A Review editor selects relevant academic books in the field, assigns a book reviewer to write a review for each book, follows up with the reviewers, and edits the reviews for publication.

Key responsibilities:

  • Keep an eye out for new academic books for TWC contributors to review.
  • Contact press to receive review copies.
  • Find book reviewers.
  • Maintain frequent and steady contact with review authors.
  • Peer review, edit, and provide formal feedback to review authors throughout revisions.
  • Communicate with Journal editors about progress.


  • 3+ years graduate studies in a field related to fan studies experience required (at least ABD level desirable).

Skills and attributes:

  • Proactive in networking in the fan community to find potential reviewers.
  • Approachability and quick turnaround for inquiries.
  • Able to communicate in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Time management skills.

Training requirements:

  • Review editors will be trained in committee tools and Open Journal Systems.