Application: TWC Committee – Symposium Editor

Position Title: TWC Symposium 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. Symposium editors solicit submissions from contributors and manage completion, peer review and revision of Symposium submissions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Solicit manuscripts for the Symposium section.
  • Review the manuscripts.
  • Keep Symposium authors informed about overall progress.
  • Maintain frequent and steady contact with Symposium authors and potential authors.
  • Provide guidance, advice and formal feedback to Symposium authors throughout revisions.
  • Communicate with Journal editors about progress.


  • Familiarity with academic writing and interaction desired.
  • Familiarity with fan discourses desired.

Skills and attributes:

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

Training requirements:

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