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Call for Applications: Information Matters Editor-in-Chief

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Editor-in-Chief, Information Matters

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) invites creative, forward-thinking applicants for the role of founding Editor-in-Chief of Information Matters.

Information Matters (IM) is a digital-only communication translational forum for information science, bringing relevant and current research evidence and industry developments, news, and opinion to a global public audience free of charge. 

IM is committed to producing translational reports, news, reviews, columns, and features of the highest standards. Our publication serves to inform the public, industry professionals, educational practitioners, and policymakers on information science issues of critical importance to society and civil life. Our readers rely on our content, to be informed and aware, and also to support decision-making. It is therefore essential that every published piece meets our commitment to quality, accuracy, and integrity.

The successful Editor-in-Chief will possess outstanding writing, editing, and creative skills, along with demonstrated planning, organizational and delegation abilities. 

To ensure success, the Editor-in-Chief will have a broad knowledge of the field of information sciences, prior digital editing experience, and a keen interest in shaping this new publication to distinguish the content to its target audience. The EIC is expected to actively network within the information sciences community and the ASIS&T community,  to keep abreast of developments in the field and to identify candidate contributions.

Top candidates will display an understanding of target audiences, and exhibit a clear vision for a high-impact, translational publication in this domain. 

An annual stipend will be provided.  To apply: submit resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page outline of how you would take Information Matters from launch to an impactful translational publication over the first 2 years. Application packets should be e-mailed in .pdf or .docx format to A.M. Salaz prior to Friday, March 12, 2021. 

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