We’re hiring!

The Polyphony is seeking a Reviews editor to join our dynamic editorial team. The Reviews Editor will focus on commissioning, proofreading, and publishing book reviews, conference and workshop reports, and roundtable reviews of events and current issues. The postholder will work collaboratively with a current reviews editor to share reviews tasks, establish timelines for editing and publishing, and discuss and deliver multi-author reviews projects. 

The Reviews Editor will be responsible for pro-actively sourcing content for The Polyphony, liaising with contributors and/or publishers, editing, uploading, promoting, and monitoring posts and ensuring that their content is a valuable and vibrant part of the online platform. They will have a genuine passion for medical humanities and a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject. They must also be self-motivated with excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with contributors and colleagues.

Closing date: 23:59 (11:59 pm) GMT on Friday 10 November 2023

Although formally based in Durham at the Institute for Medical Humanities, this work can be done remotely. The exact working pattern is very flexible but regular engagement is essential, and the Reviews Editor will be expected to publish at least two posts per month. 

For more information including the person specification please visit the job application portal.

To apply send the items listed below to Victoria Patton by 23:59 (11.59pm) UK time on Friday 10 November 2023.  

  1. A brief CV (max 2 pages)
  2. A covering letter which describes your suitability for the role and what kind of reviews you are interested in commissioning
  3. A short (200 words or less) response to this task: Select a book, conference or workshop review on The Polyphony and explain its strengths and ways in which you might improve accessibility and visitor engagement

Interviews will be held via video call (Zoom) on 27 and 28 November 2023. 

For an informal enquiries about this opportunity, please contact current Editor in Chief Dr Chase Ledin in the first instance.

Applicants MUST be eligible to work in the UK