Two PT publishing/editorial assistant positions for students

Section CULTURE, newsletter and website of the ASA Culture Section seeks Editorial Assistant

The editors of the Culture Section Newsletter are looking for a web-literate publishing graduate student assistant for the 2015-16 academic year. Duties include assistance with website maintenance, newsletter layout, copyediting and possibly other small administrative tasks. Experience with WordPress platforms is a plus. More substantive responsibilities are possible depending on student assistant’s interest. The Approximate workload is 10-15 hours per issue (3-4 times a year).  The section will provide a $500 stipend.

Candidates should send a note of interest and a CV to Alexandra Kowalski at

Qualitative Sociology is looking for 2-3 post-MA graduate students to serve as editorial assistants. Primary responsibilities would be finding and communicating with reviewers on manuscripts. The position is unpaid, but is a great way to get to know the field as well as the peer review process from the inside. In addition, the journal platform is entirely electronic and the work (approximately 3-4 hours per week) can be done anytime from anywhere with an internet connection. Training will take place by Skype. We need a one year commitment. We especially need students specializing in subcultures, work, education, gender and queer theory. Training in qualitative methods is a plus but not a requirement. Send a CV with an email message to David Smilde at describing your research interests, your (probable) dissertation topic, where you are in your program and your plans for the future. Please also have your major professor send a brief message supporting your interest in the position (an extensive letter of recommendation is not necessary).