Vacancies on the AGCAS Phoenix Editorial Group

17 August 2020

We are inviting applications from Full and Partner Members to join the Phoenix Editorial Group, which is responsible for the production of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal. The group, which reports to the AGCAS Research and Knowledge Committee, is seeking to recruit two new members.

About Phoenix

Phoenix is predominantly for AGCAS members to showcase best practice in careers and employability delivery across a wide range of areas of activity. Produced three times a year (in February, June and October), Phoenix is the vehicle for members to share the plethora of initiatives, schemes, projects and collaborations that sit at the heart of the modern-day university careers service.

Each edition of Phoenix is themed. Recent issues have covered research, enterprise and entrepreneurship, supporting international students, academic alignment, supporting disabled students, regionalisation, big data, social mobility, and student well-being.

As well as dissemination within the AGCAS community, Phoenix is also shared with key external stakeholders and critical friends. Increasingly, we are using Phoenix to highlight sector best practice and position AGCAS as experts in student and graduate career development as part of our external engagement.

The role

The role involves liaising with article contributors (predominantly other AGCAS members) and reviewing, proofreading, editing and finalising article content for publication. Group members are also involved in other aspects of journal production and promotion, including making decisions on suitability of content, determining themes for future issues and promoting the journal within and outside of the HE careers and employability community.

The group meets three times a year (currently via teleconference) and communicates by email in between meetings – frequently so in the run-up to the publication of an issue.                                                                                                                                       

Who are we looking for?

The group is especially interested in receiving applications from AGCAS members based in Wales, in the interest of balancing the membership of the group and ensuring wide representation. However, applications from all members who are keen to be involved in the production of the AGCAS journal will be considered, irrespective of role, position in your service or type of institution.

If you have excellent attention to detail, high standards of written communication, editorial skills, a creative flair, the ability to work to tight deadlines and think you would enjoy working as part of a team to help produce the AGCAS journal, please get in touch.

Next issue

The next issue of Phoenix is currently in development and will focus on HE careers services’ response to Covid-19. This will be published in October 2020.

How to apply

Please apply to Gemma Green with a brief statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in the role, outlining any relevant experience and what you think you could bring to the group.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 2 September 2020.  

Further information

If you would like further information about Phoenix, or to find out more about the expectations of the role, please contact Gemma Green.

Find out more about Phoenix

View the latest issue: Research (June 2020)