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Co-Editor Position Open at The Language Teacher

The Language Teacher is now accepting applications for a new Co-Editor to work as part of a three-person editorial team. This team manages production of our peer-reviewed Feature Article and Readers' Forum sections, handling manuscripts through review, copy editing, and proofreading. Other responsibilities include medium- and long-term strategic publication planning as well as attendance at an annual JALT Publications Board meeting along with a small number of meetings, presentations, and workshops at the annual JALT International Conference, for which fee waivers are available. The average time commitment for fulfilling these responsibilities is approximately two to four hours per week.

TLT editorial team membership offers numerous opportunities for both personal and professional development. Working with authors, reviewers, and the TLT production team can help to further develop academic writing and editing skills. Coordinating the efforts of our all-volunteer staff is an excellent opportunity to develop team management skills. Finally, serving on the TLT editorial team brings you into closer contact with the entire JALT membership and its leadership, providing a prime opportunity for networking.

This position entails a three-year commitment: two years as Co-Editor and then an additional year as Senior Editor. Interested applicants should submit a full CV and letter of application to the JALT Publications Board Chair, Caroline Handley, who can be contacted through our website's contact form.

Application review will be ongoing until a suitable candidate has been selected. Priority will be given to applications received before October 1, 2021.

Copyeditors, Proofreaders, Column Editors for The Language Teacher

The Language Teacher is constantly seeking qualified candidates for positions of copyeditor, proofreader, or column editor. Applicants must be JALT members and have the knowledge, skills, and reliability to contribute to the production of a bi-monthly published academic publication. Previous experience in publications is an asset. Knowledge of JALT publications is desirable. Applicants must also have regular access to a computer with email and word processing capabilities.

The positions of copyeditor and proofreader require several hours of concentrated work every other month that consists of finding and fixing errors. Training by the Assistant Editor will be provided, and mentoring from current team members will also be available. Interested applicants should contact the Editors through the Contact page above. To apply for a column editorship, contact the current column editor directly at the email address found in each issue of TLT or through the Contact page above. Column editors can work at their own pace and are responsible for producing up to six columns per year. 


JALT Publications Website Editor

The JALT Publications Board invites applications for the position of Website Editor. Responsibilities include:

  • Uploading recent issues of TLT and JJ to the main JALT site

  • Uploading issues of TLTJJ, and the Postconference Publication to this website
  • Ongoing conversion of old material to this site's database
  • Maintaining and updating the site's Drupal installation
  • Maintaining and updating the site's Open Journal System installation
  • Overseeing the site's email and mailing list functions, including spam protection
  • Overseeing file uploads by publications staff
  • Liaising with editorial staff of all publications and responding to issues
  • Uploading and overseeing "Job Position" advertisements
  • Liaising with the JALT web editor and JALT Central Office
  • Overseeing the JALT Publications' Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Attending the annual meeting of the JALT Publications Board

Full training and support will be given, though a background in running a website (PHP, MySQL, Drupal) would be necessary. If you are interested, please contact the Publications Board Chair at <>. For further information, please contact the current Web Admin at the same URL.