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Envera Dukaj and Alex Reid, Praxis Editors

Kairos Position Announcement: Praxis Assistant Editor

We have immediate openings for two qualified candidates for the position of Praxis Assistant Editor at Kairos, a refereed online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy (http://kairos.technorhetoric.net). Praxis contains both webtexts and PraxisWiki pages:

Praxis publishes scholarly investigations into the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy discovered through teaching and other professional practices. Praxis webtexts include case studies, pedagogic theory and technology, and studies of networked/new media composing practices.

PraxisWiki is a repository of useful and provocative information and ideas for scholars and teachers at the intersections of rhetoric and technology. It will host synopses and discussions of published materials, definitions of important concepts, sketches of major figures and their works, sample syllabi and assignments along with their rationales, teaching narratives and classroom activities, and preliminary discussions of research and projects.


The successful candidates will work with the Praxis editorial team to produce spring and fall issues as well as occasional summer issues. Duties include such tasks as:

  • Performing initial reviews of Praxis submissions for potential transmission to the Editorial Board and official reviews of PraxisWiki submissions for direct publication.
  • Mentoring authors at developmental or revision stages of their projects.
  • Copy editing, design editing, and proofreading accepted webtexts collaboratively with the Praxis editorial team and possibly corresponding with authors.
  • Drafting author correspondence.
  • Uploading files to the Kairos server.

Required Skills

  • Basic familiarity with Kairos’ mission and scholarly vision.
  • Working knowledge of scholarly fields related to digital writing studies.
  • Functional knowledge/use of web editors (i.e., Dreamweaver), web architecture, FTP software, and basic XHTML/CSS.
  • Ability to correspond efficiently and accurately with other editors in several digital environments (use of email and IM preferred).
  • Willingness and ability to learn editing techniques and new technologies to accomplish editorial tasks.

Candidates who can demonstrate their experience in the above skills will be given priority.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of design principles specific to online media.
  • Functional familiarity with image-editing programs.
  • Passing familiarity with new-media production technologies such as Flash, wikis, video-editing programs, etc.


The benefits of working on Kairos include scholarly/professional editing experience in a digital environment, working closely with scholars in the field (through contact with editors and authors), creating a network of friends and colleagues who meet at conferences, and being the first to see the most up-to-date scholarship in the fields related to digital writing studies.

Although the production cycle workload varies, assistant editors will spend an average of 2-3 hours per week working for Kairos. We publish two regular issues a year (on August 15 and January 15); sometimes we have a third, special summer issue (on May 15). In keeping with those publication dates, our heaviest production months are typically June/July, November/December, and March/April. During these months, an assistant editor spends an average of 5+ hours per week working on Kairos.

These two-year positions (with possible renewal) report to Co-Editors Envera Dukaj and Alex Reid. Positions are paid in gratitude and recognition in the field, a vita line, and letters from the editors for your job portfolio and/or tenure/promotion binders.

Application Guidelines

Queries welcome. If interested, please email Senior Editor Douglas Eyman (senioreds@technorhetoric.net) with a letter of reference (which can be sent under separate cover), a CV, and a brief cover letter that explains your editing and design qualifications for, and interest in, this position (URLs, inline emails, or attached documents are all acceptable). An interview process will follow for qualified candidates. We will acknowledge all applications by email. Final date for applications: Friday, September 19, 2008. Interviews will proceed shortly after that deadline. These positions will begin in November, 2008.