Last week, with the support of Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) leadership and the SSP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, we posted a listing for a new position with The Scholarly Kitchen. We are seeking someone with expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) issues to help support our authors and editors at the blog.
DEIA efforts are important to the SSP and across our community as a whole, and a significant amount of Scholarly Kitchen posts address these issues and programs. DEIA issues also come up in posts that aren’t directly focused on those subjects, both in the posts and in the comments. Our regular and guest authors do our best, but many of us are not experts in these areas. The last few years have been filled with learning experiences at The Scholarly Kitchen, and our goal is to continue to learn, and continue to do better by our readers.
So we’re looking for some help. The person filling the new position will provide support to Scholarly Kitchen authors, help moderate comments, and liaise with SSP leadership and the DEI Committee. We’d be thrilled if that person also wants to write original posts or help to bring in guest posts as well. Time commitment will vary, depending on the content available week to week but we don’t estimate this taking more than five hours a week on average at most. The position comes with a stipend and funds for ongoing DEIA training to help further the editor’s expertise.
Please do take a look at the advertisement for details and consider joining us. This is a great opportunity to work with some amazing colleagues and to be a positive force for good across the scholarly communications community. Applications are due by November 15, 2021.