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Co-Editor, The Journal of Architecture

RIBA 1834 Ltd
£2,000 per annum (honorarium)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.


The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.


Salary: £2,000 per annum (honorarium)

Location: Home-based consultant

Hours: Variable, however approx. 2 hours per week


About the Role

The Journal of Architecture is jointly published by RIBA and Taylor & Francis. It was launched in 1995 and is the longest standing, continuously published, international, refereed publication on architecture based in the UK. It has become widely recognised as one of the foremost journals in its field.

We are recruiting two highly motivated and organised co-editors to support the co-ordination of the review process for the submission of papers to the journal and seek out proposals for special issues.

The co-editor is part of a wider editorial team of four co-editors, who work with the Editor in Chief and Executive Editor to deliver journal issues on schedule and promote its reputation, academic success, and prosperity. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis, on behalf of RIBA.


Main responsibilities include;

  • Supporting the editorial team deliver no less than 50 Research Articles and 8 non-core articles per annum. assigning peer reviewers to assigned papers.
  • Monitoring progress on the peer review process.
  • Deciding on level of revisions required.
  • Communicating decisions and timeframes to authors. ensuring completion of author copyright assignment agreements.
  • Supporting the journal’s social media strategy; and attending editorial board and team meetings.


What are we looking for?

  • Excellent written communication skills, as well as a knowledge of the context of research and scholarship in architecture.
  • Experience in writing and editing for a scholarly audience
  • Knowledge of the context of research and scholarship in architecture are a prerequisite.
  • A background in the architectural social sciences or related fields, including architectural technologies and sustainable design, would be ideal.


If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.


Closing date: 16th June 2024
Interview date: 25th June 2024


Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch. We may also close an advert earlier than the date above if we receive enough quality applications.


Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.


The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.



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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. Our purpose is to serve members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

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