Call for Applications: Volunteer Managing Co-Editor


Call for Applications for Volunteer Managing Co-Editor

The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy

Editor-in-Chief: Nathan Kowalsky (St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, Canada)

The Trumpeter is a journal dedicated to the development of an ecosophy, or wisdom born of ecological understanding and insight. As such, it serves the deep ecology movement’s commitment to critically explore and analyse environmental concerns in light of ecological developments at every relevant level. The Trumpeter publishes high quality scholarly research within the scope of the interdisciplinary environmental humanities, including but not limited to environmental philosophy, environmental ethics, Indigenous knowledge, eco-criticism, eco-psychology, eco-theology, political ecology, environmental history, and the theoretical rather than empirical aspects of environmental studies (environmental sociology, environmental anthropology, etc.). The Trumpeter also publishes essays, narratives, poetry, cartoons, and book reviews relevant to the journal’s focus and scope.

The Trumpeter is soliciting applications for a volunteer Managing Co-Editor to work alongside the Editor-in-Chief and the other managing co-editors in the journal’s scholarly research article section. Applicants should be aware that as an open access journal, all editorial roles at The Trumpeter are unpaid volunteer positions.

Position Description

Applicants for Managing Co-Editor should have a strong interest in the interdisciplinary environmental humanities (in line with the journal’s mandate), preferably with an affinity for the deep ecological movement, broadly construed. It is not necessary that Managing Co-Editors have an academic affiliation, but they should have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and a background in the environmental humanities or one of its constitutive disciplines. We have a particular interest in applicants who are not philosophers, as we’ve already got three of those on staff.

Managing Co-Editors can each expect to receive roughly 3-5 article submissions per year. Co-Editors are assigned submissions by the Editor-in-Chief and usually oversee them alone, but may also do so in collaboration with other co-editors or the Editor-in-Chief. The oversight process involves reading submissions to ensure their topical suitability for the journal, assessing their scholarly suitability for peer-review, soliciting peer reviews, and making a final decision about the publication of the piece on the basis of those reviews. Managing Co-Editors must be well organised, able to keep accurate records, and use an online submission management system.

Application Process

Those interested in the Managing Co-Editor position with The Trumpeter should submit a CV with a short (1-2 page) cover letter outlining their relevant experience and interest in the position and the journal.

Applications should be submitted electronically to by 30 September 2022.

The Editorial Advisory Board of the journal together with the Editor-in-Chief will consider all applications and make decisions by the end of November. Decisions will be based in large part on the skills and experience of the applicants, but will also take into account the balance of disciplinary expertise and other relevant factors.