Fall 2020

Call for Newsletter Co-editor

The AAAL Graduate Student Council is looking for a third person to join the newsletter team. The AAALGrads Newsletter appears twice a year, usually in November and April. Co-editors typically meet once a month via ZOOM. It is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to gather publishing experience and to bring our graduate student community closer together. 


The main responsibility of a newsletter co-editor is to assist in the publication of two annual editions of the AAALGrads Newsletter (fall and spring), which includes: 


  • Help to decide on an appropriate and relevant theme

  • Help to draft and distribute the call for proposals

  • Reach out to potential authors for invited contributions

  • Conduct research for newsletter items (such as resources for graduate students)

  • Assist with reviewing submissions and selecting articles for publication

  • Provide feedback on accepted articles until they are ready for publication

  • Help to create a professional newsletter format (typically in website format)


You should bring the following experience and qualifications: 


  • Working in a team and independently

  • Working remotely (Zoom, Google applications like Docs and Drive, etc)

  • Designing print and online documents (websites)

  • Writing instruction, professional editing, publishing, or similar

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Conflict resolution skills


We particularly encourage applications from graduate students from diverse backgrounds (such as related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability).




  • Oct 16: Call posted

  • Oct 23: Applications due 12:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)

  • Oct 23-24: Decision notifications and interview requests sent out. Interviews must be scheduled by Oct 25th at noon Eastern Time

  • Oct 26-29: Interviews 

  • Oct 30: Acceptance sent out

Application procedure: 


If you’re interested in this opportunity, please send an email to aaalgrads@gmail.com with the following information: 


  1. Your name

  2. Your official school email

  3. Your institutional affiliation

  4. Your degree (Masters, doctorate) and major

  5. A short statement why you’re interested in this position (200-300 words)

  6. A short statement what you think you can bring to this position (200-300 words)

  7. A short statement addressing your qualifications (200-300 words)


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the current co-editors:

Stefan Vogel (stefanvoge@email.arizona.edu)

Zhenjie Weng (weng.151@buckeyemail.osu.edu).