Seeking applicants for associate editor

The Journal of Civic Information is accepting applications for an associate editor position.

Duties include:

  • Attend monthly online meetings with the editor concerning journal operations and strategy;
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and double-blind peer-review process of the journal;
  • Recruit and assign reviewers to ensure the scholarship published in the journal is of high quality;
  • Be familiar and adept with a variety of research methodologies, including legal research, qualitative and quantitative;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of civic data research, such as access to government records, meetings, courts, proactive posting of data, etc.,;
  • Edit and format manuscripts, and publish completed issues through the online open-access platform;
  • Meet regular publication deadlines to promote the timely publication of impactful research; and
  • Engage in regular interaction with the editor, editorial board members, reviewers and submitting authors.

An annual contractor stipend of $2,500 is available. The position is part-time - probably no more than a few hours per week (with heavier loads at publication time each quarter). The term is for three years, renewable. An associate editor who shines may transition into the editor position. Early career scholars and scholars from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The journal might hire two associate editors to provide the broadest ranges of experience in research methodologies.

To apply, email Editor and Publisher David Cuillier at with a description of your interest in the position, your qualifications, and please attach your curriculum vitae. Applications are currently under review and will remain so until the positions are filled.

Please do not hesitate to contact David Cuillier,, if you have questions. The Journal of Civic Information, founded by the Brechner Freedom of Information Project at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, launched in 2019, and has since published 33 manuscripts from a range of topics and methodologies exploring the ability for citizens to acquire the information they need for a healthy democracy.