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Co-Associate Editor and Column Author, “Diverse Voices” - Journal of Singing - National Association of Teachers of Singing

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Other
State/Province (or you can select Remote): Jacksonville, Remote
Position: Co-Associate Editor and Column Author, “Diverse Voices”
Deadline: May 24, 2024
Posted: March 7, 2024

Job Description / Duties

Job Description
The Journal of Singing (JOS) is seeking 2 (two) authors for the positions of Co-Associate Editors of a new JOS column, “Diverse Voices,” dedicated to shedding light on under-presented composers, vocal genres and singing styles. Guided by the current Editor in Chief Lynn Helding, the co-associate editors (AEs) will create and define the mission of this new column, guided by NATS values and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duties and Primary Responsibilities:
JOS Co-Associate editor teams are comprised of two individuals who share equal responsibility for general management of their column, specifically:

  • Authorship of 5 regular columns per JOS volume, with an app. length of 3,000 words with endnotes.
  • JOS is published five times per year, with all author deadlines four months previous to publication, as follows:
    • May 1 deadline for the Sept/Oct. issue
    • July 1 deadline for Nov/Dec
    • Sept 1 deadline for Jan/Feb
    • Nov 1 deadline for March/April
    • Jan 1 deadline for May/June
  • Note that these deadlines are fixed and cannot be altered.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • experience with, knowledge of, and commitment to the field of singing and voice pedagogy
  • demonstrated interest and/or expertise in many varied vocal genres and singing styles
  • strong writing skills and facility with academic writing conventions
  • proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • excellent personal communication and organizational skills

Additional Information

Benefits: Given that this is an unpaid position, here is a partial list of what current and past AEs report:

  • Visibility:
    • NATS readership is based on NATS statistics which currently counts 7,000+ members in more than 35 countries.
    • AEs photos (headshots) and 200 word bios appear in every issue in which their column. appears. AEs are welcome to add their website links into their bios.
    • AEs name and contact info. are permanently printed on the JOS masthead and back. issues of JOS are catalogued on the online database Project MUSE.
    • Status as an expert in the field, as evidenced by a record of publication.

NATS Membership: It is our practice and expectation that all JOS personnel be dues-paying members of the association.

Salary: This is an unremunerated position.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should submit the following items to Lynn Helding, at

  • a brief letter of interest, including a vision statement for the new column
  • a curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé
  • two writing samples, formal or academic in nature
  • names and contact information of two references

Employer Profile

The Journal of Singing is the official journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, providing current information about the teaching of singing as well as results of recent research in the field. A peer-reviewed journal, it serves as an historical record, and is a venue for teachers of singing and other scholars to share the results of their work in areas such as history, diction, voice science, medicine, and especially voice pedagogy. Journal of Singing is published five times annually (Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb, March/April, May/June).

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world, with 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries. Whether working in independent studios, community schools, elementary and secondary schools, or higher education, NATS members represent the diversity of today’s music landscape, teaching in all vocal styles.

Internationally, NATS is represented in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.

Driven by its mission statement, NATS offers a variety of lifelong learning experiences to its members, with workshops, Intern Programs, master classes and conferences, all beginning at the chapter level and progressing to national events. Students of NATS members have access to one of the organization's most widely recognized activities: Student Auditions. They also have the opportunity, along with members, to compete at a national level through the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (NATSAA), the National Music Theater Competition (NMTC), and the National Student Auditions competition.