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2nd Call for Applications: Staff Contributors, SEM Student News

Friday, September 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Sturgis
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SEM Student News is currently seeking one or more writers to join its student-led team as regular staff contributors. The start date for staff writer positions begins immediately with our upcoming Fall/Winter 2017 issue (on Sound and Sensory Studies) and continues for a term of at least four issues (two years). Applicants should be students currently registered in a graduate degree program and conducting music research in ethnomusicology or a related field/discipline. We especially encourage Masters and early PhD students to apply.


Staff Contributors are responsible for writing editorials, typically between 750–1000 words, on a variety of topics that reflect each issue’s particular theme. Applicants should be creative thinkers able to demonstrate advanced yet accessible writing. Prior publication experience is not required.


To apply, please send your CV along with a brief statement of your experience and interest (c. 250 words), and a sample article (c. 750–1000 words) related to our current theme of Sound and Sensory Studies, to semstudentnews@gmail.com no later than 2 October 2017. Writing samples should illustrate ability, style, and perspective, and explore intersections between sound studies, ethnomusicology, and the field of sensory studies in general. We will consider applicants’ sample articles for publication in our Fall/Winter 2017 issue. Interested applicants can read our recent call for contributions here for more information on our forthcoming issue.


SEM Student News is an official, biannual publication of the Society for Ethnomusicology, created and run by students. In cooperation with the SEM Student Union, we aim to voice current student issues and ideas, and to provide useful, relevant information for students conducting research on musicking. Most of all, we provide a forum for students to communicate with their peers and to address the challenges and opportunities that we face together.


Please feel free to request further information by contacting the editor at semstudentnews@gmail.com, and to share this posting with anyone who might be interested in the position.

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