Call for Editors - Democratic Communiqué

The Union for Democratic Communications (UDC) is looking for an associate or full professor to be the editor for its journal Democratic Communiqué (DC) beginning after the 2013 Annual Convention in San Francisco. The journal is released on a bi-annual basis and the new editor would be expected to release their first issue by summer 2014.  Editors are selected to serve a period of two UDC conference cycles – roughly three years. 

The responsibilities of the new editor include the following:


·      Authoring a call for manuscript submissions and distributing it through appropriate outlets;

·      Maintaining a relationship with the editorial board for the journal;

·      Manage the peer-review process;

·      Issuing decisions to authors;

·      Preparing manuscripts to fit the journal’s style;

·      Delivering full issues to the webmaster for posting on the journal website

·      Announcing new issues as they are made available;

·      Making an annual report to the steering committee of the UDC


Those interested in the position should submit a letter of interest describing their qualifications for the position including, but not limited to, past writing and editorial experience, administrative/management experience and a statement indicating institutional support for assuming the editor position.


The letter should be accompanied by a full curriculum vita and a document listing the name, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number for three references who can attest to the applicant's abilities as editor. These three documents should be sent electronically to  by March 15, 2014.


The Union for Democratic Communications was founded in Philadelphia, PA in 1981. It is an organization of communication researchers, journalists, media producers, policy analysts, academics and activists dedicated to:

  • critical study of the communications establishment;
  • production and distribution of democratically controlled and produced media;
  • fostering alternative, oppositional, independent and experimental production;
  • development of democratic communications systems locally, regionally and internationally.

UDC encourages critical perspectives in communication theory, media production and the study of popular culture. Through its conferences, newsletter, and other activities, UDC seeks to:

  • bring together media producers, researchers, policy makers, and grassroots communications activists;
  • promote varied critical approaches to communications and media;
  • advocate the creation of structures to promote democratic communications;
  • work with other progressive organizations to facilitate the production and distribution of democratic communications.