The Social Science Quarterly at Queens College
The Social Science Quarterly at Queens College

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Junior contributing editors are an asset to our team by contributing pieces to our online research forum and participating in journal wide activities.


While junior contributing editors do not oversee any aspects regarding the journal itself, they contribute a minimum of four research articles per semester.  Another difference between senior and junior editors are that senior editors get their work published in both the journal and online forum as junior contributors get published on our online forum. Every editor, senior and junior, is recommended to design an individualized research project tailored to their academic and professional needs. Juniors are also included in our research design and statistical training workshops. We believe in constantly investing in our staff by offering various opportunities in professional development. Positions are rotated every academic year with renewal established on a case by case basis. If we find your work ethic and contributions valuable, we will ask you to consider becoming a senior editor when one graduates. 


These positions are competitive as we look for students who we feel can make a significant and compelling contribution to our online forum. For non-seniors, we seek to identify potential to lead and manage our publication sufficiently. While you do not need to be a freshman, sophomore, or junior to apply, we strongly prefer that qualifying seniors take a look at our senior editing position. Junior contributors must be social science majors. Aside from this, we look for students who are professional and friendly self-starters who can effectively time manage deadlines. We also look for students who thrive in group settings.

We have a strict no ego policy. Everyone is here to learn and work towards creating the best version of ourselves. We especially look for people who can take criticism as well as offer it to others in a professional and courteous way. 

How to apply

We are currently recruiting for seven open junior contributing positions. To apply please send a resume, small note of interest, and a writing sample to qcquarterly (@) 

Your writing sample should be a piece that best demonstrates your writing ability. Bonus points if you include what you'd like to work on as a writer.

We hate to say this, but we do check these things for plagiarism. Just don't do it.