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


Senior editors are the visionaries, strategists, and thinkers who collaboratively lead and coordinate the direction of the journal. 

What are the responsibilities for senior editors?

Senior editors are responsible for selecting and editing research pieces for the journal, developing and editing articles for the journal and the website, as well as assisting with the marketing, outreach, and program development of the journal.

what are the benefits of being a senior editor?

Aside from working with students, senior editors get their research published. Both senior and junior editors pursue individualized research projects tailored to their academic and professional interests. Journal members also receive exclusive access to our research design and statistical training workshops. Senior editors also undertake projects dedicated to several key areas from the creation of a marketing strategy to refining and improving our editorial approach. Lastly, editors are more than encouraged to expand our publication in ways they see fit. This leaves more than enough opportunity to engage in a leadership experience that is incredibly meaningful and collaborative.

What are the qualifications to be a senior editor?

Interested applicants must be social science majors. We look for students with exceptionable writing ability who are able to meet deadlines, work in a group, and take initiative. Experience in professional writing and research is desired, but not required.

what is the application process like?

We ask for a resume, a small note of interest, and a writing sample. We use your resume to see what in what activities you've involved at Queens College. Your brief note of interest should indicate some things you'd like to bring to the journal, ideas and skill set included. It should also give some idea of your research interests.

Your writing sample is paramount to your application. Academic essays and professional writing pieces are welcome. The writing sample should be roughly 2-3 pages. Portions of longer essays are also welcome. Once you send that information in, we will send you a small 2-3 page writing sample in which we ask you to critically evaluate it. Afterwards, an interview likely will take place in order to discuss your interest in the journal as well as your editorial methods.

When it comes to evaluating the sample writing piece, don't be worried about what you may think we want to hear! We are more concerned with the thought processes that led you to arrive at your conclusions.

Are you currently recruiting?

Yes! All positions are open for students majoring in any of the social science subjects at Queens College. This includes: Anthropology, Economics, History, Jewish Studies, Labor Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. Help us continue the growth of the SSQuarterly by applying yourself or passing this information to an eligible friend. 

How can i apply?

Send all application materials and/or any questions to