Help wanted: JOIE editor

Did you know the Retirees Association has its own open access, electronic journal? It’s called the Journal of Opinions, Ideas, and Essays or JOIE, and UMRA is looking for a qualified volunteer to become the new editor-in-chief. 

Are you interested in reading a wide range of material? Do you find yourself critiquing what you read, thinking of ways to present it better? Do you like working with people? Do you like working on tasks that require judgment and organization? Maybe this is a position for you.

Sponsored by UMRA and supported by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services, JOIE has been publishing articles by retired and active U of M faculty and staff since 2011. Articles may be aimed at a broad, general audience or a more specialized readership. Topics range from University history, personal stories, and literary critiques to health issues, poetry—even a photo essay.  

As an electronic journal, JOIE can accommodate graphics and illustrations in ways that traditional journals often cannot.  

UMRA has an editorial committee but needs an editor-in-chief to take the lead in moving JOIE forward. Many potential authors are waiting in the wings.

For more information including a copy of the job description, please contact Will Craig at [email protected].

—Will Craig, UMRA Board member