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Mentoring Editor

Closes on Friday, May 03, 2019
in:cite journal
Toronto, ON
Part Time


in:cite journal is seeking a Mentoring Editor

Applications due Friday, May 3



The mentoring editor will support the youth editorial board of in:cite – an open-access journal published at that was launched in 2018 – and work with the team to publish their third issue and possibly subsequent issues of the journal. Responsibilities include supporting the youth editors as individuals and as a group, sharing and supporting theoretical frameworks to guide the editorial process and vision of the journal, researching and writing grant proposals to fund the journal, and administrative support.


Position Criteria:

  • 2SQTBIPOC, with lived/living experience of marginalization and working with/for marginalized communities, will be given priority
  • Current student at U of T, preferably graduate student
  • Experience in participatory action research and/or youth facilitation in an anti-oppression setting
  • Experience working with/for community-based organizations, particularly ones accessed by marginalized youth
  • Experience writing grant proposals
  • Identification with the vision statement of the journal (see below)
  • Scholarly background in/familiarity with academic fields that support the work of the journal, including but not limited to: critical race theory, critical Indigenous theory, decolonial thought, queer theory, women of color feminisms, disability justice, and anti-sanism
  • An intersectional approach to your work, carried out with an anti-oppressive lens
  • An ethic of care in your work (e.g. around access, communication, etc.)
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Effective and respectful teamwork skills
  • Clear and careful communication skills
  • High value and respect for the voices and experiences of young people


Position Tasks:

  • Supporting youth editors as they continue to build the overall vision/branding of in:cite, including the implications and possibilities of “research”
  • Researching funding opportunities for the journal, and writing grant proposals to secure financing for future issues of the journal
  • Evaluating structure and processes of journal, making recommendations toward journal sustainability and working with youth editors toward implementation
  • Reviewing submissions to journal with entire editorial team, focusing especially on whether or not submissions align with the vision statement of the journal (see below)
  • Providing citation support for authors if youth editors need support in doing so (i.e. good references for authors to check out as they respond to editorial revisions)
  • Supporting youth editors in communicating with authors, including via email and phone calls
  • Sharing opportunities for in:cite (e.g. events, calls for workshops) with appropriate team(s)
  • Using WhatsApp, Google Drive, email, and calls/video calls to communicate with team
  • Managing administrative tasks including: coordinating youth editor pay, reserving space for meetings, arranging meals and snacks, and setting up technology for meetings with editors participating via video chat
  • Coordinating with other graduate students working in the Youth Research Lab (YRL) with Dr. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
  • Attending meetings (of the full editorial board, smaller team meetings, mentoring editor meetings, and YRL members), often scheduled on evenings and weekends


Position Details:

  • Mentoring Editors will be supervised by Dr. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández as a part of the Youth Research Lab
  • 10 hours/week, pay rate commensurate with experience
  • Contract will start between May 15 and June 1, 2019, for a period of 12 months with the option of renewal
  • Email your resume, names of references, and cover letter highlighting relevant experience to by Friday, May 3




in:cite is an online space and community for sharing and collecting knowledge by, for, and created with young people. We are guided by critical race, decolonial, feminist, queer, and intersectional approaches. in:cite seeks to dismantle oppressive structures such as white supremacy, sexism, heteropatriarchy, and colonialism, and help animate the work that young people are doing within and across communities to re-imagine and re-fashion just worlds with educators, artists, activists, and scholars.

We call out the ongoing violence enacted by educational institutions and systems across Turtle Island as a manifestation of these oppressive structures, and call upon youth and our adult collaborators to create alternate spaces and communities for education, expression, and activism.

in:cite is a play on words that represents our values as a journal. Cite points to research as the forefront of our journal, and our desire to change exclusionary citational practices. To incite is to set in rapid motion; we aim to incite action. Insight means perception and understanding; we value critical thinking. In site reminds us of our position as youth studying youth issues; we are connected to the work that we do and the land on which we are situated. Finally, we look towards the future; meaningful change is in sight.