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2020 Search for Character & Context Blog Editor

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology has opened nominations for the editorship of its flagship blog, Character and Context. The editor's term is two years, transitioning at the end of 2020. Candidates for the position should have personal experience writing blogs, an interest  in mentoring colleagues as they craft their writing for the general public, and copy-editing experience. Given the complexity and importance of current conversations in the field about racism and equity, we seek an editor who is aware of issues faced by writers of color and is knowledgeable of issues of racism and equity.

Founded in 2014, Character & Context highlights recent research in personality and social psychology. It offers researchers the opportunity to communicate directly, in a less formal environment, with colleagues, students, and the interested public. The blog currently posts three new articles each week and receives thousands of readers each month. Some selections garner media attention or are shared with partner organizations and blogs.

The editor of the blog receives a stipend and has funds available for editorial assistants. Technical support for production of the blog is provided by SPSP staff. The editor helps to define the vision for the blog’s content and manages the editorial staff.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should include a CV and statement of one page or less highlighting both experience and vision for the future of the blog. All inquiries or nominations should be submitted to Eli Finkel,

Review of nominations will begin Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.

Many thanks to Mark Leary, Brett Pelham, and Shira Gabriel for their guidance during thier term.



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