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eLearn Magazine Editor-in-Chief Job Description

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Publications Board is seeking applications for an Editor-in-Chief (EiC), or co-Editors-in-Chief, for eLearn MagazineACM’s Web-only publication serving the field of online education and training.

eLearn Magazine ( is an open-access, “blind” peer-reviewed publication at the intersection of eLearning research and practice. eLearn is where practice informs research and research informs practice. It provides a space for evidence-based conversations with practical implications for higher education, K-12, corporate, government, and not-for-profit contexts. 

Established in 2001, eLearn Magazine is freely available and has built a strong following and reputation for its high-quality editorial content from many of the thought leaders and practitioners in the field.  eLearn’s targeted readership includes both providers and consumers of online learning. 

The ACM is the premier organization in the computing sciences and has representation in a variety of computing areas. 

The ACM is searching for a dynamic and reputable individual with an active interest in Education Technology innovation who can help steer the publication forward.

Job Description
The EiC has editorial oversight, promotes the publication to the community at large, establishes a circle of influential contributors, and works closely with the magazine’s editorial board. Other responsibilities include submission reviews, developing a strategy to coalesce the academic and practitioner communities, and deciding upon the general direction of the publication.

The EiC will work with the editorial board ( and the ACM senior editor to determine the topics the magazine should be covering and will rely on the board to review article submissions. The EiC should have an extensive network that can be tapped to help promote the publication and identify potential writers, as well as inviting influential people to contribute in novel ways.

Eligibility Requirements
The EiC search is open to applicants worldwide. Qualified candidates should be comfortable with social media, have strong writing and editing skills, and be genuinely interested in the intersection of learning and technology. Familiarity with the Scholar One manuscript submission site is helpful. You must have a minimum of seven years professional experience in distance learning and education and/or online training and development.

Nominations, including self-nominations or applications, are invited for a three-year term as eLearn’s EiC beginning July 1, 2023.

This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide administrative support.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a short resume and a statement including their vision for the future of the magazine and reasons why they should be considered for the EiC role in 1,000 words or less.

The ACM Publications Board has convened a special search committee to review all candidates for this position.  

Please send all applications to the chair of the nominating committee, at

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2023.

The editorship will commence on July 1, 2023.