The RPTE Law Journal is offering an opportunity for you to influence the conversation among real property practitioners and to contribute to the Section. The Journal is seeking an Acquisitions Editor for real property articles. An Acquisitions Editor reviews for publication scholarly articles that authors have submitted to the Journal. Additionally, an Acquisitions Editor will occasionally solicit articles for publication; opportunities to discover potential articles include interesting CLE talks and engaging conversation at a Section gathering or law-related event.
The job qualifications are simple: you should have your finger on the pulse of what topics would be useful to our real property members’ practices, you should like to read, and you should like to interact with academic and practitioner authors. Importantly, despite the “editor” title, an Acquisitions Editor is not required to perform actual editing, though an Acquisitions Editor may provide the author with substantive feedback that will strengthen the article and its use to the profession. Thus, the Acquisitions Editor has all the fun of acquiring interesting and practical articles, without any of the tedious wordsmithing and comma placement concerns of a traditional editor.
Finally, the time commitment is minimal. These duties generally take only two to four hours a month to complete.