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5 January 2009

Monash Debating Review Sub Editors

Sub-Editor of the Monash Debating Review: Call for Applications

DEADLINE: February 28, 2009

The Monash Association of Debaters (MAD) is currently soliciting applicants for Sub-Editors of Monash Debating Review (MDR).

About the MDR
First published in 2002, the MDR is an annual publication that aims to both inform readers and provide a forum for discussion of issues as they relate to debating and adjudicating. The MDR draws on the opinions and experiences of some of the best debaters, adjudicators and coaches from around the world.

The MDR is the world’s only international debating journal. It is a scholarly, interdisciplinary journal that has featured articles from Australia, Russia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as interviews with prominent public intellectuals and policy-makers. For instance, previous editions have contained articles on British Parliamentary strategy, argumentation strategy, debating policy, global debating styles, the role of affirmative action in debating and backgrounders to contemporary debating topics.

Position Description
The Sub-Editors source and edit articles for the Monash Debating Review.

There are four Sub-Editor positions. This year, the MDR is expanding its worldwide appeal and is looking to appoint at least one Sub-Editor each from Europe, North America and the Australasia region. The Editor-in-Chief will be based in Melbourne, Australia (the home of Monash University).

A Sub-Editor will:
· Encourage the submission of manuscripts from the worldwide debating community
· Proofread and edit submitted articles
· Report regularly to the Editor-in-Chief
Selection Criteria
Applications will be judged based on the best combination of
· Previous editorial and/or publication experience
· Debating and/or adjudicating experience
· Vision for the MDR and an understanding of its importance
· A cover letter detailing reasons for wanting to serve

The Sub-Editor role is a volunteer position.

Application ProcedureThe deadline for submitting applications is February 28, 2009. Applications should be emailed to Damien Bruckard, President, Monash Association of Debaters at

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