The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition seeks an individual with web experience to help redesign the online platform for its scholarly journal, Peitho. The timeframe for desired work is 1 May to 1 September 2015.
Peitho is currently hosted at http://peitho.cwshrc.org and operates on a WordPress platform. Since its conversion to an online peer-reviewed journal, Peitho has elicited a growing number of web-based submissions and media-rich contributions that call for a more flexible and sophisticated format.
With that in mind, a new journal platform and format should enable:
- improved accessibility, including but not limited to providing SEO and article indexing capabilities (optimized for Google Scholar/Google searches);
- integration with current member services (i.e., PayPal, membership lists);
- publication of increasingly sophisticated media-rich content, including webtexts, audio-visual publications, and so on;
- appropriate backend access for editors and editorial staff;
- easy updating by current and future journal staff;
- sustainability over time.
The new journal platform and format should also:
- retain the http://peitho.cwshrc.org URL;
- remain technically compatible with the cwshrc.org platform, whether or not the journal continues to use WordPress*;
- remain visually compatible with the cwshrc.org site, incorporating the Peitho logo and a complementary color scheme;
- enfold existing content, ensuring it remains accessible and is accurately indexed.
The budget range for this project is $500-$1000. The timeframe for completing this job is five months: May 1st to September 1st, 2015. The Peitho editorial team intends to publish the Fall/Winter 2015 issue using the new journal format in September 2015.
Submit proposal (including estimate and rationale for proposed fee), portfolio, and resumé by 17 April 2015 to Lindal Buchanan.
*While the Coalition will consider proposals that include use of platforms other than WordPress, both compatibility and cost are matters of significant concern. Proposals for migrating to a new platform should offer detailed information as well as a strong rationale and a full accounting of initial as well as annual fees that might be involved.