The Society for Personality and Social Psychology has opened nominations for the editorship of its flagship blog, Character & Context. The editor's term is two years, transitioning at the end of 2022. Candidates for the position should have a strong interest in clear and engaging writing and an interest in mentoring and supporting colleagues as they craft their writing for the general public. 

Founded in 2014, Character & Context highlights recent research in personality and social psychology. It offers researchers the opportunity to reach colleagues, students, and the interested public in a less formal medium. 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 invites blogs about published research that is likely to be relevant to a general readership and the public interest, and also considers offers from researchers concerning their newly published research. Blogs about interesting applied endeavors by personality/social psychologists are also considered.

The editor of the blog receives a stipend, which they can share with Associate Editors if they choose to do so. 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.

We will be accepting applications until 11:59 PM ET on Monday, June 13.

How to Apply

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, including how they plan to include a diverse array of voices on the blog to ensure equity and inclusiveness. We primarily recruit authors for the blog through direct invitation but welcome other approaches for outreach. All inquiries or nominations should be submitted to Dr. Julie Garcia, SPSP Board Member at Large for Outreach and Advocacy, at