Request for Expressions of Interest: Editor, Construction Economist

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A publication that has been in existence for over 30 years, the Construction Economist is the official journal of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS). The journal has earned a growing reputation for sharing knowledge and expounding thought leadership, as it strives as a best-in-class publication.

  • Quarterly Publications
  • Readership of 7,000+
  • Paper & Digital Versions
  • National Distribution
  • Project Profiles & Updates
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Leadership Interviews
  • Thought Leadership

The CIQS is inviting applications for the prestigious role of Editor of the Construction Economist, reporting to the Managing Editor (a position that is being assumed by the current Editor). The role of Editor will require the incumbent to fulfill the following tasks:

  • Ensure progress of the journal in accordance with the publication schedule;
  • Review incoming content to ensure alignment with CIQS strategy;
  • Work closely with the CIQS office to coordinate the following:
    • incoming content from members and other industry professionals;
    • review of subject matter and proof-reading of all articles;
    • dialogue with the publisher in respect of content and timelines.
  • Reach out to members and potential contributors for subject matter;
  • Prepare an “Editor’s Message” to reflect current and topical issues;
  • Report to and prepare regular reports for the Managing Editor.
This is a voluntary position that typically requires approximately 30 hours per edition from the Editor, excluding input from the Assistants to Editor and assistance from the CIQS office.

The Editor is required to be a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) or Construction Certified Estimator (CEC) with demonstrable skills and references in receiving, developing, and publishing subject matter content. The incumbent will be dedicated to personal and continuing professional development.

The transition into the role will require the incoming Editor to shadow the Managing Editor over the forthcoming Fall 2021 edition, thereafter formally assuming the role of Editor for the Winter 2021 edition, and onwards.

If you are interested in this role, please submit your photo and bio, accompanied by a statement not exceeding 300 words setting out why you consider yourself to be suitable for the role of Editor, and how you would further develop the Construction Economist.

All expressions of interest should be submitted to Sheila Lennon, Chief Executive Officer of the CIQS ( The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest from interested individuals is July 30, 2021.