My work as co-editor has definitely influenced my teaching work at Concordia. I talk about these issues in all of the classes I teach, and I created and taught a course in the MA Applied Linguistics program called Language Awareness!
The biggest challenge is definitely finding reviewers. Academics all need to publish, so they all need to have their papers reviewed, but they don't all feel an obligation to give back to the field by agreeing to review, even when the paper is squarely within their area of expertise.
And of course, it's always memorable to have to send a paper back for major revisions when it's written by someone well-known or (heaven forbid) to have to reject a paper written by a friend.
Editing is a lot of work, and it never ends, but it’s fun to read the newest research in the field and to be in touch with authors from all over the world.