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ATESL Newsletter Editor: Part-time Volunteer Position

Organization: ATESL
Website: http://atesl.ca
Location: Alberta
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Start Date: May 18, 2017
End Date: July 15, 2017


ATESL is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, part-time volunteer to fill the position of newsletter editor for a two year term. The ideal candidate will be familiar with ATESL, including its mission, vision, and strategic plan as well as the organization of the board and its committees.  


The ATESL Newsletter is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December and is disseminated to over 700 members via e-mail, as well as posted on atesl.ca. The newsletter currently includes board reports and two columns, “Perspectives on the Profession” and  “Focus on Research”. Previous newsletter editions are available at https://www.atesl.ca/membership/newsletters/.


Responsibilities

The editor is responsible for coordinating, reviewing and editing all newsletter content.

  • Two to three weeks prior to the publication date, e-mail the ATESL board members requesting their reports. Set a due date for report submissions and communicate in a professional and respectful manner.  

  • If advertisements or special events are included in the newsletter, approval from the ATESL Executive is required.  

  • Organize the content that may include reports, special articles, graphics, and images into a professional-looking newsletter format. The editor is responsible for creating a consistent and appealing format using Microsoft Word, MS Publisher, or other suitable desktop publishing program.

  • Edit articles to ensure there are no spelling or grammar errors in the newsletter content. Consult with an article contributor in a professional manner should changes to the content be required. Proofread the final draft of the newsletter.

  • Send the final copy of the newsletter as a PDF to the ATESL Business Manager on the first day of the month (i.e., March, June, September, December). The Business Manager will distribute the newsletter to the membership and post on the ATESL website.  


Requirements

  • Approximately 4 hours of time each quarter

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Experience with MS Word, MS Publisher, and/or other publishing software

  • Excellent written skills in English

  • Detail-oriented

  • Proven record of meeting deadlines


To apply for the position of the newsletter editor, send a current resume or CV together with a letter of introduction that outlines:  

  • Your skills and experience with desktop publishing. Provide a sample of your work.

  • Your vision for the newsletter (e.g., design, content).


Submit your application to Irene Wood at atesl.admin@atesl.ca by July 15th, 2017.  Include in the subject line, “ATESL Newsletter Editor Position”. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  


Apply to: atesl.admin@atesl.ca