Call for Newsletter Volunteers

Newsletter Volunteers Needed
Applications due: Dec. 15th, 2012
3 positions: Editor-In-Chief in training, Profile Editor, & Submissions Editor
Contact:

Angela Dresselhaus
Acquisitions & eResource Management Librarian
The University of Montana
angela.dresselhaus@umontana.edu
406-243-4728

The Newsletter will fill three positions during the following year. If you are interested in applying for a position please submit a brief writing sample and a statement detailing your interest and qualifications. Please send applications to: Angela Dresselhaus.

Editor-in-Chief

(Will train with the current Editor-in-Chief for a one year period before taking office)

The Editor-in-Chief works closely with the Newsletter Editorial Board members, the NASIG President and Board, and other NASIG committees and members, to ensure timely and effective production of the NASIG Newsletter, and to develop and implement improvements for its process, policies, content, structure, and appearance. Production of individual Newsletter issues often requires short periods of intensive work within short turn-around times. Members of the Newsletter Editorial Board routinely find this commitment requires occasional evening and/or weekend hours.

SPECIFIC, ROUTINE TASKS:

  • Ensure the Newsletter fulfills its purposes as defined by the Executive Board
  • Maintain the publication schedule and roster
  • Oversee all Newsletter concerns
  • Coordinate production processes
  • Receive and approve submissions
  • Maintain the Newsletter online manual/staff website
  • Represent the Newsletter at NASIG Board meetings as an ex-officio of the Board
  • Serve as the primary Newsletter contact for NASIG and non-NASIG groups
  • Handle all administrative tasks required by Newsletter processes
  • Proof-read all drafts of all versions of each issue
  • Provide training, support, and guidance to Newsletter Editorial Board members as needed
  • Handle the process of filling vacant Newsletter Editorial Board positions, and ensure related tasks are completed during vacanciesConsult with Executive Board liaison as needed
  • Provide all short-term and long-term planning needed for effective and efficient functioning of the Newsletter and its Editorial Board

REQUIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS: reliability; flexibility; initiative; creativity; dedication to producing a high quality and timely product; detail-oriented; visual knack for analysis of page layout; ability to maintain good working relationships with others, esp. within a geographically dispersed team; convenient use of an e-mail program; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organization skills; excellent HTML skills

DESIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS: knowledge of NASIG goals, structure, and resources; advanced skills with a recent Windows version of Microsoft Word; convenient use of an e-mail program that can handle attachments.
All Newsletter Editorial Board members serve at the pleasure of the Editor-in-Chief.

The Newsletter Editorial Board charge is available at:
http://www.nasig.org/committee-newsletter.cfm

For guidelines governing service on NASIG committees, see:
http://www.nasig.org/about_committees_guidelines.cfm

Profiles Editor

The Profiles Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and other Newsletter Editorial Board members to ensure timely and effective production of the NASIG Newsletter, and to develop and implement improvements for its process, policies, content, structure, and appearance.

Production of individual Newsletter issues often requires short periods of intensive work within short turn-around times. Members of the Newsletter Editorial Board routinely find this commitment requires occasional evening and/or weekend hours.

SPECIFIC, ROUTINE TASKS:

  • With the Editor-in-Chief, maintain the content guidelines and process for NASIG Profiles
  • With the Editor-in-Chief, maintain the cycle of profiles for inclusion in Newsletter 
  • Interview (in person, or by phone, fax, or e-mail) people to be profiles and write an article based on the interview, following the content guidelines and following details specified in the Style Sheet.
  • Upload profiles by each issue’s submission deadline

REQUIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS: reliability; flexibility; initiative; creativity; dedication to producing a high quality and timely product; ability to maintain good working relationships with others, esp. within a geographically dispersed team; convenient use of an e-mail program; excellent writing skills; effective communication and organization skills; ability to work well independently

DESIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS: detailed knowledge of NASIG structure and membership; familiarity with NASIG resources; basic skills with a recent Windows version of Microsoft Word; convenient use of an e-mail program that can handle attachments

All Newsletter Editorial Board members serve at the pleasure of the Editor-in-Chief.
The Newsletter Editorial Board charge is available at:
http://www.nasig.org/committee-newsletter.cfm

For guidelines governing service on NASIG committees, see:
http://www.nasig.org/about_committees_guidelines.cfm

Submissions Editor

The Submissions Editor works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and other Newsletter Editorial Board members to ensure timely and effective production and dissemination of the NASIG Newsletter, and to develop and implement improvements for its process, policies, content, structure, and appearance.

SPECIFIC, ROUTINE TASKS:

  • Following established guidelines, solicit articles by NASIG members or others about non-NASIG or NASIG co-sponsored serials-related events
  • Serve as the primary contact person for those people with whom the Submission Editor arranges for submissions
  • Within the context of this position’s work, provide good public relations representation for NASIG to non-NASIG members
  • Ensure receipt of all arranged submissions in adequate time, usually 1 week, to allow the Submissions Editor to copy edit the article and resolve any questions with the article’s author, prior to the Submission Editor’s forwarding the ready article to the Editor-in-Chief by the deadline of the issue for which the article is scheduled
  • With the Editor-in-Chief, maintain content and submission guidelines, schedule of arranged submissions, and a list of desired and potential submissions.

REQUIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS: reliability; flexibility; initiative; creativity; dedication to providing high quality and timely service and product; good self-organization and planning skills; ability to work on submissions for several issues at a time and over a lengthy time-table; effective communication skills; ability to maintain good working relationships with others, esp. within a geographically dispersed team; convenient use of an email program

DESIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS: basic skills with a recent Windows version of Microsoft Word; convenient use of an e-mail program that can handle attachments

All Newsletter Editorial Board members serve at the pleasure of the Editor-in-Chief.

The Newsletter Editorial Board charge is available at:
http://www.nasig.org/committee-newsletter.cfm

For guidelines governing service on NASIG committees, see:
http://www.nasig.org/about_committees_guidelines.cfm

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