Sunday, September 16, 2007

Job Opening: Newsletter Editor

The Indiana Genealogical Society is now accepting applicants for the position of Editor of the IGS Newsletter, to start work in January 2008. The newsletter is 24 pages long and contains time-sensitive information about genealogical news pertaining to Indiana, as well as regular columns. It is published 6 times a year. The editor is paid $300 for each of the 6 issues, for a total annual salary of $1,800 a year.

--Ability to meet deadlines.
--Ability to generate Adobe Acrobat files.
--Experience with page layout.
--Ability to communicate electronically.
--Access to sources of genealogical and historical news, such as websites, blogs and other print publications.

--Compile, edit and proofread each issue in a timely fashion.
--Keep informed of genealogical and historical news and write articles on relevant items as necessary.
--Receive regular columns (such as queries and “Once A Hoosier…” entries) and edit as necessary.
--Post relevant items to the IGS blog in a timely fashion.
--Coordinate with IGS board members, committee chairs, etc. to promote IGS activities in the newsletter, IGS blog and other media.

Prospective applicants should submit their name, contact information, and a resumé or listing of their relevant experience, plus a sample of their writing or editing work, to:

Meredith Thompson
1455 Cherry Tree Rd.
Avon, IN 46123

Application materials will be received on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The IGS publications committee will review the application materials as they are received and make a decision.

A sample issue of the newsletter is available at

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