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Expressions of interest sought for Honorary Editor(s) and Editorial Committee volunteer roles

The Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists is seeking expressions of interest from members for the position of Honorary Editor of the Descent magazine and members of a new Descent Editorial Committee for a term of at least two years (renewable). Our current Editors, Melinda and Jennifer Kapp are completing their term with the forthcoming issue and we hope to have a new team commencing in the coming month. We are looking for at least one volunteer Editor (details below) alongside a volunteer committee of members to support the issues ahead.

Responsibilities of the Editor role include:

  • Engaging members of the Society to submit contributions and undertaking timely review of drafts
  • Alongside support staff and contributors, collating the proof for review applying the Society’s editorial policies and style guidance
  • Maintaining the high level of quality of the publication that should be focussed on supporting the education mission of the Society whilst showcasing member research
  • Ensuring appropriate and timely communication with contributors and encouraging a variety of submissions reflecting the range of research from across the Society
  • Overseeing copy review across staff and volunteers

Skills and experience sought:

  • Desktop publishing (technical expertise in Adobe InDesign or similar publishing platform)
  • Newsletter or magazine writing
  • Strong written English, grammar and communication skills
  • Reliable, motivated, self-starter who can work independently
  • Time management to successfully deliver the quarterly magazine as per agreed dates
  • Relationship management skills working with SAG Directors, staff and contributors

Expressions of interest should take the form of a curriculum vitae and a brief statement (no more than 500 words) on your suitability for the role.

If you have any questions about this position, please initially contact Membership Officer Danielle Tebb via info@sag.org.au. Please send your expressions of interest to info@sag.org.au by the closing date of 5:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

If you are interested in undertaking a voluntary student placement or internship with the Society, check out our current opportunities here.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Society of Australian Genealogists, please read about our volunteer program here.

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