Position Available - Editor, The Compleat Anachronist
The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Editor for The Compleat Anachronist. The Compleat Anachronist is a pamphlet series published four times a year. Each issue focuses on a topic relevant to the time period 600 C.E. to 1600 C.E. The Compleat Anachronist therefore gives readers an opportunity to review a subject in much more detail than Tournaments Illuminated, a Kingdom Arts and Sciences publication, or a local newsletter can provide.
In addition to producing issues, the editor answers queries, develops manuscripts, maintains contact with reviewers and illustrators, and submits quarterly reports to the Board of Directors. The position requires approximately 10 hours per month, except during the month before publication, when 20 to 25 hours is spent putting an issue together (this includes proofreading, layout, correspondence, and file sharing with authors/reviewers). The deadlines to get the layout to the printer are 7 December, 7 March, 7 June, and 7 September. The issues are mailed for January, April, July, and October.
Qualifications for the position include excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and strong computer skills. Professional experience in a modern editing design, art direction or desktop publishing environment and prior experience in an SCA chronicler position are desirable, but not required.
Applicants need to have access to and experience with a computer running PageMaker, Quark or InDesign and the ability to export files to .pdf format (if working on a PC - our printing vendor uses Macintosh computers). Reasonable expenses are covered by the Corporation and may include: paper, printer cartridges, stamps, express mailing of discs and bluelines to printer, and a post office box. You will be asked to submit an expense report, with receipts attached to receive reimbursement. The Editor also receives a small stipend from SCA once an issue is completed.
Hard copies of résumés (both professional and medieval, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to:
Attn: CA Editor Position
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789
Electronic copies may also be sent to email@example.com
Résumés must be received by July 31, 2006. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Theresa Crean, The Compleat Anachronist Editor via telephone at (613) 328-7721, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
Milpitas, CA 95036
You may also email email@example.com
This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.