Positions Available: Editor & Art Director, Tournaments Illuminated

Jason Williams, Chairman of the Board, SCA, Inc., has announced that application deadlines for Editor and Art Director for Tournaments Illuminated have been extended.

The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the positions of Editor of Tournaments Illuminated and Art Director of Tournaments Illuminated. Tournaments Illuminated is the SCA's quarterly publication showcasing material that furthers research, education, and 'living history' recreation in the field of pre-seventeenth-century Western culture.

Tournaments Illuminated Editor

In addition to producing issues, the Editor answers queries, develops manuscripts, maintains contact with reviewers, and submits quarterly reports to the Board of Directors. The position requires approximately 10+ hours per week, except during the two weeks before publication, when more time is spent putting an issue together (this includes proofreading, layout, correspondence, and file sharing with authors/reviewers).

Qualifications for the position include excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, strong computer skills, ability to organize a staff, familiarity with SCA publications, and a vision for the future of Tournaments Illuminated. Experience with academic citation styles and the ability to choose articles based on interest to Tournaments Illuminated's audience, readability, and (where appropriate) historical accuracy are also desirable. Professional experience in a modern editing environment and prior experience in an SCA chronicler position are desirable, but not required.

Tournaments Illuminated Art Director

The Art Director is responsible for the layout and design of each issue of Tournaments Illuminated. In addition, the Art Director maintains contact with illustration and photography contributors. The position requires a modest weekly time commitment, except prior to publication deadline when 30+ hours per week may be required.

Qualifications for the Art Director position include expertise with modern magazine production, the ability to meet deadlines, and experience working with printers. 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). Professional experience in a modern art direction environment and prior experience in an SCA chronicler position are desirable, but not required.

Both Positions

E-mail access is absolutely vital to the position, and while high-speed internet access is not required, it has proven to be very useful.

Reasonable expenses are covered by the Corporation and may include: paper, printer cartridges, stamps, mailing expenses, and a post office box. You will be asked to submit an expense report, with receipts attached to receive reimbursement. The Editor and Art Director both receive a small stipend from the SCA once an issue is completed.

Past experience has shown that the Editor and the Art Director work more easily together when they are in the same general locale. This arrangement is preferable, although not required, and candidate teams are encouraged to apply together. Individual applications will also be considered. The Editor/Art Director can be the same person if the candidate has all of the necessary skills.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and medieval, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Attn: TI Editor and Art Director Positions
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

With a copy sent to the current TI editor at:
John Sandstrom
11025 Vista Del Sol #2120
El Paso, TX 79935

Or e-mailed to:

and a copy to the Art Director at:
Linda Krecker
1501 Tramway Blvd. NE #245
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Or e-mailed to:

Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to resumes@sca.org.

Résumés must be received by October 31, 2006. Questions regarding the position may be directed to John Sandstrom, Tournaments Illuminated Editor via e-mail at tieditor@sca.org, or Linda Krecker at tiart@sca.org


Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org

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.