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Volunteer Editors, New England Archivists Newsletter, New England

Are you a detail-oriented person who’s looking for a way to get more involved with New England Archivists? Do you enjoy staying on top of the latest news and innovation in the field? Do you want to help shape the future of the NEA Newsletter?

The NEA Newsletter Committee seeks applications for the positions of This Season in New England History Editor and Session Reports Editor. Editors serve three-year terms and jointly arrange for the quarterly publication and distribution of the NEA Newsletter. The four editors take turns serving as main editor and assistant editor on issues, and all editors work to solicit feature articles and columns. Committee members become senior editors about halfway through their terms and serve as non-voting members of the NEA board of directors, which includes reporting to the board, preparing the Newsletter budget, and attending board meetings. In addition to other editorial duties:

The Inside NEA/This Season in New England History Editor solicits photographs from repositories around New England, as well as NEA Member Spotlights and award announcements (term starting July 2023).

The Session Reports Editor works with the NEA Program Committee to coordinate reports on programming at spring and fall meetings (term starting July 2023).

The NEA Newsletter is charting a path forward as a fully digital publication. In addition to fulfilling their duties as editors and board members, applicants should be excited for an opportunity to participate in logistical planning for the future of the Newsletter (for example, researching potential new delivery platforms or formats). Over the 2023-2026 term, the Newsletter’s workflows and editorial structure may undergo significant changes, and applicants must be flexible in this regard.

These appointed positions are open to all NEA members. Applicants must submit a résumé and a short writing sample (less than five pages). If you have any questions about the positions, email <[email protected]>.

Please send applications by Friday, December 22, to <[email protected]>.