Call for applications for the position of IATEFL LTSIG Newsletter Editor
We would now like to open the call for applications for the position of LTSIG Newsletter Editor.
The LTSIG newsletter Editor position involves commissioning articles for publication on the LTSIG website, proofreading and editing in conjunction with guest writers, working with the website editor, liaising with the content team, and collating SIG announcements and events for the newsletter.
The nomination form for this election along with information on how to apply will be sent to all IATEFL LTSIG members via email. The description of the tasks and responsibilities for the position can be found below.
If there is more than one applicant, the statements by the candidates will be posted on the IATEFL LTSIG website and electronic elections will take place through online voting administered by IATEFL from 14 to 21 December 2017. The results will then be announced on the LTSIG website, Facebook page and Newsletter.
IATEFL LTSIG Co-ordinator
The newsletter editor should:
- find contributions for the website blog (articles, book reviews, columns)
- compile and edit/proofread the contributions
- follow up leads for possible articles
- remind guest authors/bloggers of submission deadlines
- find/select photos or create multimedia as needed
- be able to organise the content of each issue and produce 6 eNewsletters per year.
- write the editorial for each newsletter.
- communicate closely with the SIG co-ordinator, website editor, and the content team.
- ensure that only quality content is submitted to the website editor. This requires the ability to make sound decisions regarding overall content.
- attend monthly meetings (online) and share updates, insights, ideas, issues or problems with the committee.
An ideal candidate for the position should:
- have excellent editing and writing experience.
- have some experience in conducting research in EdTech and be able to evaluate and edit research articles.
- have competent multi-media publishing skills including creating videos and working with WordPress.
- have an eye for detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
- be resourceful and know where to find good writers, bloggers and cutting-edge thinkers.
- have strong interpersonal networking skills. This is crucial for fostering quality professional relationships within ELT and attracting talented guest bloggers, writers and experts in the field who could contribute content to the LTSIG website.
- keep abreast of developments in the EdTech field.
- have excellent communication skills as they will need to communicate clearly with the website editor, content team members, the LTSIG committee and the community at large.
- have a good balance of creative & critical thinking skills.
- take the initiative when inspired or required to do so.