YALSA Seeks Editor for Quarterly Journal

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a Member Editor for its award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services. The deadline for applications is April 10, 2009. ‘ 

The Member Editor will be responsible for the textual and pictorial content of the quarterly publication, and will work closely with YALSA’s Editorial Advisory Board, member groups and YALSA’s Communications Specialist to solicit articles and information.’  The Member Editor will also edit and proof all copy for each issue.

Applicants must have editorial experience, excellent communications skills, the technical capacity to work in an electronic environment, and be YALSA members.’  Experience in library service to young adults is preferred.

For a complete description of the position and list of qualifications, please see the position description (PDF).

The Member Editor will be selected by June 1, 2009.’  The term of the appointment is two years beginning with work on the Winter 2010 issue and ending with completion of the Fall 2011 issue.’  The Member Editor will receive an honorarium of $500 per issue and $500 to attend each of ALA’s Midwinter and Annual Conferences.

Candidates must send a cover letter, resume which includes editing experiences, and two samples of published work to: Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA Communications Specialist, at skuenn@ala.org.’  All resumes and supporting material must be submitted via email.’  For further information contact Stephanie Kuenn by email or phone: 1-800-545-2433, extension 2128.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.
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