Sara Ziegler Sports Editor, FiveThirtyEight Number of years in editing: 19 years
Why do you choose to serve on the ACES Executive Committee?
My first job out of college came out of an ACES conference, so I've always been really grateful to the organization. I loved what ACES was doing and wanted to get involved.
What is your favorite ACES memory?
There's a feeling I get every time I gather with fellow editors: I'm with people who GET me. That camaraderie and shared understanding is so incredibly special.
How do you balance your time as an editor with your time serving on the ACES Executive Committee?
I try to keep my emails and communication avenue separate, and I make a lot of to-do lists. But I'm not always very successful at that. (If I owe you an email, I'm very sorry...)
What advice do you have for others who are looking to serve in a leadership role?
Take the plunge! It's been such a rewarding experience. I never saw myself as the president of ANYTHING, but I've loved how much this role has pushed me out of my comfort zone.
What city/state do you live in? If someone was visiting your city/town what is one place you would recommend they visit?
New York, New York! There's obviously a lot to see and do here (in normal times), but I would encourage visitors to pick a neighborhood and walk all around it, stopping anywhere that tickles their fancy. That's the way to get the true vibe of the city.
Are you interested in serving on the Executive Committee?
ACES conducts elections each February for its Executive Committee. The number of positions varies by year, as the officer and board positions are staggered.
Nominations are accepted Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 each year. Voting takes place Feb. 15 through March 1 each year, by members in good standing as of the previous Feb. 1. Information on the candidates is posted online before voting begins.