Posted June 6, 2019

Editor in Chief – American Camp Association (ACA)


Martinsville, Indiana


Skills crucial to success in this role:•Serves as the editor in chief of the flagship publication of the association; including recruiting and managing authors, coordinating photo solicitation and placement, developing editorial policy, and overseeing layout, content, budget and design the Camping Magazine.•Keeps informed about market conditions, societal issues, and competitive information that may impact the organization. Stays up to date on industry trends and projections and sees what is on the horizon. Ensures ACA initiatives do not become insular.•Providing an exemplary education publication of high quality.•Actively recruiting new content expert authors.•Ensuring issues meet production timelines.•Creates and adheres to realistic budgets in a manner that helps achieve the association's objectives. Tracks income and expenses against budget frequently enough to make adjustments at the optimum time. Communicates budget concerns to the CFO.•Coordinates the work of the Editorial Advisory Committee through a yearly meeting and bi-monthly review of articles. •Work with and support the Campline editorial committee to find writers, explore topics, and edit relevant content for Campline.•Support all internal ACA teams with supplementary internal content and editing for all our platforms as needed.•Works with IT-based publishing systems and databases, liaises regularly with authors and publishers; checks that authors have provided all the required materials; corrects spelling and grammatical errors.•Cultivates and recruits’ people to volunteer for association projects, teams, and events.Must have qualifications:•Bachelor’s degree in English or Journalism•5 – 10 years’ experience overseeing content, production and budget of a publication.•Familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style •Knowledgeable in IT-based publishing systems.•Experience working with volunteers.

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