Sara Ziegler

Sara Ziegler

Running for president

(self-nominated, incumbent) 

About your work: I plan and edit the day-to-day sports coverage at FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism website.

How have you contributed to ACES: I got involved in ACES in 2012. I started out as a judge and then organizer for the headline contest before serving on the board's finance committee. In 2015, I was elected treasurer, a position I filled until 2018, when I was elected president.

Why you feel you are the best candidate for this position: Throughout my time on the board, I've worked to help lead ACES into a new era for the organization. I'm immensely proud of what we've accomplished, but I know there's more work to do.

What you envision for ACES during your tenure: ACES is continuing its transition from an all-volunteer organization into one that is professionally run. My aim is to get us to a place where we have enough staff members to meet all of our members' needs while still being fiscally responsible as an organization.

What is one thing about ACES that you would like to improve, and what ideas do you have on how to improve it? ACES can do more to draw more people into the ranks of editors. This is such a vital profession to so many industries, and it needs to be filled by people from all backgrounds. I want to do more outreach and help potential editors with the training and networking to help them find success.