Wanted: Bell Editor

Burleith Bell, June 2018

September 30 update: This position has been filed. Stay tuned for more details.

After two years of service as editor of the Burleith Bell editor, Stacy Bernard Davis is looking for someone to take the reins, effective with the October issue. This is a great way to get involved with our community and contribute to the neighborhood's awareness of BCA activities and issues affecting Burleith.

The editor is responsible for compiling and editing 4 issues per year (March, June, October, and December), working with the graphic designer on cover design and layout, and coordinating with the advertising and circulation managers and the webmaster. Issues are usually about 8 or 10 pages long, with some standard columns, like the president’s message and membership list.

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Situation Wanted, detail of drawing by Walter Appleton Clark, [1906?], Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010715463/.

The average time commitment of about 15 hours per issue entails emailing contributors with a rough idea of issue contents, following up to ensure they meet the deadline (2 weeks before the end of the month), and then a week of editing and back and forth with the contributors and designer. The editor emails the final PDF to the printer and the webmaster, at which point the editor's role on that issue is done. (The printer delivers hard copies to the circulation manager for delivery to each house in Burleith; the webmaster posts the final PDF and individual stories/images on the website.)

If you’d like more information, please email bell@burleith.org. Work on the October issue would begin mid-September.