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Company: American Choral Directors Association
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
May 16, 2013
Job ID: 1484874


ACDA National Office Staff Position Opening

Publications Editor

Location: Oklahoma City, OK  

Reporting Relationship: ACDA Executive Director  

Salary and Benefits: Professional

Position Description 

The Publications Editor is a full-time position in the ACDA National Office, working directly with the Executive Director in Oklahoma City, OK.

This individual will: • oversee and edit the Choral Journal, which includes communicating and working with its managing editor, editorial board, graphics personnel, industry representatives, and publication press; • have editorial involvement with the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, which includes communicating and working with its editor, advisory board, and Web site personnel; • have editorial involvement with ChorTeach, which includes communicating and working with its editor; • edit the ACDA Web site, , which includes communicating and working with designated ACDA staff members; and  • edit future ACDA monographs and other ACDA publications.

Association Background

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association is a nonprofit music-education organization whose mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.


In light of these responsibilities, the successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and/or skills in: •  Chicago Style Manual writing guidelines; •  current  editing programs (e.g., Microsoft Word Tracking and Acrobat Pro); •  editing skills (e.g., language and editing symbols); • the nature and language apropos to electronic publications; •  the publication process and rules and language that govern that process; •  appropriate copyright rules and regulations.

Educational Qualifications

The successful candidate will have: 

•  the appropriate education, training, and successful experience for this position;  •  training and experience in print and electronic publishing;  •  master’s degree in music (preferable), journalism, and/or English.

Personal Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

An entrepreneurial spirit and approach to tasks; Outgoing personality and strong communication skills; Ability to self-start and manage multiple projects simultaneously; Reputation for being energetic, personable, trustworthy, transparent, and innovative; and • a demonstrated successful interpersonal working relationship with administrators, co-workers, industry representatives, and a volunteer membership association.

To Apply

•   letter of application, containing personal statement of interest and vision for the position; •   complete resume; a sample of the candidate’s published writing; evidence of editing the writing of other writers;  •    two letters of recommendation (for example, most recent work supervisor, immediate supervisor); •  list of additional references; •   material due by June 1, 2013 or until position is filled;   •   e-mail portfolio of material to Dr. Carroll Gonzo, editor of Choral  Journal at .

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