View Full Version : YOU could be the NEW EDITOR of the online journal...

evan hansen
20 October 2002, 03:21 PM
That's right. You could be running the show of one of the SWRPG community's most involved and fun projects. Editor Kelly St. Clair has recently stepped down due to constraints on his time.

The first of the new issues of the journal will be out shortly, but we need an editor soon to begin work on the second new issue of the journal. We'll have to be taking submissions in only a matter of a few weeks.

Primary responsibilities would entail:

-- Working with a pre-assembled Journal staff to organize submissions and community work into an issue
-- Editing submissions for correctness and length
-- Assuming or delegating the responsibilities of layout for HTML and PDF versions of the journal
-- Being responsive to the staff and the SWRPG online community
-- Moderating this forum on the holonet


A candidate for the editor role must be a solid writer and have a strong grasp of the English language. The ability to meet deadlines and enforce deadlines is a must. SW-RPG experience is a must. Knowledge of HTML and/or a desktop publishing/layout program (e.g., Quark, Publisher, PageMaker) will be considered a plus. Long-standing commitment to the community will not go disregarded, but anyone is welcome to apply as *all* applications will be considered.

In short, folks, we're looking for someone responsible, hard-working, and dedicated to fill some very big shoes.

I know there are people out there who can do it. So let's see those applications.

Email Evan Hansen (hansene@umich.edu) with your qualifications and some statements as to why you want this role and why you believe you can excel.

THE DEADLINE TO FILL THIS POSITION IS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30. ANY AND ALL APPLICATIONS ARE WELCOME -- anyone in the SWRPG community will be considered with prefernece going to the strongest candidate.

If you need more information on the journal and what it's been in the past, please see the following page: http://www.starwars-rpg.net/journal/submissions.cfm

Thanks! I welcome your apps, and may the Force be with you!

20 October 2002, 04:26 PM
I am afraid that I do not qualify, and do not have the time now days regardless. But I thought I would chime in and say that it is sad to see Kelly go, he has done a great job with the previous issues of the OAJ.

Also for who ever does gain the position I will offer my help, particularly in the continuity side of things.

21 October 2002, 03:12 PM
Just curious, evan, but does the "experience with the SW RPG mean both systems, or either system?

I'm not even gonna try to tackle something as big as that position, but I was just wondering for clarity. ;)

evan hansen
21 October 2002, 04:16 PM
Good question, Grimace, and one that I thought I had addressed. Oops. :)

Anyhow, the Journal Editor can be familiar with either of the systems or both systems. There is *no* system-specific requirement. We have a converstions specialist, so there shouldn't be any issues with systems.

We're specifically looking to get someone in the community -- anyone -- to apply for this role. That's why there are no system requirements. You don't have to be someone who's been around for five years. You don't have to be a life-time holonetter. You don't even have to pay me off.

You just have to send in your qualifications to be considered! I want a million apps in my mailbox by the end of the week, folks. OK, well, not a million, but a couple dozen or so would be nice. :)

22 October 2002, 08:29 PM
Hi Evan. I'm interested in the position, but I was wondering if there is a particular format in which you'd like to get submissions. (My cv is in Word.) Also, would the e-mail suffice as the cover letter?


evan hansen
23 October 2002, 05:10 AM
Another good question, so I'll answer it publically for everyone to see. In short, you can submit this any format you want. I want this to be simple for people, and I want it to work for everyone -- regardless of their style, history, and preferences. So whatever works for you folks works for me.

evan hansen
2 November 2002, 12:49 PM
For those interested... The editor search is going nicely. The call for applications closed a couple days ago, and the number and quality of candidates is pretty astounding. To be frank, it's well-beyond what I expected -- and I tend to expect an awful lot from folks. :)

Look forward to the naming of the new Editor-in-Chief in the next few days.