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Arts & Culture

Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:18+

Newsletter Editor

Background: Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Eugene, Oregon. Our streaming-media Web site and chief project, The Archaeology Channel (www.archaeologychannel.org; TAC), launched 19 years ago, has become one of the world’s most popular Web sites relating to archaeology and the human cultural heritage. We continue to reshape TAC as an even more attractive, content-filled, dynamic, and interactive platform for our programming, services and information. A closely-related spinoff of TAC is The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, produced each spring in downtown Eugene, Oregon. In 2010, ALI launched its first cable TV programming distributed over a growing nationwide network of stations. Our most popular program is the Audio News from Archaeologica, our weekly radio-style show, produced continuously since 2001, summarizing the top archaeology and cultural heritage research stories from around the world and distributed on TAC and by podcast to a loyal audience in the hundreds of thousands. ALI has numerous opportunities for unlimited growth as an Internet media and public outreach organization and needs to expand its volunteer work force in order to take advantage of these opportunities. Some of our volunteers may become our employees, depending upon their productivity and effectiveness.

Hourly Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours per week, but fully negotiable.

Job Purpose: To help our Newsletter team generate the quarterly “TAC Newsletter.” This newsletter helps us get our message and image out to our supporting members and the public and thereby effectively raise public awareness of who we are, what we do and why they should care.

Description: Because of its long history, its accumulated experience and vast worldwide network and its ambitious vision, ALI has an opportunity to grow by attracting more public support. To continue producing the Newsletter, and to replace a volunteer who recently moved on, we need a dedicated volunteer to be part of our three-person Newsletter Team to spread the task load for this quarterly project.

Here is your chance to get involved with the creative heart of a dynamic and growing enterprise. Your help here will have a direct impact on ALI's productivity and ability to pursue its public mission. The experience you gain will be directly transferable to other positions you may seek in the future.

Key Responsibilities: The Newletter Editor will work in tandem with two other editors in the Newsletter team to plan, generate content for, and publish TAC Newsletter on a quarterly basis. This task involves writing and rewriting and checking sources as well as brainstorming Newsletter features and communicating with content sources and other Newsletter Team members. The end product is the quarterly TAC Newsletter.

Requirements: This volunteer job requires people who have strong interest and demonstrated ability in writing and text editing as well as promotion and communication. We are looking for people who grasp the nuances of the English language and have close attention to detail, not only in terms of words, but also in terms of meaning and expression. The ideal person also will have some background and knowledge relating to archaeology and history. We expect some measure of on-the-job learning and training, but we want to find people who can take us to the next level of competence and productivity as we move further into the world of digital media delivery. We prefer local people but might consider someone working remotely.

To Apply: Contact Dr. Richard Pettigrew by e-mail. A resume is required.

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