28 August 2014

NGS is hiring! Executive Director and Editor -- NGS Magazine

NGS is seeking to fill the two positions outlined here.  You can find full details for each position on the Careers at NGS page.  The deadline to apply for both positions is 25 September 2014. 

Reports to:       NGS President, Board of Directors
Classification:   Exempt
Salary Range:   $70,000-$85,000
Work Location: National Genealogical Society Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia

Overall purpose of the position: This position provides operational leadership for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and guides the organizational systems and processes that ensure NGS remains a leading membership organization within the genealogical community. Working closely with the Board of Directors, this employee leads and motivates staff to provide high quality programs and services to members. The employee will provide support and input to the NGS Board as they collectively plan activities and carry out programs, as well as organizational and financial plans approved by the Board. The individual in this position must function in a leadership role both externally with members and groups in the genealogical community, as well as internally with the office and staff.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience is required.
Experience: Previous experience leading nonprofit organizations is preferred; an understanding of the genealogical community and the interest and needs of members is desired; an understanding of business processes and management is required.
Application Process: Interested candidates please upload resume, and any supporting materials by 25 September 2014 to http://form.jotform.us/form/42375329323151

Reports to:      NGS President, Board of Directors
Classification:   Contract
Salary Range:   $4,250 per issue

Overall purpose of the position: The Editor produces four (4) issues of NGS Magazine during a calendar year while under contract. These issues are published in February, May, August, and November. Each issue contains approximately 64 interior black and white pages with a two-color cover in the standard NGS Magazine format.

The Editor is responsible for soliciting articles, except for those provided by the Society. Advertising will be solicited by the Society; the Editor will advise the Society Advertising Manager of upcoming content when possible to promote advertising possibilities. Copy will be supplied in a format acceptable to the Editor.

The Society will pay the Editor a negotiated flat fee of $4,250 per issue and may also compensate the Editor with free advertising space. The Editor will invoice the Society upon completion of each issue (defined as the time of delivery to the printer). The Society will pay each invoice within 15 calendar days of receipt.

The Editor will have the right to appoint and engage non-paid staff, writers, columnists, and other assistants as he/she deems necessary. A layout designer to complete the layout and graphic design of the NGS Magazine and proofreaders will be provided at no cost to the Editor.
Experience: Previous experience in genealogical research, writing, editing, or publishing is expected.
Application Process: Interested candidates please upload resume, sample articles, and outline of suggested content by 25 September 2014 to http://form.jotform.us/form/42375329323151.

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