Positions Available:   

Shorthair Journal Assistant Editor/Shorthair Journal Committee Chair

This volunteer position will be responsible for the FORWARD direction of the Journal and be able to ‘step in’ to the Editor position on an emergency basis. This position would coordinate between the BOD Liaison and the Shorthair Journal Editor. The individual selected will, with Board approval, create and coordinate additional volunteer positions as needed to achieve the goals and objectives of the SJ.

The time commitment for this position is about 25 hours per issue.


  1. Work closely with the Shorthair Journal Editor in the timely production of 1) each issue of the Journal and 2) establishing the FORWARD direction of the Journal
  2.  Send bi-monthly reminder to all contributors of content due date for next Journal
  3. Gather articles of general interest – collect articles, get reprint permission and submit to editor
  4. AKC News and updates – forward, as appropriate to editor
  5. Provide information to update/change standard information pages (i.e. changes to officers, committee chairs, secretaries, etc.)
  6. Produce content outlines/cheat sheets for each issue
  7. In conjunction with the editor ensure consistency of advertising rate information and costs across the Journal and website.
  8. Coordinate collection of data regarding the SJ with Johnson Press (i.e. issue upload dates & mailing dates; cost analyses, etc.)
  9.  Coordinate gathering of photographs of GSPs via FB, special request etc.
  10. Final review of magazine content, quality check, comparison to issue content guidance.
  11. The position assumes any coordination responsibility for any new content areas added to the Journal

Skills desired:

  • Publishing/Content Development experience highly desirable
  • Highly organized and deadline driven
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people
  • Microsoft Office/E-mail proficient

Interested parties please respond with list of qualifications by end of day on June 14 to Sharon Fitzpatrick: custom search:
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