October 31, 2014

Association of Professional Genealogists Seeks Managing Editor for its Quarterly Magazine

Editor CareerMany genealogists yearn for a career in a family history related field. Here’s an opportunity with APG:

WESTMINSTER, Colo., 1 February 2013—The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) is seeking qualified candidates for the managing editor position of its quarterly publication, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ). APGQ has served the genealogy community since 1979 with staff-written and contributed articles covering all aspects of the profession.

The responsibility of the managing editor is the overall production of the APGQ, in keeping with the magazine’s high quality style and compelling content. This includes soliciting articles, working with contributing writers, determining the themes of each issue, and editing and approving all content. Interested parties should have extensive knowledge of copyright law and genealogy, as well as grammar and writing standards.

The current managing editor, Matthew Wright will continue to serve the publication as layout editor, a new position. “In the last few years, APGQ has grown both in scope and in outreach,” said Kenyatta D. Berry, president of APG. “It now makes sense to divide the responsibilities between two professionals. We’re excited about these changes and what they mean for the publication and our members.”

How to Apply
Applicants should have publishing management experience or equivalent. Please see http://www.apgen.org/publications/APGQ_Managing_Editor.html for a full job description.

Interested parties should send their cover letters and resumes to admin@apgen.org by the end of the day, 15 February 2013. Please do not send work samples with the initial inquiry. Further instructions on uploading samples will follow, if needed.

The new managing editor will also assist the APG eNews editor in coordination of messaging and content. The managing editor is a paid, contractor position. For more information on APGQ, see http://www.apgen.org/publications/index.html .

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,600 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring, and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries.

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About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.