We want to improve our monthly newsletter (Shoulder-to-shoulder) by getting a wider range of contributors.
To this end, we are looking for someone to edit the newsletter and to publish news items on our website. We see it working like this:
- Various members will be able to add news items to our website, in draft
- The editor will then check each article/news item to check that it is polite, not defamatory and easy to read; when happy they will authorise the publication so that the item becomes visible to visitors to our site.
- Once a month, the relevant news items will be collected together and mailed to the distribution list.
The significant part of this is the checking of each article – the rest is largely a case of clicking buttons on the website.
There is considerable scope to enhance the newsletter, for example, by adding an editorial, categorising the news items and encouraging the inclusion of articles from people both inside and outside of the organisation; ideally the editor will drive this, working with other UKMSA people.
The main requirements for the job are:
- The ability to communicate clearly and without waffle
- Good command of English
- Proficient computer user
Previous experience of newsletter editing would be helpful.