[nfbwatlk] Fw: Fw: [leadership] Access World Editor Position Available

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Sat Dec 12 14:59:52 UTC 2009

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Mitch Pomerantz 

December 11, 2009


JOB TITLE:  AccessWorld and Technology Information Editor

SALARY: $55,570 - $69,463   



LOCATION:  Huntington, WV


PURPOSE: Take lead responsibility for editing AccessWorld and developing technology content on AFB's web site.




1.  Serves as editor in chief for AccessWorld, AFB's technology magazine for people who are blind or visually impaired, with lead responsibility for establishing and monitoring editorial policy and vision, writing and acquiring content, overseeing copy-editing and production tasks, and coordinating staff editorial advisory group. Collaborates in AccessWorld annual budget development and monitors ongoing expenses to ensure budget adherence.  


2. Develops and recommends strategic plans and activities for AFB technology-related content areas and features on the web. 


3.  Keeps abreast of current and emerging technologies and writes and presents on topics as they relate to visual impairment and accessibility. Serves as a spokesperson for AFB on technology access issues and trends.


4.  Conducts product evaluations of assistive and mainstream technologies, writes in-depth evaluations for publication, and recommends and arranges for the evaluation of products of significance by AFB technology staff and outside writers. Collaborates with other AFB staff for the production and timely publication of materials online, and oversees the work of outside vendors such as copyeditors, XML coders, and authors in the process of preparing content.


5.  Provides expertise and oversight for AFB's technology product and Small Visual Display project (SVD) databases, collects and reviews data on products for the databases, coordinates work of other AFB staff in keeping the database current, and identifies and develops other publications and services related to the data or functionality of the databases.


6.  Maintains relationships with potential advertisers, manufacturers and distributors of products, and professional organizations to explore opportunities for collaboration and funding sources and to promote business development in such areas as the sale of advertising space, expansion of site licenses and web linkages, and use of AFB material by outside organizations.


7.  In collaboration with the vice president and director, works with Resource Development to seek funding for the development of new technology offerings on the web.


8.  Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned. 


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.  Outstanding writing and communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work closely with authors and vendors to develop and efficiently edit documents. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience developing, using, researching,

or studying access technology. Highly developed project management skills are essential.  Knowledge of online publishing procedures and trends desired.  


Company Website: www.afb.org


Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary Requirements to the Human Resources Department at hr at afb.net. The deadline for receipt of these materials is January 8, 2010.


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