Perspectives Co-Editor and Editorial Board

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    Perspectives aims to provide a forum for research, ideas and information related to fraternities and sororities that is thought provoking and innovative; shares new information; highlights best practices; and challenges thought. Developed under the guidance of AFA staff, the publication relies on a committed and skilled volunteer base that operates year-round in an effort to publish three – four issues per year.

    Each issue of Perspectives includes:

    • Letters from the President & Editors
    • Recurring sections with full-length articles
    • Regular short features
    • “What’s Your Perspective?”
    • Spotlight on competencies
    • Historical perspectives
    • Research focus
    • “From Perspectives to Practice”
    Roles & Responsibilities
    • Co-Editor: Responsible for editorial board management; serving as liaisons to the AFA staff; determining publication vision; oversight of content generation, author support, and editing processes; first and third round edits; and creating an engaging and meaningful volunteer experience.
    • Content Developers: Responsible for regularly brainstorming and pitching article ideas; identifying and conducting outreach to potential authors; and serving as section writers that can help compile stock content throughout the year.
    • Copy Editors: Responsible for copy and style editing; follow AFA brand standards and AP Style; fact and source checking; etc.
    • Visual & Design: Responsible for reading each article and developing initial design concepts (i.e. cover design ideas, graphics, pull quotes, photography opportunities, storytelling methods, etc.) to be shared with the co-editors and AFA staff liaisons to help inform the layout and design process.
    • Features: Responsible for developing ideas and generating creative content for 3 – 4 regular short features per issue.
    Commitment Required
    • Appointments are for a 2 year term with approximately half of the editorial board transitioning each year.
    • Maintain contact with the editor and follow up with tasks as assigned.
    • Contribute meaningful dialogue to editorial board discussions on regular editorial board conference calls.
    • Prior to the submission deadline, the time commitment equals approximately 1 hour per week.
    • During the editing process, the time commitment may be up to 5 hours per week.

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