Call for SFRA Publicity Director Applications

I would like to extend an invitation to all SFRA members to apply to serve the organization as its next Publicity Director. As the SFRA Vice-President, I am accepting applications until December 1, 2010. Please read below for the details.

Hi all,

As the SFRA Vice-President, I am now accepting applications for the
organization’s next Publicity Director. The SFRA Publicity Director is
a non-elected position under the supervision of the Vice-President
whose primary objective is the promotion of the organization, its
work, and the accomplishments of its members. Serving as the SFRA
Publicity Director is a personally and professionally rewarding
experience that significantly contributes to the wider recognition of
the SFRA. All members are invited to apply, but I would like to
particularly encourage members who are graduate students and young
scholars to apply for this position.

The Publicity Director’s duties will include: organization and
membership promotion in old and new media; post announcements and
organizational news to, Facebook, Twitter, and the SFRA
listserv; pitch, write, and distribute reports of the annual meeting
to science fiction blogs and publications; timely availability by
email; approximately two hours per week commitment (immediately before
and after the annual meeting requires more time); working with the Web
Director; and taking direction from the Vice-President.

Applicants should send an email to me at dynamicsubspace at gmail dot com. In
your email, please introduce yourself, describe how you would approach
the publicity director role, elaborate on your ideas for promoting the
organization, indicate any prior promotional work and writing that you
have done, and include links to your online writing if you blog.

I am accepting applications from interested members until December 1,
2010. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the
Publicity Director position.

Best, Jason

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.