Cliff Green, our Editor is retiring. Opportunity to Excel Awaits.
The Grab Iron is the primary means of the Fourth Division to communicate with our members and to keep them advised of ongoing programs and upcoming events. Over the past several years different formats have been used. One process minimized the direct effort and intervention by the “editor” because it relied on direct postings from clinics and committee chairs and an associated automatic notice of those postings to members. A second process involved the editor collecting information and then posting and publishing it on a periodic basis with posting notification to the members. Both systems have worked well in keeping members informed. Notwithstanding the ease of handling the editor duties, our current editor, who has done an exceptional job, has a need to retire to concentrate on more pressing matters in his family. Consequentially we need a replacement Grab Iron Editor.
The “job description” for Editor is rather simple. The Editor will work with our website which uses Word Press. The Editor also requires a bit of writing skill and the ability to be proactive in contacting members who write articles and share news helpful to 4D members. That list of contact is currently defined as the local clinic managers/leaders and the various Division Committee Chairs. The task includes preparing some original work (Editorial input, if you please) and exercising some reasonable oversight on materials posted by others. The Editor may also directly solicit materials that they believe to be of interest and value to the members. The current Grab Iron format is to publish news and articles as received from members and the groups such as local clinics and modular clubs. A monthly newsletter is an option at the discretion of the Editor. The Editor is responsible directly to the Division Superintendent and receives all required support and assistance from that office. Execution of Editor responsibilities, once in the “groove”, should require less than 10 hours a month. Software support, if require, is the responsibility of the Division.
If you are interested, please call Russ Segner, 4D Superintendent at 206 200 2211.