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AATF Seeks Applications for National Bulletin Editor

The AATF National Bulletin seeks a new Editor to succeed Megan Diercks.  The official term will be for a three-year period (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025) and will include Volumes 48-49-50 of the National Bulletin (September, November, January, April of each year).

The duties of the AATF National Bulletin Editor include but are not limited to: solicits and plans content and gathers or selects photos/images for each issue; reviews and approves submissions with the help of a reading committee; communicates  promptly with authors on the status of their submission and works closely with them on any revisions; determines print layout for each issue; verifies facts and references as well as copyright status of any reproduced material; coordinates with AATF Headquarters on general association content; oversees the publication production in conjunction with AATF Headquarters; proofreads for errors in spelling, punctuation, syntax, and grammar in both English and French. As a member of the Executive Council, the Editor is expected to attend the AATF annual convention at association expense and participate in activities of the Executive Council. This is a volunteer position  which receives an honorarium offered to show appreciation for the editor’s significant contributions to the publication. The candidate selected will have an eye for detail, a solid understanding of the profession, as well as the following qualifications:

Required qualifications:

(1) Bachelor’s Degree in French;
(2) Experience as an editor or reviewer;
(3) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with reviewers and authors;
(4) Strong record of professional involvement;
(5) Membership and previous activity in the American Association of Teachers of French;
(6) Professional to native fluency in French and English;
(7) Excellent grammar skills in both French and English;
(7) High level of technological skills
(8) Demonstrates a commitment to including content featuring diverse voices.

Preferred qualifications:

(1) Record of French-related publications and/or presentations;
(2) Experience with desktop publishing software, Microsoft Office and Adobe products;
(3) Master’s degree in French or a related field.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest describing why they seek the position and how they are uniquely qualified along with a CV and three letters of recommendation in which the recommenders speak to the qualifications of the applicant to Jayne Abrate, Executive Director at abrate@frenchteachers.org  All applications and supporting documents should be received by Feb. 15, 2022.

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