Call for Editor, Career Developments magazine

Deadline to Apply: Monday July 22

NCDA Seeks Applicants for Editor of Career Developments


NCDA is now accepting applications for the Editorship of Career Developments, NCDA’s Quarterly Magazine. The ideal candidate will have writing and editing experience, hold membership in NCDA, and is knowledgeable about the career development field. The candidate should also possess the ability to manage a team of volunteers on the editorial board.

This position will include approximately 20 hours per issue; compensation is nominal however, expenses are paid. NCDA also provides complimentary conference registration to the editor so he/she can promote the magazine during the annual Global Career Development Conference. The position will begin September 1, 2013.

For detailed information, see the description below.

Send a cover letter, resume, and three reference letters electronically to:

Deneen Pennington, Executive Director



The deadline for applications is July 22, 2013.



NCDA Career Developments

Editor's job Description:


  1. Set themes for each issue.

  2. Select volunteers to serve as Associate Editor (for the feature article), four department heads, and two columnists (the other two columnists are already set: Executive Director and President). Manage volunteers and edit/solicit submissions.

  3. Solicit contributor for the main article (focusing on the theme); edit the submission; share with other volunteers as a guide for the issue

  4. Set deadline dates for submissions, edits, layout, proofs, print and mailing, in collaboration with the layout designer; send all files to layout designer by deadline

  5. Prior to layout deadline, approve or edit all submissions; send to proofreader for second proof

  6. Collaborate with headquarters for ads (Deneen) and NCDA calendar (Bobbi) and “On the Web” and website marketing (Melanie)

  7. Approve cover design and all inside graphics

  8. After receiving pdf from layout designer, proof entire issue and submit changes by the deadline

  9. After receiving the printer’s proof, again proof the final print and submit changes or approval to the printer

  10. Gather signed copyrights and photos for each submission

  11. Conduct annual teleconference call with all volunteers

  12. Set and maintain the Submission Guidelines. Grant reprint permission.

  13. Promote CD as a member benefit – at the conference, on the web, and other venues as appropriate