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Hi, folks. I'm the new technology editor at School Library Journal, and we
have a job opening for an editor for our Web site, SLJ Online. We want
someone with school or public library background who is passionate about
using the Web as a communication tool. The job is in SLJ's offices in New
York City, so you must live near NYC or be willing to relocate. Please reply
to me if interested. Thanks! --W

Walter Minkel
wminkel@cahners.com * (212) 463-6721
Technology Editor, _School Library Journal_

School Library Journal
Position Description

Editor, SLJ Online (Full-time)

Ideal candidate: a librarian (master's degree in library science) with
experience in customizing material for the Web. The candidate will have two
or more years' experience working in school or public libraries with
children. Highly desirable: Experience in editing for the Web or print

Reports to:
Editor in Chief

Basic functions:
1.      Develop new content for site, with input from staff
2.      Create and coordinate volunteer committees of Web content compilers
3.      Work with art director (or outside design consultant) to present
information effectively
4.      Use online channels to promote site
5.      Develop contacts with contributors/authorities in the field to be
aware of how they use Web-based information
6.      Demo site at conferences, as needed
7.      Work with editors to choose material from print magazine to post on
8.      Edit material, including writing headlines and other display copy
9.      Supervise schedule of content updates, performed by freelance HTML
10.     Monitor traffic statistics and report results to Editor in Chief

Supervisory responsibilities:
Direct supervision of freelance HTML coder; coordinate activities of
volunteer librarians

Significant decision-making areas:
1.      Largely responsible for direction of SLJ Online
2.      Responsible for meeting frequent deadlines

technical knowledge:
1.      Familiarity with current and emerging Web-based technologies and
languages, including HTML, XML, Java script, and Active Server
2.      Knowledge of Web-based search capabilities
3.      Understanding of how database software functions
4.      Microsoft Word for Windows, Microsoft Outlook

Updated 1999

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