AAJA-D.C. is taking nominations to fill the following positions on its board: president, vice president of broadcast, vice president of digital, vice president of print, secretary, treasurer, and community liaison.
All positions, except for secretary and community liaison, are two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Secretary and community liaisons are currently one-year positions.
Nominations are due Friday, Oct. 31, by 6 p.m. Please send a 250-word statement that includes a brief biography and explanations of why you want to run and what you want to accomplish on the AAJA-D.C. board to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online election will take place between Sunday, Nov. 2, to 6p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Members will get their ballots on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Eligibility rules: The treasurer can be an associate or full member of the D.C. chapter. For all other positions, you must be a full member of the D.C. chapter.
2015 AAJA-D.C. BOARD ELECTIONS – OPEN POSITIONS
President (two years)
The president, in conjunction with the rest of the board, sets the strategy and overall direction for the chapter, chairs chapter board meetings and is the public face of the chapter. Other responsibilities include:
–Serving as the main spokesperson on behalf of the chapter; represents the chapter in the community.
–Working with secretary to prepare meeting materials in advance.
–In general, ensuring board operations run smoothly.
Vice President of Digital Media (two years)
This person will work closely with online journalists to energize this segment of membership and use his/her background in digital media to suggest and host chapter events. Duties include mentoring students and online journalists. They also work with the president and other officers to set overall direction for the chapter. They may also be designated to assume the responsibilities of the president in his or her absence.
Vice President of Broadcast (two years)
This person will work closely with broadcasters (TV and radio) and is responsible for energizing this segment of the membership. He/she will also suggest and host chapter events, while taking the lead in mentoring broadcast journalists and students. They also work with the president and other officers to set overall direction for the chapter. They may also be designated to assume the responsibilities of the president in his or her absence.
Vice President for Print (two years)
This officer is a liaison for chapter members who work in newspapers and magazines as well as online. Duties may include organizing a career development session and/or working with students. They also work with the president and other officers to set overall direction for the chapter. They may also be designated to assume the responsibilities of the president in his or her absence.
Secretary (one year)
The secretary prepares and sends out the weekly email newsletter, posts messages on the chapter’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, updates the chapter’s website, and takes minutes at board meetings.
Treasurer (two years)
The treasurer keeps the financial records of the chapter, submits financial reports required by the AAJA national office and helps set direction for the chapter. Other responsibilities as follows:
–Takes the lead in developing any budgets and forecasts of spending and income.
–Ensures financial concerns are brought to the attention of the board.
–Ensures the proper use of funds and the sound management of finances.
–Submits mid-year and end-of-year reports to the national office.
*The treasurer can be an associate member.
Community Liaison (one year)
This person is a bridge from AAJA-DC to community groups, building contacts and offering suggestions about which groups the organization should work with.
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