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Roundabout Magazine is a Sub-Committee of the General Service Board (GSB) of Alcoholics Anonymous. The GSB seeks to appoint a successor to the current editor of Roundabout, AA's monthly magazine in Scotland.
The editor selects material for each month's issue, liaising with Roundabout's editorial team. He/she plans the magazine's layout and content, using QuarkXPress software. A prior knowledge of this software would be desirable but is not essential as training will be given.
The editor will be responsible for clearing the final proofs from the printer, ensuring that deadlines are met to guarantee Roundabout is delivered to AA groups by the first week of the month. The Editor chooses and collates articles, graphics, edits copy (text) and writes headlines, keeps a record of contributions and initiates, answers, and files correspondence. He or she writes a 300-word editorial each month.
The monthly production of Roundabout magazine is very much a team effort; it is essential the editor is an experienced team player. Computer and email competence is indispensable. This is a four-year unpaid commitment, although expenses may be claimed. Applicants must have a minimum of five years continuous sobriety at the time of application. They should be familiar with Conference-approved literature, Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, AA Comes of Age, Twelve Concepts and the AA Structure and Service Handbooks for Great Britain.
The editorial team holds quarterly meetings in Glasgow. In addition, there is an annual, national Roundabout Liaison Officers meeting. The day-to-day business of the Team is carried out electronically.
Closing date for applications is: 17 August 2018.
Informal enquiries may be made to the current editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms are available from the AA (GB) website - go to Document Library > Forms folder.
Alternatively, you may write to or call:
General Service Office
PO Box 1
10 Toft Green
At present, there are no other vacancies for the Roundabout Sub Committee. When there is a vacancy, it will be advertised here, so please watch this page if you are interested. The details of the most recent advertisement are shown so you know what the job might entail.
We need a volunteer to help with the production of the magazine
every month. The magazine is produced by the Editorial Team in accordance with
the Roundabout house style. The work includes reading and typing articles, rating
them as suitable for publication, proofreading and general support to the Editor in
maintaining the monthly schedule. Roundabout also has a presence on the AA
website, which is updated monthly. Most of the work is done at home, and the team
meets 4/5 times per year in Glasgow.
Successful applicants will become members of the Roundabout Sub Committee.
They should have a minimum of 5 years' continuous sobriety, be able to read and reply to emails and have good
English literary skills.
If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact an existing member
of the Sub Committee by calling 0141 226 2214 or by email to