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Share Sub-committee - Vacancies

Vacancy for a Share Magazine Assistant Editor

The SHARE Magazine Sub-Committee seeks to appoint an Assistant Editor of SHARE, AA's monthly magazine in England and Wales.

The Assistant Editor receives articles weekly by email. These are edited to correct spelling, punctuation and ensure the SHARE "House Style"  is complied with, while most importantly maintaining the authors 'voice.'  Each article is scored on suitability for publication and then sent on to the Editor together with any comments helping the Editor decide on publication. It is vital that good communication is maintained between the Assistant Editor and the Editor. A record of articles received needs to be kept.

Each month the printer sends a proof copy of the next magazine and the Assistant Editor needs to proof read the whole magazine within 48 hours, emailing the Editor with any amendments. An understanding of deadlines is vital for this position to guarantee SHARE is delivered to AA groups by the first week of the month.

The monthly production of SHARE magazine is a Team effort; it is essential for the Assistant Editor to be an experienced team player with good experience of service within AA including service at Intergroup and preferably service at Region. Computer and email competence is indispensable. It would be desirable to have previous editing experience but training will be given.

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 Team can hold up to four annual meetings, either in York or by conference-call, including an annual, national SHARE Liaison Officers' meeting. The day-to-day business of the Team is carried out electronically.

Closing date for applications is: 13 AUGUST 2021. Application forms are available from the AA GB website - go to: https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Members/Service/Vacancies  or write/call: GSO, PO Box 1, 10 Toft Green, York YOI 7NJ Tel: 01904 644026

Vacancy for an Editorial Reader

SHARE has a vacancy for an editorial reader. Each week the job involves reading and scoring all articles and letters submitted, to provide a guide for suitability to publish, checking quotations, suggesting titles and supporting the team to develop SHARE magazine.

Most of the work is done electronically and requires working to deadlines. The position is for four years.

Requirements

  • Five years continuous sobriety.
  • The Team can hold up to four annual meetings, either in York or by conference-call, including an annual, national SHARE Liaison Officers' meeting.
  • Good standard of English language.
  • The day-to-day business of the Team is carried out electronically. Computer and email competence is indispensable. Full training will be given.
  • Experience at intergroup and preferably Region.
  • Familiarity with conference approved literature, and a working knowledge of the Steps, Traditions, Concepts, Service Handbooks and service structure of AA GB.

The ability to work as part of a team is paramount.

Vacancy for Fellowship Calendar and Diary Editor

The Fellowship Calendar and Diary Production Officer is rotating out of post and we need an enthusiastic person to take on this exciting role, continuing production of this important means of carrying the message. This is a service position for which the candidate must have a minimum of five years sobriety and will be required to attend a minimum of two Sub Committee meetings per year.

They will be responsible for the preparation and compilation of the Fellowship Calendar and Diary by:

  • Sourcing programme materials and quotes
  • Gathering, selecting and evaluating photographs submitted by AA members, within agreed timescales
  • Supplying all material to printer and liaising with GSO, the Board Trustee and the printer
  • Having some basic photo editing experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Being familiar with AA's 12 Tradition

This is a shared post with Roundabout magazine. If the Editor comes from England or Wales, he / she will be attached to the SHARE Editorial Team; if from Scotland then he / she will be attached to the Roundabout Editorial Team. This is a four- / five- year term. A detailed description of duties can be sent on appointment.

If you are interested in this service position, please ring the General Service Office for further details and an application form as soon as possible. A letter of recommendation will be required from your intergroup or region.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 13th August 2021.

Maxine W. Trustee SHARE

Application forms are available from the AA GB website - go to: https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Members/Service/Vacancies  or write/call: GSO, PO Box 1, 10 Toft Green, York YOI 7NJ Tel: 01904 644026