The American Council of the Blind seeks a motivated and qualified individual to become the next editor of "The Braille Forum" publication and to manage the telling of the ACB story within the blindness community and beyond.

General duties include: editing, producing and distributing "The Braille Forum" in a variety of alternate formats; assisting with publicity and public relations for ACB events and activities; managing the Communications Center and its production of materials during ACB's national convention; and supervising a staff assistant.

Interested candidates must: possess a degree in journalism or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university; have at least two years experience in a similar position; demonstrate familiarity with blindness-related issues; be able to use computers and the Internet in the performance of job duties; and be able to communicate effectively. The editor will work in the ACB national office in Washington, D.C. and will report to the ACB executive director. Salary will depend on experience and qualifications. For a more detailed job description, contact the ACB national office.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and three to five writing samples (such as articles, opinion letters, or other such writings of a length not longer than 200 words. Excerpts from writings can be submitted to come within the 200-word parameter.) to the attention of Melanie Brunson, Executive Director, American Council of the Blind, 1155 15th St. NW, Suite 1004, Washington, D.C. 20005. All materials must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2005. Resumes accompanied by a cover letter and the writing samples may also be submitted by e-mail to [email protected]. Your e-mail submissions may not be dated beyond March 15, 2005. If you do use e-mail, please mail an additional hard copy of your writing samples to the address above.

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