AMA Publications Committee Seeking to Expand

Do you have a background or experience in the journalism or publishing field? Perhaps you are or have been a magazine editor, newspaper reporter, or graphic designer for print or Web publications. If so, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) wants to know if you would like to be considered for membership on the Publications Committee.

The Publications Committee is one of more than two dozen that provide a foundation for the AMA Executive Council (EC) upon which to base policy-making decisions, furnishing guidance to elected volunteers to move the organization forward. It acts as an advisory group to the staff and the EC regarding AMA’s publishing strategy, efforts, and operations.

The Publications Committee consults on print and Web publications including Model Aviation, the organization’s flagship magazine; Sport Aviator, the online supplement to Model Aviation aimed at newcomers; Park Pilot, the AMA’s new, official publication of the Park Pilot Program; the AMA Insider; NatsNews, the daily electronic newsletter that reports on the National Aeromodeling Championships; and the Newcomer’s Guide. Often, the committee acts as a sounding board for ideas and issues that arise regarding publications.

The Publications Committee is looking for expertise from the field, particularly if it goes beyond the typical club newsletter. Experience and/or professional training—either consumer or association—in the areas of publication management, editorial, graphic design, production, and development of Web content is sought. The committee is in the initial stage of being formed; anyone who wishes consideration should contact Bill Oberdieck at .

Look for announcements on the AMA Web site and in Model Aviation about an upcoming survey to all members seeking their interest level in serving on an AMA committee.

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