06
Oct
09

KHC seeks new magazine editor, public relations director

The Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. in Lexington, a private nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, is seeking someone for the position of assistant director for marketing and public relations and editor of Kentucky Humanities magazine.

Applicants should have editing and writing experience, academic training, and/or general interest in Kentucky history and culture, and public relations/ marketing skills.

Responsibilities include editorship and production of Kentucky Humanities magazine, published twice a year, all council publications, and public relations/marketing materials. The editor/assistant director recruits and acts as liaison with outside consultants as contributors to Kentucky Humanities magazine and as speakers for the Speakers Bureau; enhances the visibility and effectiveness of the Kentucky Humanities Council as well as the council’s ability to be effective in fund-raising through writing, design management, and dissemination of marketing, public relations, and educational information; and assists and advises the Board of Directors on membership development.

The successful applicant will be creative and intellectually curious, highly organized, able to write for general audiences and communicate with academic, business, and public representatives, and to meet goals and deadlines. Additional requirements: occasional travel.

An equal opportunity employer, the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. provides an excellent working environment and benefits. Please see our web site, www.kyhumanities.org, for a full overview of the council’s programs and services.

For a detailed job description, please inquire by e-mail to Virginia.Smith@uky.edu. No phone inquiries, please.

Application

Please send a letter of interest describing your work and educational background, qualifications, and skills along with your vita or resume, including references, to:

Dr. Virginia G. Carter

Executive Director

Kentucky Humanities Council Inc.

206 E. Maxwell Street

Lexington, KY 40508

We strongly encourage you to enclose samples of your writing and marketing/public relations work as well as specific addresses, if available, for viewing electronic marketing.

Deadline for applications:  This is an immediate opening. The position will remain open until successful candidate is found.

Applications will be reviewed by a search committee and interviews scheduled beginning in November.

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