Expressions of Interest for the ASLIA e-Update Editor

October 2, 2018

Expressions of Interest for the Position of ASLIA e-Update Editor

The ASLIA Board is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from members for the position of e-Update Editor.

We are looking for a member to take on the Honorary role for a two year term from mid-November 2018 to December 2020. The Editor reports to the ASLIA Chairperson.

This position will provide an opportunity to gain a unique and comprehensive insight into our profession and receive training from a highly experienced interpreting elder.

Some of the skills, experiences and attributes that you will possess include:

  1. Lead the end-to-end development of the ASLIA e-Update from pre-planning, sourcing and receipt of content, proofreading through to publishing. This includes determining the scope of each e-Update, planning, liaising and receiving all content by due dates, and working closely with our graphic designer to determine the best layout.
  2. Strong written English and communication skills.
  3. Effective planning and time management skills.
  4. Reliable, motivated, self-starter who can work independently with little supervision.
  5. Maintain confidentiality in all facets of the position and use information for the express purpose intended.
  6. Act in the best interests of ASLIA members, and uphold ASLIA’s Mission, Policies and Procedures.
  7. Sound relationship management skills working with the ASLIA Board, Manager, members and key stakeholders from the Translating/Interpreting (T/I) industry.
  8. Good understanding of the Australian T/I industry and professional networks.
  9. Willingness to prioritise sufficient time (average 8-10 hours per month) to successfully deliver 11 e-Update editions per year, as per agreed dates.
  10. Access to a personal computer and internet.

The current ASLIA e-Update Editor will provide support and training to the successful candidate, including a handover and shadowing from mid-November 2018 to mid-December 2018. The new Editor will work with the e-Update team to deliver the ASLIA February 2019 e-Update.

If you have any questions about the position, write to Paul Heuston at Please send your EOI to Julie Judd, ASLIA Chairperson, by the closing date of Monday 22 October 2018.

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