Become Part of SAA's Dynamic Publishing Tradition

Call for Applications: Publications Editor

The Society of American Archivists seeks an energetic individual to serve as Publications Editor and continue the momentum of a dynamic publishing tradition. SAA’s robust publishing program has brought to readers more than one hundred publications since the 1970s. The 40 titles published by SAA since 2000 include original research, advanced texts, fundamentals, readers, classics, and case studies. And there are more projects in the pipeline. The Publications Editor has the opportunity to play a key role in the development of the next Archival Fundamentals Series.

The new Publications Editor will serve a three-year term beginning no later than March 1, 2013. (The term of the current Publications Editor ends February 28, 2013.)


The Publications Editor is responsible for:

  • Setting a vision for the program and providing philosophical direction;
  • Directing the work of the Publications Board;
  • Seeking external financial support for specific projects;
  • Acquiring manuscripts, writing, editing, and collaborating with authors;
  • Maintaining a clear and transparent review process; and
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with other professional associations.


The Publications Editor reports directly to the SAA Council and works closely with the Director of Publishing, who handles production and business matters. The honorarium is commensurate with experience ($20,000–$25,000 per year).  



  • SAA member with substantial archival experience;
  • Published author, skilled writer, and experienced editor;
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills;
  • Ability to nurture authors and board members;
  • Sufficient financial skill to ensure that the program remains within the budget established for it; and
  • Knowledge of current trends in the publishing industry.


Please send letter of interest and curriculum vitae by October 1, 2012, to