AAJA is holding a special election to fill the remainder of the term of Tom Lee, AAJA’s Vice President for Print, who regrets he will not be able to complete his term and is resigning for personal reasons.
The Vice President for Print represents the interests of members employed in the newspaper, magazine and general print journalism industry. If AAJA’s President is disabled or absent, and depending on rank, the Vice President for Print or for Broadcast fulfills the presidential duties.
Those who want to run or nominate someone are required to submit a complete nomination package. Complete packages must be sent by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Jan. 28., to AAJA administrative support, at email@example.com or by fax at 415-346-6343, and include:
- A completed AAJA 2013 Special Election VP-Print Nomination Form
- A candidate statement of up to 300 words
- A current résumé
- A high-resolution head shot, a 300 dpi jpg of an 8- by 10-inch photograph
Questions about the duties of Vice President for Print or the election process should be directed to Theodore Kim, AAJA’s National Secretary and Elections Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAJA is holding the special election to seat a new Vice President for Print in time for the AAJA Advisory and Governing Board meetings in spring. The person elected will serve out the remainder of the current term through Dec. 31, 2013.
The election will be held electronically Feb. 11 to 18.
Full members in good standing – current in their dues for 2013 – will receive ballots at their preferred email address on file with AAJA.
Those who want to join or renew as full members, or change their preferred email address on file, must do so by noon PST, Thurs., Feb. 8, through AAJA’s online member account system.
AAJA appreciates Lee’s service, past and future
“He has offered valuable insights as an officer,” said Theodore Kim, AAJA’s National Secretary. “And over the past 15 years, Tom has volunteered as Voices editor, chapter president, as well as served on the governing board. Though we will miss him, he will remain an active member of AAJA for years to come.”