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January 30, 2019

The American Bankruptcy Law Journal (the "ABLJ") announces that it is accepting applications for the position of Associate Editor, which is a position appointed by the NCBJ Board of Governors upon the recommendation of the ABLJ Editorial Advisory Board.

An Associate Editor assists in editing an article in each of the journal’s four issues per year and is a member of the ABLJ’s Editorial Advisory Board.  Ordinarily, the Associate Editor position is for a two-year term, commencing January 1 of the year following selection.  However, due to Judge Carey’s earlier retirement, the new editor’s term will begin July 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2021. This position is also eligible for renewal for an additional two-year term.  The salary of an associate editor is $6,000 per year. To qualify for this position, the applicant must be a member of the NCBJ. 

The Associate Editor position requires great attention to detail with both the bluebook citations and the editing of the author’s text.  This involves not only correcting grammatical mistakes in the text and checking quotations, but will often require better organization of the material, cutting redundancies, and clarifying the author’s language so that the reader does not have to struggle to comprehend the material.  Thus, this job will require the judge to invest substantial time working with the author to make the writing a better product.  Applicants should have a love for writing, great attention to detail, and the time necessary to fulfill these obligations on a timely basis. 

Any questions about this position may be directed to Editor in Chief Judge Beth Brown. Please submit your application to no later than March 1, 2019.  There is no formal application form.  Instead please send a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample.