Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News
In 2017 ISSTD News, after a period of hiatus, was re-launched in a blog based format. In the last 18 months this publication has taken off. In the last 12 months alone, there has been a three-fold increase in readership numbers and page views. We are really excited about the way the Newsletter is shaping up, but in order for it to continue to grow and develop we need your help! We have been delighted to have Noula Diamantopoulos join us to coordinate Creative Space and Shelley Hua join us to coordinate the new feature ‘Spreading the Word’. And of course we have the indefatigable Warwick Middleton providing wonderful photos and coordinating a series of articles on ISSTD History.
However more hands on deck would really help the Newsletter grow. If you enjoy writing, editing and making connections with colleagues all over the world, then you will enjoy joining our team at the News.
At the moment we are after people to help in the following areas:
Coordinator, International Spotlight: International Spotlight is a regular quarterly feature which focuses on the trauma and dissociation field in a particular country around the world. This is an exciting chance to liaise with trauma and dissociation specialists from around the world.
Coordinator, Volunteer Spotlight: This quarterly feature showcases the work of our valuable volunteers within ISSTD. This is a chance to work with volunteers from around the world to honour their work and promote their projects. Once a year (December) we also do a general piece on volunteering for ISSTD to commemorate International Volunteer Day.
Coordinator, Kid’s Korner: We are seeking someone with skills and experience in working with child and adolescent clients to coordinate a quarterly feature on work in this exciting and valuable area. This Coordinator will liaise with our members who work with children and teenagers, including our Child and Adolescent SIG and Committee as well as the child and adolescent training group to make sure that regular articles on this area of work are part of ISSTD News.
Coordinator, Publications of Interest: Unfortunately our current Editor Lynn Hazard is heading off to retire, so will be finishing in this role at the end of the year. If you like finding and reading new articles in the field than this is the spot for you. Don’t be deterred if you lack access to a database. We can help with that!
These jobs do not take a lot of time as the features are quarterly, so see if you can find the time to lend a hand, have fun and meet new colleagues as you go!
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact ISSTD News Editor – Kate McMaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org