[Ansteorra] Kingdom Chronicler Office Opening

Barat barat at cox.net
Fri Jan 26 12:18:43 PST 2007

As mentioned in the December Black Star my term of office as Kingdom  
Chronicler ends with the June ’07 issue. Therefore it is with a  
mixture of regret and joy that I open my office for applications.

To be successfully as Kingdom Chronicler you need the following:

1. 	Moderate to advances graphic design skills.

2. 	Modern page layout software. While it might be possible to  
produce the Black Star using MS Word or Publisher, your life will be  
much easier and the production of the Black Star will take much less  
time if you have professional layout software such as InDesign or (if  
all else fails) QuarkXPress – and already know how to use the  
software. You will also need a copy of and the ability to use Photoshop.

4. 	The following hardware: a flatbed scanner, a printer for  
proofing, reliable broadband Internet access (almost all Black Star  
communications are now done by email), and a phone (because not all  
Black Star communications are done by email).

5. 	Because this position requires you to work, on a monthly basis,  
with members of the kingdom from the Crown and Great Offices to the  
seneschal of a newly formed incipient group, you will need a working  
knowledge of the political structure of the kingdom.

6. 	A cordial and helpful attitude is essential to this job. My job  
is not to spank groups who send in their event ad late (though I do  
have to do that at times), but to assist in getting that ad  
published. If you are not a patient person, this job is not for you.

7. 	The ability to hit deadlines, every month, regardless of how busy  
your life becomes.

8. 	The ability to travel and attend coronations, King’s Round  
Tables, and crown tourneys.

9. A commitment to do the job for 2 years.

If you are interested in applying, please submit the following items  
to the Crown, the Society Chronicler, and to myself no later than  
April 1, 2007:

1.	A letter of application listing your graphic design skills and  
equipment, a listing of positions you have held within the Society, a  
listing of mundane (I like that word by the way) positions you have  
held that are applicable, and an estimated budget for Black Star  
printing (take several recent copies of the Black Star to several  
local printers you have worked with before – get a quote for 1,200  
pieces per month). If you plan on continuing to distribute the Black  
Star in envelopes as I do (something I highly recommend) you will  
also need to get a quote for the cost of the envelopes. You don’t  
need to include the cost of postage in your estimate.

2.	A printed mockup of the design you plan to use for your Black Star.

3.	A photocopy of your membership card and driver’s license.

If you have further questions please contact me at your earliest  


H.L. Barat FitzWalter Reynolds
Outgoing Kingdom Chronicler - Ansteorra
M.K.A. Stephen Pursley
1908 Shelby Ct.
Norman, OK 73071
(405) 420-1382
chronicler at ansteorra.org

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