Joining our editorial team is your chance to have a say in the content that our members get to see published.
Editorial Team is made up of:
Deputy Apps editor x2
Deputy Tech editor x2
UKOUG project manager
Currently produced 4 times a year Oracle Scene is a highly respected and established magazine distributed to over 19k subscribers around the world and at UKOUG events. It also is the only independent publication to be featured in Oracle Customer Visit Centres.
The magazine features technical, Oracle Applications and Analytics & Reporting content and as part of the editorial team you will be a specialist in either.
We currently have vacancies for 3x Deputy Editors (1x Apps & 2x Tech)
As part of the editorial team you will be expected to:
- Article Review
Articles submitted are uploaded to the review panel on Basecamp. During this time the editors should become familiar with the articles and have an idea of which ones would be appropriate for publication. Time approx 1.5hrs over a 2 week period.
- Editorial Call
After the review period has closed the editors come together for an editorial call (approx 1hr) to go through the feedback received on the articles, it is the editors job to validate any comments and select which articles should be chosen for publication. Time approx 1hr.
Some articles may need further rework by the authors and the editors provide comments & instructions as to the amends needed, in some cases the editors will take on the amends themselves or if they hold the relationship with the author they may wish to approach them direct. If any articles have been held over from the previous edition, the editors will relook at the articles and if any of the content needs to be updated they will advise. If we do not have articles submitted at this stage so the editors may need to source some additional content.
- Editorial Review
Once the selected articles are edited they are passed to the designer for layout, editors will then receive a first copy of the magazine where they will read the articles relevant to them (Apps or Tech) marking up on the pdf any errors in the text or images found. We try to build in time over a weekend for this with the comments due by 9am on the Monday. This is generally the last time the editors see the magazine, the next time being the digital version. Time approx 2hrs.
When the digital version is ready to be sent out – the editors & review panel are notified to help raise awareness of the magazine among their network.
- Article Sourcing
Call for articles is open all year as we will just hold those submitted in between the planning timeline over to the next edition. If there are particular topics that we feel would make good articles the editors are expected to help source potential authors and of course if they see good presentations again encourage those speakers to turn their presentation in to text.
- Flying the flag
Throughout the year the editors are expected to positively “fly the flag” of Oracle Scene, as a volunteer this will include, at the annual conference, taking part in the community networking to encourage future authors amongst the community.
Interested parties should send a paragraph as to why they should be considered for the role including any relevant experience and Oracle interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be reviewed by the current team.
You must hold a valid UKOUG membership to be a volunteer. If you are not yet a member - find out more about joining.