The ASDA Editorial Board is appointed for a year-long term by the Board of Trustees. Editorial Board members work closely with staff to determine the strategy and themes for ASDA’s print publication, Contour. Editorial Board members develop content for Contour and Mouthing Off, ASDA's blog.

The Editorial Board comprises the editor-in-chief, two electronic editors and five contributing editors:

  • The editor-in-chief supervises content of the association's publications. The editor manages the Editorial Board and chairs all meetings. The editor serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees, which oversees all association activities, approves the annual budget and develops the association strategic plan.
  • Contributing editors are responsible for recruiting and contacting authors for publications and writing articles as needed.
  • Electronic editors are responsible for recruiting and contacting bloggers and contributing content to the blog as needed.

Editor-in-Chief

Term Length: Annual Session 2019 - Annual Session 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary. 
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
  5. Experience serving on the Editorial Board is strongly preferred.
Required Meetings

Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings (Click here for exact dates):

  • ASDA Annual Sessions, 2019 and 2020 (Date TBD)
  • All Board of Trustees Meetings
  • Spring Council Meeting 2019
  • June Editorial Board Meeting 2019
  • Fall Council Meeting 2019
  • National Leadership Conference 2019
Responsibilities 

Content strategy

  • Exercises editorial discretion over association publication content.
  • Writes or delegates the writing of editorials, articles and other materials.
  • Identifies themes for issues.
  • Monitors national, regional and local issues relating to dental student needs and interests.
Publications management

  • Works closely with staff to further ASDA’s publication strategy.
  • Identifies appropriate article topics and qualified authors to establish a supply of copy for publication consideration.
  • Develops criteria for content, authorship and number of editorials, as well as publication of letters to the editor and other opinion manuscripts.
  • Coordinates activities necessary for the acquisition of copy and reviews articles.
  • Writes and edits articles and other materials as assigned.
Editorial Board management

  • Supervises the activities of the Editorial Board. 
  • Approves all council meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Mentors Editorial Board members.
  • Assists with orientation and transition of new Editorial Board members. 
  • Judges Gold Crown Media Award submissions and sits on the Media Awards Judging Committee at Annual Session.
Board of Trustees 

  • Presents Editorial Board recommendations to Board of Trustees for consideration.
  • Reviews quarterly financial reports. 
  • Monitors strategic plan goals. 
  • Provides feedback on the budget. 
  • Provides feedback on the appointment of national leaders.
  • Oversees the work of all council and committee members. 

Contributing Editor

Term Length: Annual Session 2019 - Annual Session 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
Meetings

Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings (Click here for exact dates):

  • ASDA Annual Session 2019
  • Spring Council Meeting 2019
  • June Editorial Board Meeting 2019
  • Fall Council Meeting 2019
Responsibilities

Content strategy

  • Works closely with staff to further ASDA’s publication strategy. 
  • Collaborates with the editor-in-chief to review and develop content in Contour magazine.
  • Identifies themes for issues of Contour.
  • Monitors national, regional and local issues relating to dental student needs and interests.
Publications management

  • Identifies appropriate article topics and qualified authors to establish copy for publication consideration.
  • Develops criteria for content, authorship and number of editorials, as well as publication of letters to the editor and other opinion manuscripts.
  • Coordinates activities necessary for the acquisition of copy and reviews articles.
  • Writes and edits articles and other materials as assigned.

Electronic Editor

Term Length: Annual Session 2019 - Annual Session 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
  5. Experience with WordPress technology and blogging is strongly preferred. 
  6. Responsible for writing or working with an author to publish one blog post per week. 
  7. Must be able to collaborate with the other electronic editor and coordinate blog schedule.
Meetings

Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings (Click here for exact dates):

  • ASDA Annual Session 2019
  • Spring Council Meeting 2019
  • June Editorial Board Meeting 2019
  • Fall Council Meeting 2019
Responsibilities

Content strategy

  • Works closely with staff to further ASDA’s publication strategy. 
  • Exercises editorial discretion over the content of association’s blog.
  • Collaborates with the other electronic editor and the editor-in-chief to review and develop collaborative materials between print and electronic media.
  • Monitors national, regional and local issues relating to dental student needs and interests.
Blog management

  • Performs duties as assigned by the editor-in-chief
  • Identifies appropriate blog topics and contributors and contacts them.
  • Writes and edits blog posts and other materials.
  • Maintains regular contact with other Editorial Board members and ASDA staff.