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Volunteering with ASBPE

ASBPE is a society of volunteers. Nearly all of ASBPE’s work is the fruit of dedicated volunteers across our Board of Directors and committees. All of our volunteers work in the B2B publishing industry, just like you, and have the common goal of helping each other do the job better and easier. ASBPE welcomes members to join one of its committees, as well as submit ideas and suggestions for those committees.

Now more than ever, B2B professionals are craving connection — you can keep those connections thriving and continue learning about B2B publishing by volunteering with ASBPE. Several opportunities are available, from a seat on the national Board of Directors to slots on national committees, as well as local chapter openings.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form or contact us today!

Current Volunteer Needs

ASBPE is currently searching for volunteers for the following roles:

  • National Board of Directors
  • Chapter Leadership
  • Webinar Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Website Committee and subcommittees
  • Conference Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • ASBPE Career Center

ASBPE Committees

Membership Committee

Chair: Craig Johnson (Editorial Director, Staffing Industry Analysts)

Help us plan member events, be an ambassador for our online community, review and implement new member benefits. The membership committee also reviews and approves all new membership applicants and develops membership marketing strategies for outreach, recruitment and retention.

Website Committee

Chair: Kaitlin Morrison (Content Strategist, Greenlund Content Services)

If you like blogging, gathering news, maintaining, updating and optimizing websites, your ideas and articles can help ASBPE’s mission. Website Committee members spend a few hours per month helping to write and edit blogs and news for ASBPE.org. The committee is also a great opportunity for those interested in learning digital editing skills, brushing up on blogging and to add to your résumé.

Newsletter Subcommittee

Chair: Stephanie Ricca (Editorial Director, Hotel News Now, STR)

This subcommittee is responsible for planning, writing and editing the Society’s monthly member newsletter, email templates and making recommendations on continual improvements for the newsletter.

Social Media Subcommittee

Chair: Cory Sekine-Pettite (Editor, New South Publishing)

This subcommittee is responsible for planning and posting social media campaigns for the Society’s programming, coordinating social networking initiatives and making recommendations for continual improvements in social programming.

Blog Subcommittee

Chair: Kaitlin Morrison (Content Strategist, Greenlund Content Services)

This subcommittee is a great opportunity for those interested in writing for the web and honing your blogging skills.

Awards Committee

Chair: Davide Savenije (Editor-in-Chief, Industry Dive)

The awards committee is responsible for developing, updating and managing the Azbee Awards competition, as well as its promotion and marketing. They also assist with managing initiatives for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Journalism That Matters Award, and Stephen Barr Award. Did you know our Azbee Awards competition is judged by volunteers? Learn more about judging the Azbees and sign up!

Conference Committee

Chair: Cory Sekine-Pettite (Editor, New South Publishing)

The conference committee plans, develops and manages the annual effort behind ASBPE’s national conference, including recruiting speakers for educational topics, planning networking activities and managing set-up, day-of activities and clean-up. They also assist with managing initiatives for the Diversity Fellowship and Young Leader Scholarship.

Webinar Committee

Committee Chair Position Open.

ASBPE’s webinar committee handles webinar planning and production, allowing volunteers to sharpen their skills in a real-world setting. The committee also maintains the Society’s archive of skills-oriented programming on the website. Members can also help expand our educational programming by submitting topic, speaker and panelist ideas, or volunteering to present a webinar or conference session.

Ethics Committee

Chair: Art Aiello (Managing Editor, Lessiter Media)

ASBPE’s ethics committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the Society’s Code of Ethics (“Guide to Preferred Editorial Practices”), conducting research on ethics issues and sharing information with members on an ongoing basis. The committee also responds to member inquiries regarding ethics on an as needed basis.

Freelance Committee

Chair: Ruth E. Thaler-Carter (Freelance Writer/Editor, Author and Publisher)

Freelance committee members are B2B freelance editors, writers and designers who speak directly to the needs of fellow freelancers. The committee hosts freelance networking events, shares opportunities for freelancers, and hosts webinars to teach freelancers more about the business of freelance and building their freelance business.

Diversity Committee

Chair: Rich Luna (Senior Director, Content, Associated Luxury Hotels International)

Help ASBPE engage and elevate the value of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in B2B publishing. The diversity committee manages the Diversity Fellowship initiative, providing expenses-paid conference attendance, networking and personalized mentoring opportunities to B2B media professionals who are persons of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, have a disability or are otherwise from an underserved community.

Finance Committee

Chair: Sam Silverstein (Reporter, Grocery Dive, Industry Dive)

The finance committee is chaired by the treasurer of the national board and is responsible for preparing the annual budget, advising on expenses and implementing cost-saving and revenue initiatives.

Interested in joining a committee?

Please contact us today!

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