Need Free Digital Editorial Training? Join the ASBPE Web Team

Photo: Erin EricksonBy Erin Erickson
ASBPE Web Content Committee Chairperson, Chicago Chapter Vice President

When I first joined ASBPE, my first reaction was to find my local chapter (Chicago) and see if I could find a way to work on the website somehow. I was hungry to learn digital media so that I could secure more work.

Fate intervened and as luck would have it, the Chicago chapter and national board were considering launching blogs. I quickly hopped on board the teams and learned — and taught over time — how to work successfully in a digital media position.
The committee work was so helpful that it helped me parlay my print editor job to a digital one in under a year.
Given the current environment of publishing and economics, consider what I’m about to write a kin to an occupational life jacket.
I’d like to invite you to join the ASBPE Web Committee.
We’re wrapping up an awesome redesign of the ASBPE site. However, we’re going to need all hands on deck to keep things afloat (pardon the boat metaphors). That’s where I’d like your help.
ASBPE was instrumental in helping me develop my digital career and I’d like for it to have the same effect for others.
Join the ASBPE Web Team and learn basic HTML, webcasts, how to Twitter for a brand, create or maintain a Facebook page, develop a wiki, write blog posts, maintain online events.
The best part? Our training is free and simple. We won’t tell you “No, that’s the web team’s job” because we are the web team.
Interested? The web team would love to have you. All you need to do is send me an e-mail and let me know what you’re interested in doing (or learning) on the web team.

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