2018 Association Editor Search

The role of Association Editor for the National Association for Gifted Children involves the collaborative oversight of publication activities for the organization in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the national office.

Application Process
Applicants must submit the following via the online form by July 9, 2018
  1. A statement addressing the ability to meet the criteria stated above
  2. A curriculum vita that highlights editorial accomplishments
  3. Two letters of reference that attest to the qualities sought in the position.

Applicants will be interviewed by telephone during the weeks of July 16 and 23.

The applications will be reviewed by the President and Executive Director. The President will make a recommendation to the NAGC Board of Directors in August; the position takes effect in September, 2018.

Position Duties:

  • Chairs the Publications Committee, made up of the editors of Gifted Child Quarterly, Parenting for High Potential, and Teaching for High Potential, as well as members at large appointed by the President. 
  • With the Publications Committee, recommends publication policies to the NAGC Board and takes the lead in recommending and reviewing potential new publications, as well as determining whether NAGC should recommend or co-publish in other cases.
  • With the Publications Committee, reveiws possible NAGC White Papers.
  • Solicits new authors and publications on important and current topics.
  • Solicits submissions to the NAGC Book of the Year Award, organizes reviews of submissions, and selects the recipients.


The Association Editor may not hold other NAGC office or leadership positions (e.g., committee or network chair), nor may the Editor hold other positions that create a conflict of interest. The position term is 3-5 years.

Criteria to be considered in applicants for the Association Editor position:

  • Has an established reputation as a leader in the field of gifted education, preferably at the national level.
  • Demonstrates evidence of significant editorial experience in a role as editor, author, and reviewer of publications in the field of gifted education.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the editorial review process in respect to issues such as necessary timelines, representativeness of the review team, and author concerns.
  • Provides evidence of success in working on NAGC organizational issues beyond publications such that the role of publications is seen in the context of the larger organization and strategic plan.
  • Understands the balanced role of theory, research, and practice in the publication products of the organization as matched with the needs of NAGC members and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates experience in working with and through authors and editors of multiple types of publications in a committee framework.
  • Demonstrates the ability to scan across the field and within general education for the major issues and trends facing gifted in order to make new publication and publishing and distribution partnership recommendations.
  • Currently in a professional position that allows dedication to the role in the form of energy and time commitment resulting in consistent oversight and proactive efforts to build the publications program through cultivating authors and working with publishing houses.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with digital and online publishing.

Direct any questions about the position or the application to Carolyn Kaye at NAGC.