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The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) seeks an Editor for the APSAC Advisor and the APSAC Alert.

The Advisor is a quarterly news journal for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. The publication provides succinct, data-based, practice-oriented articles that keep interdisciplinary professionals informed of the latest developments in policy and practice in the field of child maltreatment. It is designed to highlight best practices in the field and publish original articles and current information about child maltreatment for professionals from a variety of backgrounds including medicine, law enforcement, social work, law, child protection services, psychology, public health and prevention in the U.S.

The APSAC Alert examines empirical research and/or discusses timely topics and translates those concepts and ideas into approaches that are useful and practical for front-line child-serving professionals, including child protective investigators, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, judges, forensic interviewers, victim/witness assistants, or other allied professionals. The Alert takes key concepts from articles published in the Advisor or Child Maltreatment or other sources, synthesizes the information in a way that is understandable and usable, and distills it into a one- or two-page format to inform readers and improve front-line practice. The frequency of the Alert has varied, but it has appeared as frequently as every quarter.


The Editor will solicit, collect, and organize high-quality articles for Advisor, and recruit summary articles for the Alert. The Editor may also recruit Guest Editors to produce special issues of the Advisor.


  • Professional writing and editing experience; history of publication in peer reviewed journals focusing on child maltreatment

  • Ability to collaborate with members of the APSAC Publications Committee and other sources to obtain material, communicate expectations, and maintain deadlines

  • Attention to detail, especially in editing

  • Commitment to the mission of APSAC and to serving its membership

  • High level of organizational skills, ability to multi-task and work within deadlines



  • Carry out all aspects of the Advisor’s strategic mission as established by the APSAC Board of Directors; work with the APSAC Board and management staff to define the nature, scope, role and identity of the APSAC Advisor to ensure that it is well integrated into APSAC plans for its continued services to members and the field

  • Work with the APSAC Board and management staff to use the APSAC Advisor as a primary means to disseminate

  • APSAC recommendations for policy and practice change, and as an educational and advocacy tool;

  • substantive information about APSAC's work and activities

  • Provide the leadership necessary to maintain the Advisor’s scholarly excellence and the Alert’s usefulness for practitioners

  • Encourage APSAC Publications Committee members, APSAC members and others with the experience to write/create content for the news journal;

  • Inform committee members of any and all challenges pertaining to the newsletter and use members as resources

Specific Tasks

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement the quarterly publication of the Advisor and the Alert

  • Encourage and solicit submissions, including substantive articles, that reflect the perspectives and interests of members from the multiple disciplines served by APSAC

  • Direct and/or carry out the solicitation, review, and acceptance of substantive articles regarding child maltreatment research, policy, critical issues, dilemmas, and direct practice implications

  • Participate in Publications Committee calls

  • Encourage contributing writers to adhere to tight deadlines

  • Communicate often with contributing writers, making sure they are on track and share resources when possible.


A minimum 2-year contract will be negotiated with APSAC for reasonable compensation for this work.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to, Crystal Marks, APSAC Director of Publications and Special Projects at

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