Join the Oracle Scene Editorial Team

    Feb 13, 2017 4:48:00 PM by Brendan Tierney

    Are you a member of UKOUG?

    How would you like to join the editorial team of Oracle Scene magazine as a deputy editor?

    If you are interested we are looking to recruit 1 deputy editor to cover the Applications area and 2 deputy editors to cover the Tech area (DBA, Developer, BA, etc)

    How much time is required? about 4 hours per edition, or maybe less.

    What does a deputy editor do?

    As part of the editorial team you will be expected to:

    - Article Review

    Articles submitted are uploaded to the review panel on Basecamp. During this time the editors should become familiar with the articles and have an idea of which ones would be appropriate for publication. Time approx 1.5hrs over a 2 week period.

    - Editorial Call

    After the review period has closed the editors come together for an editorial call (approx 1hr) to go through the feedback received on the articles, it is the editors job to validate any comments and select which articles should be chosen for publication. Time approx 1hr.

    Some articles may need further rework by the authors and the editors provide comments & instructions as to the amends needed, in some cases the editors will take on the amends themselves or if they hold the relationship with the author they may wish to approach them direct. If any articles have been held over from the previous edition, the editors will relook at the articles and if any of the content needs to be updated they will advise. If we do not have articles submitted at this stage so the editors may need to source some additional content.

    - Editorial Review

    Once the selected articles are edited they are passed to the designer for layout, editors will then receive a first copy of the magazine where they will read the articles relevant to them (Apps or Tech) marking up on the pdf any errors in the text or images found. We try to build in time over a weekend for this with the comments due by 9am on the Monday. This is generally the last time the editors see the magazine, the next time being the digital version. Time approx 2hrs.

    - Promotion

    When the digital version is ready to be sent out – the editors & review panel are notified to help raise awareness of the magazine among their network.

    - Article Sourcing

    Call for articles is open all year as we will just hold those submitted in between the planning timeline over to the next edition. If there are particular topics that we feel would make good articles the editors are expected to help source potential authors and of course if they see good presentations again encourage those speakers to turn their presentation in to text.

    - Flying the flag

    Throughout the year the editors are expected to positively “fly the flag” of Oracle Scene, as a volunteer this will include, at the annual conference, taking part in the community networking to encourage future authors amongst the community.

    If you are interested in a deputy editor role then submit your application now.

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    Check out UKOUG webpage for more details.

     

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    Brendan Tierney

    Written by Brendan Tierney

    Brendan Tierney, Oracle ACE Director, is an independent consultant and lectures on Data Mining and Advanced Databases in the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. He has 22+ years of extensive experience working in the areas of Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Data Architecture and Database Design. Brendan has worked on projects in Ireland, UK, Belgium and USA. Brendan is the editor of the UKOUG Oracle Scene magazine and deputy chair of the OUG Ireland BI SIG. Brendan is a regular speaker at conferences across Europe and the USA and has written technical articles for OTN, Oracle Scene, IOUG SELECT Journal and ODTUG Technical Journal. Brendan has published the following books with Oracle Press book Predictive Analytics using Oracle Data Miner Oracle R Enterprise SQL & PL/SQL from the Experts These books are available on Amazon.