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Great Lakes Commission seeks writer/editor



POSITION VACANCY
Writer/Editor
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Great Lakes Commission seeks a staff writer/editor. The position
entails writing, editing and formatting responsibilities for a bimonthly
newsletter and various technical and general information reports; media
relations including press releases; populating/updating data and
information on the Commission's web site; and other
communications/information management responsibilities as assigned.

Applicant must have at least a bachelor's degree in journalism,
communications or a related discipline. 1-2 years relevant experience
preferred. Experience with report/newsletter writing, editing and
formatting, press release preparation and media relations required.
Familiarity with the Internet and electronic communications technology
preferred. 

The ideal candidate should be creative and self-motivated; be able to
meet deadlines, while handling multiple priorities; and possess strong
verbal and written communications skills, familiarity with AP style, and
an ability to communicate with diverse audiences, including scientists,
elected officials, managers and the general public. Also desired is
familiarity with the Great Lakes region and relevant environmental
protection, resource management, transportation and economic development
policy issues.

Please send a cover letter, resume, expected salary range, and three
references to

    Dr. Michael J. Donahue, Executive Director
    Great Lakes Commission
    400 Fourth St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816

by MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1997. NO PHONE CALLS.

This is a full-time, permanent position and offers a competitive salary
and benefits package.

The Great Lakes Commission is a nonpartisan, interstate compact agency
created by state and federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong
economy, clean environment and high quality of life for residents of the
eight-state Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin). The Commission consists of
state legislators, agency officials and governorsí appointees from its
member states, and also maintains a formal Observer program involving
U.S. and Canadian federal and provincial agencies, tribal authorities,
binational agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices
are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan; its home page is http://www.glc.org.

The Great Lakes Commission is an equal opportunity employer and complies
with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination. It is
the policy of the Commission that no person, on the basis of race,
gender, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital
status, handicap or prior military service status, shall be
discriminated against.