Tuesday, July 22, 2008

BCAMP seeks new executive director, new project coordinator

BCAMP, the B.C. Association of Magazine Publishers, is looking for a new Executive Director and a new Project Coordinator. Word on the sidewalk is that candidates with some experience of lobbying government and arts councils (eg. the B.C. Government and the B.C. Arts Council) will be looked on kindly.

For many years BCAMP has avoided paying the fare from Vancouver to Victoria where a strong Executive Director might press for tax credits, government advertising in B.C. magazines, proper cultural funding, and generally chat up government functionaries and politicos who know nearly nothing about the huge magazine industry in B.C. (as described by Rowly Lorimer in 2005 in a study available in a pdf).

Prospective candidates should send a note to exec@bcamp.bc.ca forthwith.

[UPDATE: According to an item in mastheadonline, Anna Torres resigned from BCAMP as executive director to take a position with Vancouver private company that manages health and science associations.]

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Blogger D. B. Scott said...

I always found Ana Torres to be mosthelpful and quite engaged with magazines generally and her members in particular. As I understand it, she was an energetic proponent of lobbying Victoria more aggressively. I wish her very well in her new job.

2:24 pm  
Blogger David L. said...

Ana was also great at supporting initiatives to get writing students at the University of Victoria interested in the magazine business. She helped set up panel sessions with visiting publishers, arranged special student rates for the annual conference, and set up a mentoring program that matched students with magazine professionals. She'll be missed at BCAMP.

4:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, Stephen. Always trying to get your digs in. One day you'll look within and find the problem is with you, not the rest of the world.

7:41 pm  

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