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Club editor's duties

Editor skills and general duties

Club editors have the role of making Key Club known within the community. The editor is the advertiser, the communicator and the public relations officer.

  • Make sure the public and club is informed about the service Key Club is doing and will be doing.
  • Use technology for communication and marketing.
  • Utilize various forms of communication, including wikis, websites, text messaging and e-mail
  • Be creative.
  • Be proficient in and follow the Key Club graphic standards.
  • Keep an updated copy of the Key Club graphic standards CD.
  • Make sure KEY CLUB magazine and district publication are distributed for all members to read about the exciting service Key Clubbers are leading.
  • Send articles to the district publication. Contact your lieutenant governor or district administrator to learn how to submit your stories.
  • Submit articles to the KEY CLUB magazine.

Communicate in the community

  • Develop and/or order membership recruitment materials for club growth efforts.
  • Make public service announcements, contact local media and send articles to
    community newspapers.
  • Create media releases for club service projects.
  • Complete and submit a mayoral proclamation in honor of Key Club Week.
  • Order helpful materials from Key Club International by calling 1-317-875-8755, ext. 411, or download materials at www.keyclub.org/downloads.

Document club service and programming

  • Take pictures at meetings and events. Take responsibility of the club camera, if your club has one, very seriously.
  • Save all published newsletters, signs, calendars and banners.
  • Optional: Organize pictures and club events, meetings and overall work in a scrapbook to be entered in district and international contest (when applicable).

Manage club communication

  • Ask members in a meeting or use member information to determine what communication method best fits each member’s needs.
  • Post a calendar of events to publicize meetings and upcoming projects.
  • Make morning announcements, posters, signs and banners to promote projects and meetings.
  • Visit www.keyclub.org to see current Key Club news and upcoming events.
  • Produce a bimonthly or monthly newsletter.

Suggested duties

  • Create a website or wiki or maintain the current one.
  • Manage and update weekly a bulletin board in your meeting location or school.
  • Take the lead to celebrate Key Club Week. Use the special resources at www.keyclub.org/keyclubweek each fall to get your club well known in your community.

Additional duties

Work with the editor-elect and help him/her prepare to take over your job next year and provide and complete technology training where necessary.