Region 1 Publications Officer

Regional Department
Posted 8 months ago


The Region One (R1) Publication Officer is responsible for the production, editing and publication of “Channel One”, the official newsletter of Region One. The “Channel One” is a bi-monthly newsletter serving the informational needs of the Region

One membership. The publication supplies information that is of interest to the whole region: articles by the RC, VRC(s), RDCs, Program Directors and the general membership. This publication includes material about the region’s chapters, conventions, summits, regional programs, and members. The “Channel One” is, in essence, the regional version of the Communique. Members of the region are encouraged to submit articles and other materials of interest to this publication.

The Region 1 Publications Officer is required to electronically post a copy of the “Channel One” newsletter to the official Region 1 website, in a .PDF file format that can be viewed and/or downloaded by the membership in a bi- monthly manner. The Publications Officer will post a schedule of submission deadlines and publication dates for reference of the membership on the regional website and the publication itself. This position necessitates the regular interaction of the Publication Officer with the regional officers and membership to solicit articles and other contributions to the newsletter by various methods, including the regional lists and direct emailing. The Publications Officer is encouraged to create a website or other online archive to preserve past issues of the newsletter. The Publications Officer, as a Regional Program Director, is also required to make monthly Program Status Reports to the Vice Regional Coordinator (VRC) of Programming on the 5th of each month.

General Requirements:

  • Be a member of Starfleet in good standing for at least one year.
  • Be a member of a Chapter within Region 1. [NOTE: You don’t have to physically live within the region as long as you are a member of a chapter that is within the region.]
  • Preferably a DC on that chapter, or an “expert” on the subject matter (not required, but definitely a plus).
  • Passed OTS, OCC, and all SFDPP Courses as required by SFI.
  • Must have reliable internet access each day.
  • Must have reliable e‐mail access each day.
  • Access to both Facebook Messenger and Discord.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities (this could be on your ship or in real life or both).
  • Have pride and enthusiasm in Region 1.
  • The ability to perform dues in a timely and responsible manner. (While it is true that this is a volunteer position, you will have certain dues that MUST be done regularly.)
  • Willingness to invest personal time, effort, and possibly money (postage, etc.) to perform an important, but sometimes thankless, job for the benefit of Region One’s members.


  • Passed any SFA school that is within the RDC position’s subject. For instance if you are applying for the position in Sciences, you may want to take a course in the SFA Vulcan Academy of Science, etc.


How the each person runs her/his department is pretty much up to her/him. However there are certain duties that apply to ALL programs and departments. These include:

  • Make your program one that provides value and interest to the region!
  • Monthly reports to the RDC Director are due on or before the 5th of EVERY month. Missing 2 reports in a row will get you a warning. Missing 3 or more reports in a row is grounds for dismissal from the position. [BUT, the Program Attache’ Officer, can be very understanding if they know what they are being understanding about. If circumstances cause you to miss a report or two … don’t wait until you get a warning to call or write and say you have been very busy with something. Instead, you should send a message, e‐mail, or regular mail saying what is causing you to miss this report before it is due or as soon after it is due as possible.] Missing 3 reports in any one calendar year is grounds for dismissal.
  • Occasionally write an article for the Communique’ or Regional newsletter about something your regional department has done … i.e. take photos of the people at your meeting/party at the summit or a con and write about that meeting/party and submit it all to the CQ. You might be surprised, but they would love to have more articles like that.
  • While attending the Region 1 Summit and/or Con is not required, it would be great if you could! And while there, plan something for your contact people to do … a meeting for exchanging ideas, a gathering to get to know the DC’s better, or whatever you can think of … and take photos!!!! Write down names and addresses of those who attend so you can stay in contact with them. [NOTE: If you DO attend the R1 Summit, it is expected that you conduct some sort of panel on your subject matter.]
  • Stay in contact with those ships who provide you with names and addresses of a contact person. Don’t make communication a one way street. After a while your contact person will get red of sending in reports that he/she never knows arrived or not. When you get a report, let the person reporting know!
  • Choose Assistant(s) if necessary. Don’t try to do all the work yourself. Your assistant could help you contact each DC in the region (over a period of me), help you with a newsletter, help write the articles for the Channel One or Communique’ newsletters, be a photographer at conventions or summits, or stand in for you at meetings during summits or cons. It’s up to you to decide how many assistants you need and what their jobs will be. It’s always a great opportunity to get another person involved with the program and have a good sounding board for ideas! Never give the reporting duties to an assistant as YOU are the lead for the program and are personally responsible for filing reports.
  • Create a regional division logo if one is not already available. You don’t have to do this yourself, you could ask someone else to design it (we do have a Logos and Graphics Program after all), or have a contest to let others in the region submit their ideas of what the logo should look like.
  • Awards and certificates ‐ In addition to the Region One awards given out every year at the Summit, each program is strongly encouraged to create their own awards and certificates to give to deserving members of the region throughout the year. Give the awards interesting names and create criteria that you can print in your newsletter articles both before you give out the awards and when you give them out. People like being recognized for the work they do and it’s a good chance they will remain with you longer and be more productive. If you can’t do certificates on your own, contact the Program Attache’ Officer for assistance.
  • Create a page for the Regional website. The Regional Webmaster will assist you in this effort. Now this isn’t required, but if you have the expertise, you are welcome to create a website of your own and the Regional Webmaster will add a link to your site on the Region’s website. This is a good way to reach others in the region and spark interest. We do suggest that you discuss this with the Regional Webmaster prior to starting a website; they may be able to provide for your needs within the structure of the Regional site.
  • Create or participate in some project that fits in with your department or subject. (This is not required either, but if you can find a project that everyone who wants to participate in through the mail or e‐mail, it does tend to spark more interest in your area.)
  • Send a recent photo and a short bio about yourself if you are chosen for the Regional webpage.

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