APS seeking editor for The American Philatelist, Philatelic Literature Review

The American Philatelic Society (APS) is seeking a new editor for its flagship publication, The American Philatelist.

In addition to serving the APS’ full-colour, 100-page monthly magazine, the editor will also lead the publication of the quarterly Philatelic Literature Review, which is published by the society’s sister organization, the American Philatelic Research Library.

Working with a staff of three, the editor’s job is to “shape each magazine” to cover a wide range of philatelic topics. The editor and staff will also develop the society’s branding, including its website, monthly e-newsletter, social media, advertisements, logos, show cancels and brochures.

According to the APS blog, in the next two years, the APS and APRL will make investments to “increase and improve its web presence across platforms” through the editorial staff.

This position reports to APS Executive Director Scott English and requires relocation to work at the society’s headquarters in Bellefonte, Pa. The salary range is between $60,000 USD and $70,000 USD depending on prior qualifications.

For consideration, send a cover letter, resume and at least two samples of prior work to English at scott@stamps.org by Sept. 7. The desired start date is no later than Oct. 9.


  • A bachelor’s degree, preferred in Journalism, English, or History
  • Experience with editing, graphic and layout
  • Proficiency with InDesign and Photoshop
  • Strong organizational skills, this is a deadline-driven position

According to the APS, the desired candidate will also have knowledge of philately and the philatelic world; supervisory experience; and demonstration of attention to detail and problem-solving skills.


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