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Seeking Northern News editors

By Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP, editor

Northern News needs editors. This publication has been a staple for northern California planners for 60 years. It matured from a printed, mailed newsletter to an online PDF to a digital online magazine. Along the way it grew in content, quality, and readership, and now has more than 3,000 readers per issue.

The editors determine newsletter content, length, and appearance. Our current associate editors are graduating, and after 16 years as editor-in-chief, I’m looking to ease up. Are you up for either of these roles?

As a Northern News editor, you are either learning on the job or giving back to your profession. There are discrete tasks to complete, but if you are organized, have a good command of English grammar, and can spend time on the newsletter 10 times per year, you’re a candidate for an editor.

Please email your interest, your degree of availability, and a brief mention of relevant background or skills to our Section Director-elect, Michael Cass, at, with a copy to me at

We look forward to hearing from you.

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