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I-Connect007 is expanding its editorial department. The No. 1 source of information for the PCB design, fabrication and assembly/EMS markets is seeking an experienced editor to help us take our publications to the next level.
“We work hard, but we have a lot of fun,” said Andy Shaughnessy, managing editor of The PCB Design Magazine and PCBDesign007. “The right candidate will have industry experience and enjoy working independently and with teams in a systems-based environment.”
Do you have the following qualifications?
- Strong writing, editing and grammar skills
- Electronics industry experience a plus
- Ability to work independently in a virtual environment
- Ability to manage multiple deadlines
- Great organizational and project management skills
- At least five years of editing and writing experience, with clips or links of published content
- Degree in Journalism, English or Communications preferred
- Familiarity with AP style
This editor will manage content for I-Connect007 properties on a daily basis.
Candidates should have fantastic communication skills (in person and electronically), and be able to work well with other team members and customers located around the globe.
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Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
The big news in the industry this week was the new bill introduced to the U.S. Congress in support of the PCB manufacturing industry. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which was introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), incentivizes “purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development.” The bill is a PCB-oriented complement to the semiconductor-oriented CHIPS Act of 2021.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
There’s been a lot of talk among PCB manufacturers about the need to upskill their workforce. But where do you start—do you set up your own program or send staff to third-party training centers? We asked David Hernandez, IPC vice president of education, to weigh in on this topic, and the criteria that goes into creating IPC training programs. In addition to upskilling strategies, David also delves into the need for our industry to develop a labor pipeline, as well as the challenges we face in hiring, training, and retaining employees in this industry during a tight labor market.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
It certainly seems that our times continue to be interesting, don’t they? Just how many different flavors of supply chain disruption can we come up with? Investment on the supply side needs to increase, but the size of the labor force needs to increase even more, if we want to accomplish the task of the buildout itself, let alone running the facilities properly.