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Community Newsletters
Goals, Guidelines and Requirements
Nebraska Community Websites is a project that is funded by Community Sponsors. Acceptable businesses and groups purchase banner advertising that is displayed across Cass and Sarpy counties in Nebraska. City or Village municipal information, Meeting Minutes and the What's New Section. Articles from local Editors provide value in the form of genuine hometown fresh content that gives visitors a reason to return frequently.

Be an Editor!
We want you to consider being an Editor for your Community Newsletter.
If you can send an email, you have the all the tools you need for the basics.
It is our job to make it fun, rewarding, and easy to manage even with a busy schedule.
A perfect Editor is someone that enjoys writing, is proud of their Community, knows the folks in town well enough to ask what is new. Good candidates are Seniors with a talent for writing and a little extra time, Mature and dependable Students that have a nose for News, Stay-at-Home Moms that have a little time before the kids get home from school, and you. Go ahead and send an application, no commitment.
We will talk with you and answer all your questions!

The goal of the Community Newsletter is to acquire and distribute relevant, accurate, valuable and/or entertaining information that supports and promotes the quality of life in small town Nebraska. News worthiness is subjective but it will probably be defined as timely information that is 1) relevant to the specific community, 2) is useful or entertaining and 3) supports a theme that is positive and/or promotes small town life style and/or values. When in doubt, trivial will be considered valuable if it communicates the culture of Small Town Nebraska.

The development of Editorial style has several benefits and is encouraged. Style makes crafting your Newsletters more artistic and more enjoyable. It makes your work more enjoyable to read. If we discover that friends and neighbors look forward to your newsletters, then we will be able to say that you are definitely a successful editor. For inspiration on this subject of style, I suggest reading Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion".

Newsletters should be a minimum of 3 Paragraphs, should touch on a minimum of 3 Topics, and be less than 2 pages in length. The Newsletter ideally should be able to fit on one side of an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, such that a person could print it and stick it on the fridge, or next to the breakfast cereal bowl. The Newsletter should refrain from trying to compete with existing sources of Hard News, and should be what it can do well, which is to communicate small town topics, and ideas to the folks that value such topics and ideas. We recognize that CNN and the Wall Street Journal are not interested in our local Boy Scouts, or the 4H and or the Church Bake sale, and that provides our opportunity to provide value. We will not try to further any political or religious agenda. Not because they are not valuable or relevant, but because we cannot be fair to all sides and we will make every attempt to be fair and avoid conflict.

All Newsletters will be Edited before they are published, by a Senior Editor in and Editorial changes are final.
All Newsletters need to be received before 8:01 am on the Deadline Day. Honesty is absolutely critical. Fabrication in any form is grounds for contract termination. If an editor desires to embellish a story, or use a certain whimsical license for effect or flair that departure from the truth needs to be made clear when the Newsletter is submitted for approval.

Independent Contractor Relationship
If you agree to accept the responsibility for Community Newsletter Editor, you will become an independent contractor for Nebraska Community Websites, a division of WireBuilt Company a Nebraska Sole Proprietorship wholly owned by Irina Harrington Louisville, NE 68037 402-968-0821. At no time will you be an employee of any kind, and as such there will be no deductions made from any monies paid you for completed work. You will be solely responsible for any and all taxes and there will be no benefits paid beyond the monies earned for Accepted Newsletters.

Contract Termination
Contracts can be terminated by Editors for any reason. Contracts can be terminated by Nebraska Community Websites, for significant violation of Editor Rules and/or Requirements.

Nebraska Community Websites Project is sponsored in part by:
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