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Join the SAJA board!

2023-11-13 3:25 PM | Mihir Zaveri (Administrator)

Care about how the media covers South Asia? Interested in making a difference in the journalism industry? Then run for a position on the SAJA board!

We will have five open positions on the SAJA board for the two-year term beginning in 2024. Read on to see how to become a candidate.

What you need to know:

  • Only Full Members are eligible to run for a position on the board. Associate Members and Student Members are NOT eligible to contest. 
  • It's important to bring a spirit of teamwork and leadership -- skills that you will develop while serving your term!
  • Be prepared to commit between 3 to 5 hours each week on activities ranging from organizing events to judging applications for awards and scholarships. 
  • Board members elected by the board to serve as part of SAJA’s Executive Committee (i.e., president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and communications officer) will be required to contribute more.
  • Board members serve as volunteers without compensation. 
  • All board members will be required to attend (preferably in person) four to six board meetings held throughout the year. Board meetings last anywhere from half an hour to several hours.

How to run:

Each candidate must complete this form, portions of which will be made public to all SAJA members. The completed form, which includes a candidates statement, must be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023.

Once the statements are posted online, votes will be gathered through online voting and in-person voting at SAJA’s annual members’ meeting on Dec. 8. Candidates who win the largest number of votes will be ranked in order to fill the open positions, with the election results announced at the annual meeting.

For questions about running or serving on the board, email Mihir Zaveri at

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