August 18, 2015 / Staff Management

First-year advisers can get guidance from the New Adviser Primer

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Taking on the job of yearbook adviser for the first time can be a daunting task.

We want all of our new advisers to be successful, which is why we created the New Adviser Primer – a resource specifically geared to helping first-year advisers get the information they need to begin the year right.

The New Adviser Primer covers everything from defining staff roles to getting started on a theme to coverage and numerous other fundamental yearbook topics.

You can download the New Adviser Primer here.

Advisers new on the job should also visit our New Advisers page, which provides links to content from around that will help you along the way this year. Good luck!

  • Zsanaé Davis Accatcha

    Hi Evan, I hope you are well. We met at the Adviser Academy last month. I love the Adviser primer, but none of the hyperlinks are working in the PDF. is there something I’m doing wrong or is it the document?

    • Evan Blackwell

      Hi Zsanae! Nothing you are doing wrong. The Primer PDF should have links in it, and right now it does not. I’ll get it fixed and try to get a new PDF posted later today. Thanks for catching that! – Evan

      • Evan Blackwell

        Updated version of the New Adviser Primer, with working hyperlinks, is now available on the page. Thanks!

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for and, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.