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Intro to Scrap

Scrap is the bimonthly magazine of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association with more than 1,600 member companies that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, glass, textiles, rubber, and plastics.

Scrap has a threefold purpose:

  • To provide practical and useful information to scrap professionals through articles and columns that will increase the profitability of their businesses. The editorial content of Scrap is designed to stimulate—to help scrap professionals manage all aspects of their businesses more successfully. Each issue communicates a variety of ideas to achieve that objective.
  • To provide an editorial environment that will complement the sales message and help enhance advertisers' profits. A quality editorial product provides additional credence and credibility to each advertisement in the magazine. Scrap wants its advertisers to be profitable and realizes that the editorial setting and target readership it provides are key ingredients to that success.
  • To ensure that Scrap generates sufficient income to cover all of its costs, as well as to support ISRI in conducting other education, information, and research programs to benefit the association’s membership. Scrap is located within the ISRI headquarters and can be reached at:

Scrap
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-5610

If you wish to contact a Scrap staff member by phone, fax, or e-mail, here's everything you need to know.

Scrap Staff

Publisher
Kent Kiser
Phone: (202) 662-8547
Fax: (202) 626-0947
E-mail: kentkiser@scrap.org

Production Manager/Scrap Magazine
Marian Weiss
Phone: (202) 662-8545
Fax: (202) 626-0945
E-mail: marianweiss@scrap.org

Advertising, Production & Circulation Associate
Valerie Hillyer
Phone: (202) 662-8540
Fax: (202) 626-0940
E-mail: valeriehillyer@scrap.org

Editor-in-Chief
Rachel H. Pollack
Phone: (202) 662-8543
Fax: (202) 626-0943
E-mail: rachelpollack@scrap.org

Advertising Sales Director
Bob Emery
Phone: (440) 268-0501
Mobile: (216) 832-5927
Fax: (440) 268-0502
E-mail: bobemery@scrap.org

Director, Web Services
Tanishia Martin
Phone: (202) 662-8539
Fax: (202) 626-0939
E-mail: tanishiamartin@isri.org


Senior Editor

Deirdre Bannon
Phone: (202) 662-8524
Fax: (202) 626-0924
E-mail: deirdrebannon@scrap.org

Associate Editor
Diana Mota
Phone: (202) 662-8531
Fax: (202) 626-0931
E-mail: dianamota@scrap.org

Scrap Writer's Guidelines

Though Scrap is predominantly staff-written, the magazine does hire freelance writers. Most assignments are multisource features that focus on topics of interest and importance to scrap recyclers, such as new scrap processing and handling equipment, environmental regulations and legislation, market trends, management and operational techniques, and more. Scrap pays $600-$1,000 depending on the length and difficulty of the assignment. Payment upon acceptance. Byline given.

Writers interested in freelance assignments with Scrap should mail a letter of interest and at least two feature clips to Scrap, Attn: Kent Kiser, 1615 L Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-5610 .

Scrap uses two to three photographers and two to five artists per issue. Photography assignments usually involve taking 35mm or 2 1/4-inch color images of scrap processing and consuming facilities, including materials, operating equipment, and personnel. Scrap usually pays $600-$1,000, plus expenses, for a one-day shoot. Payment upon receipt of images. While Scrap usually buys first rights, full rights are occasionally sought. Credit line given.

Most artworks are four-color pieces designed to accompany a specific article, with concepts suggested by Scrap and its art director. Scrap usually pays $500-$1,500 per illustration/artwork, depending on the assignment. Payment upon receipt of finished artwork. While Scrap usually buys first rights, full rights are occasionally sought. Credit line given.

Photographers and artists interested in assignments with Scrap should mail a letter of interest and brochures/printed samples of their work to Scrap, Attn: Kent Kiser, 1615 L Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-5610.