When the APA hires its new webmaster (ahem), it should consider rethinking how it publishes the Jobs for Philosophers. Since there is an electronic copy of the job listings already, the site should be redesigned to allow searches of the ads. There is a fair amount of standardization to a typical JFP ad already: nearly all ads list rank, AOS, AOC, an application deadline, a geographic region, and a teaching load. (And if an ad doesn’t, then it should.) So why not design the form for advertisers to fill out (online, of course) with an eye to standardizing the order in which this information appears in an ad? This would help the humans reading through them and, from these standardized terms, you’ll have the key terms for searching the listings.
What’s more, a little thought to the design and a paypal / credit card link for advertisers to pay their fees, and the whole thing could be online and automated. Moreover, since the job advertisers are paying you, get rid of the paper copy and put the whole thing online, free, out from behind the subscriptions wall. Worried about lost revenue? Sell ad links to publishers, (say), or automate that, too.
What do you say, APA?