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Guernica magazine is a volunteer-driven organization and all positions listed below are unpaid.

Guernica is seeking a senior nonfiction editor

Primary job responsibilities are as follows:

1. Edit 1-2 original nonfiction features per month. This entails working closely with contributing writers to refine their work and reporting, and engaging in a rigorous editing process with a mind toward tone, quality of prose, and factual accuracy. This role requires editors to work confidently across an array of subjects and styles, so versatility and intellectual curiosity are key among the attributes we’re after.

2. Cultivate relationships with writers, through publishers, publicists, events, and organizations of interest, and ideally bring a stable of potential contributors to the role. Keep up to date on political and social issues, as well as literary and artistic happenings to encourage content that is timely and relevant.

3. Regularly assist in screening unsolicited submissions and responding to queries in a timely fashion.

The ideal candidate has significant experience editing and writing for magazines, newspapers, and/or literary journals, and strong interest in global social and political issues, the creative arts, and the perspectives of underrepresented populations. The position will require roughly ten hours per week, though varies depending on production cycles.

Guernica seeks motivated team-players, eager to help diversify and strengthen the nonfiction section, as well as the magazine as a whole. All staff members are expected to attend editorial meetings, held on alternate Thursday evenings in NYC.

This position reports to the senior nonfiction editor. Guernica is a volunteer-driven publication and all editorial positions are unpaid. Send resume, cover letter, and references to katie@guernicamag.com by October 10, 2014.

Guernica is seeking an interviews editor

Primary job responsibilities are as follows:

1. Produce 2-3 long-form interviews per month with artists, activists, and cultural and political figures. This entails generating ideas for interview subjects, soliciting pitches and submissions from writers, and engaging in a rigorous editorial process with writers to produce compelling, high-quality Q&As and interview introductions for bi-monthly publication. Interviews editors are also encouraged to conduct interviews themselves, as needed or desired.

2. Cultivate relationships with writers, as well as potential interview subjects, through publishers, publicists, events, and organizations of interest. Maintain pulse on political and social issues, as well as literary and artistic happenings (book releases, museum exhibitions), to encourage content that is timely and relevant.

3. Assist in vetting cold submissions, assist with copy-editing and fact-checking, and occasionally provide editorial assistance to other sections of the magazine.

Significant experience editing and writing for magazines, newspapers, and/or literary journals is required, as is a strong interest in global social and political issues, the creative arts, and the perspectives of underrepresented populations.

Guernica seeks motivated team-players, eager to help diversify and strengthen the interviews section, as well as the magazine as a whole. All staff members are expected to attend editorial meetings, held on alternate Thursday evenings in NYC.

This position reports to the senior interviews editor. Guernica is a volunteer-driven publication and all editorial positions are unpaid. Send resume, cover letter, and references to meara@guernicamag.com by October 10th, 2014.

Publishing Internship – Fall 2014

Guernica is now accepting applications for our fall publishing internship program (September 15th to December 2014).

Publishing interns provide administrative support to the publishing team and primary responsibilities include building and updating databases, communicating with Guernica supporters and partners, helping to organize Guernica readings and special events (including our 10th anniversary gala on November 5th), supporting marketing and publicity efforts, and providing general administrative support during our 10th anniversary year. Publishing interns must be available to work between ten and fifteen hours per week at the Guernica office and are expected to attend editorial meetings, held on alternate Thursday evenings in NYC. Because we are an all-volunteer publication, internships are unpaid; however, they may be used for academic credit. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in the business side of magazine publishing.

Interested applicants should send their resume and a brief cover letter to publisher@guernicamag.com with the subject line “Fall Publishing Internship” no later than August 28, 2014.

Who We Are

Guernica is an award-winning magazine published twice monthly by an all-volunteer staff. We give equal weight to reportage, polemic, and criticism of domestic and international affairs alongside first-person narrative, fiction, poetry, and visual art from established and emerging artists and authors. Works from the magazine have been selected as Notable Essays for The Best American Essays 2012 and for Best of the Net 2012, and we’re a 2013 Utne Media Awards Nominee for top Social/Cultural Coverage. Contributors come from dozens of countries and write in nearly as many languages. They include acclaimed writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Bei Dao, J. Malcom Garcia, Mark Dowie, Lis Harris, Zadie Smith, Dambisa Moyo, Aleksandar Hemon, Edith Grossman, Tariq Ali, Susie Linfield, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Lorraine Adams, José Saramago, Rivka Galchen, and many others.

Guernica is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses, including people who have been previously incarcerated.