Guernica Fellowship Program

We are pleased to announce that Guernica is looking for applicants to join its winter/spring fellowship, which will be conducted remotely. The program, which runs from the beginning of January through June 2021, aims to provide deep training in magazine editing and production. We estimate the weekly time commitment to be from ten to fifteen hours. Up to six emerging writers, editors, and multimedia journalists will be selected for a six-month fellowship, which will include:

– Opportunities to work across the editorial planning and production cycle of the magazine
– Fact-checking, formatting, and copy editing
– Reading submissions
– Assisting with publicity and social media
– Opportunities to pitch pieces for publication

– Mentorship from senior staff and training from industry professionals

Our focus when reviewing applications will be on finding emerging writers, journalists, and editors with clear passion for digital publishing and literary reportage, and evident intellectual curiosity. Applicants must be able to attend virtual meetings which are held in Eastern Standard Time.

The application is available on Submittable. To submit, please include:

1) A resumé.
2) A cover letter with biographical information, including related experiences, why you want the fellowship, and how it relates to your professional ambitions.

2) A three- to five-page writing sample or link to portfolio of multimedia work; both published and unpublished work is fine.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the reading period will close on 11/18/20.

We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and individuals who may contribute to the diversity of our perspectives to apply. For any questions, please contact: grace@guernicamag.com

 

Events and Marketing Assistant

Love talking about books? Hearing writers talk shop? Want to see more of the books and authors you love get the spotlight? Or have you just always been interested in events but never known how, exactly, those happen? Come be our Events and Marketing Assistant!

The Events and Marketing Assistant will report to the Events Director, and work primarily to support them. This will include developing ideas, topics, and themes for events, outreach to potential participants, and event production (exclusively digital for the foreseeable future). Familiarity with Zoom is required and a knowledge of other digital event platforms a plus. The Events and Marketing Assistant will also assist the Marketing Director develop branding and merchandising opportunities, assist in tracking and submitting the magazine’s work for awards and media coverage, and contribute to the development of original content for Guernica‘s Bookshop storefront.

Applicants should be familiar with Guernica and its ethos. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our perspectives to apply.

This is a volunteer position. Commitment ranges from 2-5 hours a week. Applicants should send a resumé, brief bio, and a paragraph or two explaining why this position would be meaningful to you (this is the part we care about the most!) to events@guernicamag.com with the subject “Events Assistant Applicant – [Your Name]”