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

Senior Art Editor

Guernica is now accepting applications for a senior art editor. The senior art editor’s primary responsibility is to commission, curate, and edit engaging, time-sensitive editorial content, while coordinating the production of pieces. Magazine issues are published twice monthly.

The senior art editor will have a strong interest in political, radical, and all manner of thought-provoking art, photography, film, and performance, as well as a deep familiarity with the art world (including art publishing and upcoming art books and exhibitions), writer contacts, and a drive to find new talent. The candidate will have excellent writing, interviewing, and analytical skills, with an eye for detail. They will be expected to work ten hours a week, and to attend staff meetings, held on the second Tuesday of every month in NYC.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to with the job title in the subject.

Social Media Co-Director

The Social Media Co-Director is responsible for managing Guernica‘s social media streams: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Day-to-day responsibilities include writing and editing social media copy, working closely with the publishing team to handle event promotions, and devising a social media strategy for each biweekly issue. This co-director works primarily with issues and archives, but will work closely with the co-director who is primarily responsible for marketing and promotion efforts. The position demands an attention to detail and a strong curatorial sense. The social media director also works with the managing editor on the internship program. The time commitment is roughly 5-10 hours a week; more when promotion events and special issues roll around.


  • 1+ year managing professional social media accounts, especially Twitter and Facebook (Tumblr experience heavily preferred)
  • 1+ years copy-editing experience.
  • An ability to leap on marketing opportunities and content promotion with very short notice.
  • ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • strong communication skills.
  • a desire to teach; working with interns is a big part of the job.
  • Creativity enough to dream up fresh content promotion strategies in a fast-moving media and publishing environment.


  • 1+ years experience managing a small team
  • contacts across book publishers, newspapers, literary journals, and authors.
  • familiarity with design tools, including Photoshop, InDesign, etc.

The social media director must be based in New York City or within commuting distance.

Please send cover letter and resume to

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.