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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 a 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 will vary 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 executive nonfiction editor. Guernica is a volunteer-driven publication and all editorial positions are unpaid. Send resume, cover letter, and references to nonfiction@guernicamag.com by August 10th, 2015.

Guernica is seeking an executive nonfiction editor

Primary job responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Work closely with the magazine’s stable of nonfiction editors. This entails providing guidance on particular pieces and projects, and vetting drafts with a mind toward tone, quality of prose, and factual accuracy before they are submitted to Guernica’s editor-in-chief and managing editor for publication. This role requires editors to work confidently across an array of subjects and styles, so versatility, intellectual curiosity, and wonderful taste are key among the attributes we’re after.
  2. Develop and maintain a nonfiction editorial calendar, lead sporadic meetings of the magazine’s nonfiction staff, and track progress. The executive editor will act as manager of the features section, overseeing junior and senior editors. Impeccable organizational skills and an eye for detail are essential.
  3. Keep up to date on political and social issues, as well as literary and artistic happenings to encourage content that is timely and relevant.
  4. 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 a 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 will vary 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.

Guernica is a volunteer-driven publication and all editorial positions are unpaid. Send resume, cover letter, and references to nonfiction@guernicamag.com by August 10th, 2015.

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.