Associate Editor

Posted On: November 22, 2010

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: NACLA

Company Description

NACLA is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 that works toward a world where the nations and peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean are free from oppression and injustice, and enjoy a relationship with the United States based on mutual respect, free from economic and political subordination. To that end, our mission is to provide information and analysis on the region, and we do this in the form of the bimonthly magazine NACLA Report on the Americas. For more on our history, see

Job Description

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) seeks a full-time Associate Editor to assist the Editor in producing our bimonthly magazine on Latin American politics and U.S. relations with the region, NACLA Report on the Americas ( The ideal candidate will have a background in both Latin American studies and magazine journalism. Working in our New York office, the Associate Editor will perform the following tasks:

* Assigning and editing the Reviews section and the media-critique column
* Collaborating with the Editor on copyediting, fact-checking, and proofreading all sections of the magazine
* Photo and illustration editing, caption writing
* Establishing and moderating a new NACLA blog with three or four contributors
* Maintaining an editorial internship program (one intern per semester)
* Collecting author contracts and performing post-publication duties, including uploading each issue to our website, handling contributor payments and thank-you letters, and maintaining general author communications
* Convening and planning bimonthly meetings of the NACLA editorial committee
* Planning events in the New York area to promote the magazine, such as author lectures or media appearances

Required qualifications:

* Copyediting experience, preferably with The Chicago Manual of Style
* Solid research skills and familiarity with fact-checking
* Excellent written English
* Knowledge of Latin American politics and history, as well as U.S. policy toward the region
* Familiarity with Macintosh computers and the editing tools in Microsoft Word
* Compatibility with the goals and perspective of NACLA

Preferred qualifications:

* Fluency in Spanish
* Academic training in Latin American studies
* Familiarity with Adobe InDesign
* Knowledge of HTML and online content-management systems

Salary: $32,000. Full health and dental coverage. Start date: February 2011 (if not sooner). Minimum one-year commitment. Women, people of color, LGBTQI, and people of various physical abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Send résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples (published or otherwise) to No phone calls, please. Deadline: Monday, January 17, 2011.

To Apply

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