Posted On: August 15, 2011

Journalism Job

Media Organization: NACLA - North American Congress on Latin America

Company Description

NACLA is a progressive independent organization, founded in 1966, dedicated to increasing understanding of social conditions and social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean and of U.S. involvement in the region. We do this primarily through NACLA Report on the Americas and our website, NACLA Report on the Americas is the most widely read English language publication on Latin America and is a two-time winner of the Utne Independent Press Award for Best International Coverage. NACLA is committed to a diverse workplace and welcomes applications from women, LGBTQ candidates, people of color, and people of various physical abilities.

Job Description

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) seeks a full-time
co-editor to produce 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 strong background in magazine
journalism as well as Latin American studies. Working together with a
co-editor in our New York office, the candidate will perform the following

* Planning, in consultation with an Editorial Committee, a year¹s worth of
thematically focused issues

* Assigning and editing all sections of the magazine

* Collaborating with the other co-editor on copyediting, fact-checking, and
proofreading all sections of the magazine

* Photo and illustration editing, caption writing

* Maintaining an editorial internship program (at least one intern per

* 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

* Planning events in the New York area to promote the magazine, such as
author lectures or media appearances

Salary: $35,000. Full health and dental coverage. Start date: September 2011
(if not sooner). Minimum one-year commitment.

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

* 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

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (published or otherwise)
to No phone calls, please. Deadline: Friday, September
16, 2011.

Women, people of color, LGBTQI, and people of various physical abilities are
strongly encouraged to apply.


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