South End Press Seeks Editor/Publisher (Brooklyn, NY)

South End Press

JOB OPENING: EDITOR / PUBLISHER/ MARKETING
Search begins April 2010. Application deadline July 30

South End Press is making moves. We have opened an office in Brooklyn, NY. And we’re hiring. We are currently seeking qualified applicants to join our small, majority women and majority people of color collective as Editor/Publisher.
You know how to bring attention to struggles and the people engaged in them. You love books. You care about social justice. Blend your avocation and vocation at South End Press, the 33-years-young political publisher of nonfiction books that advance critical thinking and action for radical social change. We are currently seeking qualified applicants to join our collective. With the other collective members, you would work to manage the business, acquire manuscripts, and edit, produce, and promote books. Interviews begin June 15, application deadline July 30. People of color and LGBTIQ people strongly encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications:
• Three years of publishing, editing, or promotions experience
• Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of progressive and radical politics
• Familiarity with progressive and radical media
• Demonstrated ability to manage and direct long-term projects with strict timelines
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Proficiency with computers, including experience with word-processing, desktop publishing, database, and spreadsheet software. Familiarity with Adobe software a plus.

Preferred qualifications:
• Knowledge of the book trade
• Organizing or media experience within communities of color and/or LGBTIQ communities
• Marketing or fundraising experience
• Experience working collectively

Responsible for:
• Working autonomously and collaboratively within a non-hierarchical structure
• Acquiring, editing, producing, and promoting non-fiction books on subjects such as: transnational feminisms, anti-racist activism, queer politics, international politics, green politics, anti-capitalist struggles, prison abolition
• Managing business departments (marketing/publicity to start, others e.g. production, rights, finances possible on a rotating basis)
• Sharing management of the business, including budgeting, collective decision-making, and office maintenance
• Communicating with current and potential authors and media contacts

Salary: $44,500
Additional 20% differential for editors with children or elders at home. Full health/dental benefits, public transit pass, four weeks paid vacation per year. People of color and LGBTIQ people strongly encouraged to apply. Send resume and cover letter, preferably in digital format and pdf if possible, to personnel@southendpress.org. Alternatively, you may send by post to: Personnel, South End Press, PO Box 24773, Brooklyn, NY 11202-4773 or FAX (800) 960-0078. NO PHONE INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

FIERCE seeks Executive Director

FIERCE

FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City.  Below is a job announcement for a new Executive Director:

Greetings FIERCE community,

As you may know, Rickke Mananzala will be leaving his position as FIERCE’s Executive Director later this year.  In his 6 years on FIERCE’s staff, Rickke has been a visionary leader who has helped to build an amazing organization of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC.  With Rickke’s leadership, the organization has expanded its membership, launched a national program, and won key campaign victories for LGBTQ youth of color and their communities.  We are thankful for Rickke’s many contributions and are excited for his next steps.

FIERCE is conducting a national search for a new Executive Director, and we need your support to find an experienced, committed, fabulous and humble leader to join the FIERCE team
! We hope that you will:

  • Forward the attached job announcement to people you think might be good candidates, and encourage them to apply.
  • Help spread the word by forwarding the job announcement link to your personal contacts, listservs, twitter, facebook: http://www.fiercenyc.org/index.php?s=83 (FIERCE ED Job Announcement Link)
  • Let us know if you have questions or ideas for candidates by emailing <edhc@fiercenyc.org>.

The ideal candidate is someone who is experienced and deeply committed to: youth-led organizing; movement-building; racial, economic and gender justice values; sustaining a positive and affirming organizational culture; and ensuring that the organization continues to grow and strengthen its overall systems to support the work.  We hope that you’ll be creative about your ideas for candidates, and help us spread the word that the search is on!

The next ED of FIERCE will be joining a strong team of staff, member leaders and board. They will also be helping to lead an organization that is respected nationally for its many accomplishments.  Over its 10 years, FIERCE has:

  • Trained over 250 LGBTQ youth of color leaders, many of whom have gone on to become leaders and organizers in other multi-generational social justice organizations in NYC and across the country.
  • Built a strong membership base of 1,200 LGBTQ youth of color, including homeless and low-income youth who have built and led campaigns.
  • Launched a national program to support LGBTQ youth organizing and leadership in broader social justice movement.
  • Won key victories, including: preventing displacement of LGBTQ youth of color from historically safe spaces in the West Village; maintaining the right to public space for LGBTQ youth of color; ensuring that more NYC resources are directed to the needs of homeless and low-income LGBTQ youth, and more!

We’re counting on you to help us spread the word.  For more information, or to apply, go to http://www.fiercenyc.org/index.php?s=83
In solidarity, Raquel, FIERCE board member

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

USSF: People’s Movement Assembly Video!

Get ready for the 2010 US Social Forum (USSF) in Detroit by holding a People’s Movement Assembly (PMA) with your organization, community, region, or sector! PMA’s are community meetings that are happening across the country from August 2009 until June 2010 to bring our visions, demands, and strategies to the 2010 USSF.

Go to http://ussf2010.org/pma for more info!  Video courtesy of Martina Bottinelli and USSF.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Call for applicants: Alston Bannerman Fellowship

The Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program, as part of the Center for Social Inclusion, is supporting long-time activists of color by giving them the resources to take time out for reflection and renewal. Fellows receive a $25,000 award to take sabbaticals of three months or more. More info:

The program seeks applicants whose work attacks root causes of inequity by organizing those affected to take strategic collective action, challenges the systems that perpetrate injustice and effect institutional and structural change, builds community capacity for democratic participation and develops grassroots leadership, acknowledges the cultural values of the community, creates accountable participatory structures in which community members have decision-making power, and contributes to building a movement for social change by making connections between issues, developing alliances with other constituencies, and collaborating with other organizations.

Visit www.alstonbannerman.org for complete program information. Deadline: April 13, 2010.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine