Editor/Publisher of WIN Magazine
The War Resisters League is seeking a seeking a self-motivated, professional, and skilled half-time Editor/Publisher to produce and manage (in consultation with Publications Committee) all phases of our quarterly publication, WIN Magazine.
As one of the leading radical voices in the antiwar movement, we challenge military recruitment and war profiteering, organize nonviolent direct action, support conscientious objectors and GI resisters, and offer on-the-ground tools to end the current war and all wars. Our current work includes the Not Your Soldier Project, local and regional antiwar organizing projects and work to help build and sustain a national movement supporting GI resisters.
The responsibilities of the job include: planning articles, contacting potential authors and soliciting articles and graphics, editing copy, writing news briefs as needed, coordinating magazine production and printing, overseeing magazine's budget, working with database manager on subscription system, overseeing magazine website, and soliciting advertising, as well as sharing general office duties with other staff
The ideal candidate will have: substantial editorial experience and knowledge of magazine or newsletter production and management; excellent writing, word processing and e-mail skills; commitment to nonviolence and the philosophy of the War Resisters League; willingness to work in collective staff environment; and knowledge of movements for peace and justice. Experience with desktop publishing software a plus.
WIN, the primary publication of the War Resisters League, is a 32-page quarterly magazine of information and thought-provoking pieces on national and international issues from a pacifist perspective. WIN also keeps the WRL membership and other readers informed about the activities and resources of the War Resisters League.
This is a half-time (20 hours/week plus occasional evening and weekend meetings) salaried position. Yearly salary is $18,925, with full benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation and a pension contribution of five percent beginning in the second year.
WRL is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women, people of color and LGBT people are especially encouraged to apply. The WRL office, however, is located on the second floor and thus is not accessible to wheelchairs or people with ambulatory issues. Applicants should also be advised that there is an office cat.
The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity. We are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of the causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of human exploitation.
Please send cover letter and resume to: wrl [at] warresisters.org by June 21, 2008 with "WIN Job Search" in the subject line. You can also fax your application to 212.228.6193.