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South End Press Hiring!

February 12, 2008

South End Press is currently seeking qualified applicants to join our small, majority women and majority people of color collective as Editor/Publisher/Financial Coordinator.


South End Press is currently seeking qualified applicants to join our small, majority women and majority people of color collective as Editor/Publisher/Financial Coordinator.
You know how to handle money. You care about social justice. Blend your avocation and vocation at South End Press, the 30-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 books. In your role as financial coordinator, you would coordinate our annual audit; create and manage budgets; and perform basic bookkeeping, including billing and collecting from customers, reporting on income and expenses, and paying bills and royalties. Interviews begin January 15, application deadline February 15. People of color and LGBTIQ people strongly encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications:
· Three years of publishing, editing, or financial 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.
· Proficiency with accounting procedures and software (Acumen familiarity a plus)
· Willingness to participate in upcoming relocation of the Press (job to be in Cambridge for at least a year; relocation cities currently under discussion are Chicago, Oakland, and Philadelphia)
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
· Managing business departments (finances to start, others e.g. production, rights, marketing/publicity 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 to: Personnel, South End Press, 7 Brookline Street, #1, Cambridge, MA 02139 or FAX (617) 547-1333 or email to southend@southendpress.org. No phone inquiries, please.

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