Work for Labor Notes!

Labor Notes is accepting applications for two positions in our New York office. We are looking for people with experience in the labor movement and demonstrated capacities as organizational leaders. Start date is in January. A commitment to rank-and-file unionism is a must.

Assistant Editor

Write, solicit, and edit articles for our monthly magazine and daily blog, and follow a number of beats (specific unions, industries, or topics), along with some organizing and administrative responsibilities. The editors plan coverage, set deadlines, and work with on-staff and off-staff authors to produce a fast-paced and diverse flow of stories. Proficiency in copy editing and excellent writing are required, as is news sense.

Like all staff, the assistant editor develops areas of expertise and keeps in close touch with beat contacts. All staff also work on our biannual conference and our Troublemakers Schools and other events.

Useful skills: Spanish, familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and other layout and design software, experience with Salesforce, Drupal, Quickbooks Online, web design, conference and event organizing, promotion, fundraising, and administration.

Requirements: In addition to regular office hours, there are conferences, weekend schools, speaking trips, demonstrations, and other events to attend and sometimes organize.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Generous benefits and vacation are provided. Please send resume and cover letter to jobs[at]labornotes[dot]org.

Assistant Director

Work with Director Mark Brenner to oversee strategic planning, budgeting, project management, and staff coordination. Coordinate and sometimes facilitate stand-alone trainings and workshops, as well as ongoing support and consulting, for local unions and caucuses. Build and maintain connections with rank-and-file activists across the country. Lead fundraising, including major donors and foundation grants. Plan and execute promotional campaigns for Labor Notes publications and events, and maintain connections between staff and off-staff leaders.

Like all staff, the assistant director writes for the monthly magazine and daily blog and recruits others to do so, developing areas of expertise and keeping in close touch with beat contacts. All staff also work on our biannual conference and our Troublemakers Schools and other events.

Useful skills: Spanish, familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and other layout and design software, experience with Salesforce, Drupal, Quickbooks Online, web design, conference and event organizing, promotion, fundraising, and administration.

Requirements: In addition to regular office hours, there are conferences, weekend schools, speaking trips, demonstrations, and other events to attend and sometimes organize.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Generous benefits and vacation are provided. Please send resume and cover letter to jobs[at]labornotes[dot]org.