Union Newspaper Editor

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

UNION NEWSPAPER EDITOR

The Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local 2334, is a progressive, activist union representing more than 27,000 faculty and staff at The City University of New York (CUNY). The PSC’s newspaper, Clarion, has been frequently named as the best local union paper in the US. (Past issues are online at psc-cuny.org/clarion/back-issues.) This is a professional, unionized position. The PSC is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities:

-Manage production of Clarion, the PSC’s newspaper, 9 issues per year

  • Supervise Associate Editor, Clarion designer and freelancers
  • Develop story list for each issue
  • Consult with union officers and staff
  • Edit all copy for each issue and write some articles
  • Oversee design and layout; arrange for photography and illustrations
  • Manage distribution of Clarion
  • Handle administrative duties, such as budgeting and processing invoices

-Manage Clarion online edition
-Work as part of a communications team
-Participate in local and national labor media organizations

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the production process of a periodical
  • Excellent writing, reporting and editing skills
  • Experience with the labor movement or with community or political organizing
  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and to be deadline and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of standard office software
  • Photography skills/ Photoshop experience a plus
  • Interest in being part of a progressive union staff team

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree
  • 7+ years writing and related experience for a periodical
  • At least 3 work references

Salary: $100,000+ depending on experience; comprehensive benefit package.

Application deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and clips to:
Patricia Young
Professional Staff Congress
61 Broadway, 15th floor
NY, NY 10006
Phone: 212-354-1252
E-mail:pyoung@pscmail.org
Fax: 212-302-7815