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Editor at Union Newspaper in NYC

Clarion, the newspaper of the teachers’ union local at the City University of New York, is hiring for the position of editor. The Professional Staff Congress (PSC), Local 2334 of the American Federation of Teachers, is a progressive union representing more than 20,000 faculty and professional staff at the 22 campuses of the City University of New York (CUNY). (Current issue can be seen online at psc-cuny.org/clarion; PDF of the print edition is at psc-cuny.org/clarion-PDF.)

In recent issues, Clarion has reported on:
o how the suit against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy was shaped by CUNY faculty research
o how CUNY students are affected by the unstable schedules of retail work
o the PSC’s “impossible” victory on health care coverage for adjunct faculty
o organizing against “militarization of the university,” and how a faculty vote ended the ROTC program at one CUNY college

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 work on the PSC’s website, email newsletter, & social media
• 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: Monday, February 9, 2015

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and clips, by email to pyoung@pscmail.org
or by postal mail to:
Patricia Young
Professional Staff Congress
61 Broadway, 15th floor
NY, NY 10006

E-mail: pyoung@pscmail.org
Phone: 212-354-1252
Fax: 212-302-7815

The PSC is an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, LGBT people and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Details about the position and how to apply are also listed at unionjobs.com/listing.php?id=5788.


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