Study Journalism in The Heart of NYC

Study Journalism in The Heart of NYC


American Library Association - Chicago, IL
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Post Date:Dec 10, 2021Type:Full time
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Location: United States - Illinois - Chicago Job Reference:
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American Libraries magazine, the flagship membership publication of the American Library Association, seeks an Associate Editor to join the editorial and production team that produces the magazine, Call Number podcast, American Libraries website, American Libraries Direct e-newsletter, and other media products.

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Associate Editor will be responsible for:

- Editing, fact checking, and packaging print and digital articles

- Reporting and writing posts, news, and event coverage for American Libraries media products

- Hosting and producing the magazine’s monthly Call Number with American Libraries podcast, interviewing podcast guests, and planning content with a team of collaborators

- Developing story ideas for pitch meetings

- Proofreading copy in accordance with style

- Meeting deadlines while balancing competing priorities

- Contributing to the magazine’s and podcast’s social media presence

- Recruiting and working with freelance writers and other contributors

Starting salary range from the high 40s; negotiable based on experience and qualifications. ALA offers a 35-hour work week, excellent benefit package including low-cost medical/dental insurance, retirement annuity and generous paid vacation.

These positions are based in Chicago, IL. ALA staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will resume in-person work at ALA's offices downtown when it is safe to do so. The selected candidate(s) will need to live in Illinois.


Apply online including a résumé, cover letter, three writing samples, and link to audio/podcast production clip. 


Send résumé, cover letter, three writing samples and link to audio/podcast production clip. 


American Library Association

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The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer:  Disability/Veteran



- Minimum of three years editorial experience in trade, consumer, college, or nonprofit media

- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, media studies, or related area

- Knowledge of basic content management systems, podcasting/audio tools and software, and the online environment

- InCopy and WordPress experience a plus

- Interest in working in a creative, collegial, team-oriented environment

- Master’s in library science or prior library work experience a plus

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Contact Information
American Library Association - Chicago, IL
Adriane Alicea
225 north Michigan ave
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
Ph: 3122802468

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