CultureStrike Managing Editor

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Posted 5.2.13

CultureStrike Managing Editor

The CULTURESTRIKE MANAGING EDITOR will build the CultureStrike website into a cutting edge online magazine at the intersection of arts and activism. The Managing Editor will work at the Asian American Writers' Workshop office in NY, three days a week. Salary dependent on experience. You will:

Pitch, write, assign, curate, and edit writing and art concerning the literary, political, and pop cultural life of immigrant America. Check out our developing site to get a sense of the topics and styles we've begun to cover, but these do not by any means exhaust the possibilities. Note that this is not a news outlet, though it will have political analysis. We will feature novelists, poets, essayists, critics, visual artists, musicians, avant-gardists, and organizers. We want to provide an alternative cultural response to the anti-immigrant crackdown. We want to be the BOMB or Cabinet or n+1 of immigration coverage.

Build and implement a vision of an alternative arts and culture magazine around immigration in close collaboration with AAWW Executive Director Ken Chen (Yale Younger Poet), CultureStrike Editorial Board Chair Andrew Hsiao (Verso Books, formerly of The Village Voice), the CultureStrike Editorial Board (poet and novelist Sesshu Foster, writer and broadcaster Carolina Gonzalez, scholar and essayist Aziz Rana, and others), CultureStrike editor Michelle Chen, and the CultureStrike coordinators (writer Jeff Chang, artist Favianna Rodriguez, Ken Chen, Andrew Hsiao).

Place content in prominent publications as part of our op-ed strategy to raise awareness on immigration.

ABOUT CULTURESTRIKE

CultureStrike is an artist-led initiative whose mission is to cultivate innovative collaborations between artists, writers, performers and other cultural workers to shift the national imagination on immigration. CultureStrike seeks to support a cultural movement for immigration justice. In 2010, we enlisted Salman Rushdie, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros, Naomi Klein and 300 other writers to boycott Arizona after the state passed the anti-immigrant law SB1070. In 2011, we brought 50 writers and artists to the Arizona-Mexico border, including Teju Cole, Daniel Alarcón, Wangechi Mutu, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Tania Bruguera. We're now building a national countercultural magazine of writers and artists responding to immigration politics. We have writing and art from Mike Davis, Jessica Hagedorn, Favianna Rodriguez, Wafaa Bilal and others--all we're missing is a great editor to build the capacity of the project. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds. Please see culturestrike.net to see our website.

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