Associate Publisher

  • Full-time
  • Chicago

Website inthesetimesmag In These Times

In These Times, a national, monthly print magazine and website that has covered politics and social movements from the left since 1976, is seeking an Associate Publisher to join our management team.
Deadline to apply: Monday, April 19

In These Times, a nonprofit, monthly print magazine and website that has covered politics, social movements and culture from the left since 1976, is looking for someone to join our management team as the Associate Publisher. This person will be a key part of helping grow the organization and navigating the changing world of media, in which our model of nonprofit, reader-supported journalism is becoming increasingly important. This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about social change and progressive media, as well as the ins and outs of how nonprofit media functions, survives and thrives.

We’re looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience as a business manager or project manager. Experience working with nonprofit media and/​or political or social justice organizations is a plus, but not required.

This is a full-time position with great benefits, and a starting salary of $54,000. The job is based in Chicago, in our spacious office right off the Western Blue Line, though we are temporarily working remote due to Covid-19. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 19.

Inspired by the socialist newspaper Appeal to Reason (which at one point reached nearly a million readers), historian James Weinstein founded In These Times in 1976 as a vehicle to inform and orient movements for social justice, and to move the Democratic Party left. As an independent, nonprofit publication, In These Times has always relied on reader support to produce honest, hard-hitting investigative and political journalism.

Based in Chicago, In These Times produces a national, monthly print magazine and website dedicated to supporting movements for economic, social, racial and environmental justice, with a special emphasis on workers’ rights and investigative reporting.

We’re looking for someone eager to work with a passionate, smart and dedicated staff to help build the organization to the next level, while never losing sight of the magazine’s greater political mission.

Oversee all organization finances and budgeting, with a strategic eye towards increasing revenue and using resources efficiently
As part of a four-person management team, help lead strategic planning processes to grow the organization and increase the impact of the journalism it produces
Manage personnel and human resources needs for the organization and its 14 full-time employees, and help maintain a culture that respects workers and embodies the values our journalism advocates
Serve as a problem solver to ensure that staff have the resources and support they need to be successful
Manage relationships with outside vendors
Serve as the point of contact with the board of directors on financial matters
Ensure the organization is compliant with all local, state and federal requirements for a nonprofit organization

There is no one-size-fits-all to working in independent nonprofit media, and no one perfect set of skills for this position. As a result, we’re open to considering candidates with a wide range of experience and skills, with the one requirement that they have project management and/​or business management experience.


3+ years of experience working as a business manager or project manager
Demonstrated excellence in organizational skills
Experience with finances and/​or human resources
Strong ability with Microsoft Excel and Word
Strong problem-solving skills, combined with flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor
An interest in media and how media organizations are evolving in the current economic, technological and political moment
Passionate belief that media plays a crucial role in the movements for social, economic, racial and environmental justice


Experience working as a business manager or a project manager, with the relevant, financial management, data management, and/​or human resources experience
Experience with QuickBooks and accounting procedures
Experience working in nonprofit media, and/​or with political or social justice organizations
Familiarity with progressive politics and/​or independent media
Knowledge about social movements, labor, and/​or Left history
Strong communication abilities including the ability to engage with people on the phone, in writing and in person

This is a full-time, 40-hour a week position with generous benefits, including 100% paid medical and dental insurance, employer matched SIMPLE IRA plan, three-months paid parental leave, 16 paid holidays and 4 weeks paid vacation. In These Times is a News Guild union workplace, and this is a management position.

Annual salary is $54,000.

The job is based in Chicago, in our spacious office right off the Western Blue Line, though we are temporarily working remote due to Covid-19.

In These Times is committed to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color and people with disabilities.

Email resume and cover letter to jobs@​inthesetimes.​com, with ​“Associate Publisher” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 19.

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