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Latin America Editor at Global Voices
July 2014

Are you a bilingual expert on Latin America, who values justice, equality, friendship across borders and can't seem to get enough of the Internet? Do you enjoy working from home? Global Voices is looking for you!

The Latin America editor leads daily newsgathering from the region, writing and coordinating stories by our borderless community of volunteer writers and translators, while developing a robust set of online sources to stay on top of regional social, political and activism trends on the Internet.

Our newsroom is unique — it's completely virtual, our writers are volunteers, our sources are multilingual and live on the Internet. Our newsgathering focus is on trending news, freedom of speech issues, online censorship, activism, and stories that are underreported or misrepresented in mainstream media.

Primary tasks:

Be responsible for our coverage from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Write, fact-check, and edit the most compelling and important stories from online sources in their region.
Add relevant context to stories for our global audience.
Keep on top of developing stories, buzz and trends across social media and citizen media the region.
Develop a database of reliable and vetted online sources across their region.
Manage volunteer writers and partnerships.
Meet deadlines and posting requirements.
Stay engaged with virtual regional group, newsroom and larger community.
Work in line with Global Voices community, editorial guidelines, mission and culture.

Successful candidates will:

Be fluent in English and Spanish.
Have a strong journalism and/or digital rights activism background.
Possess sound editorial judgment on regional issues.
Know who the credible social and citizen voices are in their region.
Understand mainstream media, local press and social media dynamics in their region.
Understand digital rights, freedom of speech, and activism-related issues and dynamics in their region.
Have proven sourcing and news writing ability.
Be able to write sensitively and knowledgeably about local issues for a global audience.
Possess leadership qualities.
Have a strong and reliable Internet connection.
Be available 30 hours a week.

To apply:

Please submit a résumé and a cover letter that highlights your work and explains why you would be a great fit for Global Voices by August 15. Apply by emailing us at adminjob@globalvoicesonline.org with your name and ”Latin America Editor” in the subject line.

Read 8 Solid Reasons to Work for Global Voices here.


Full-time Community Housing Organizer
February 2014

Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join a hardworking team that is dedicated to fighting for justice by building community power, long-term autonomous political projects, and international solidarity.

Contact: Centro Autonomo de Albany Park, (773) 583-7728, MSN@MexicoSolidarity.org

The Centro Autonomo de Albany Park has one (1) job opening for a community housing organizer, to begin as soon as possible. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • extensive experience in community-based organizing, particularly in immigrant communities
  • Spanish and English fluency
  • flexibility, creativity, and accountability working within a collective that currently consists of six full-time staff based in Chicago and Mexico
  • a strong work ethic founded in a political orientation that is anti-capitalist
The job requires a flexible, self-starting, multi-skilled person who can work in a collective doing both community organizing and educational work. The organizer will be expected to support all aspects of the community organizing work in the Centro Autonomo. Responsibilities specific to housing organizing include:
  • Developing a campaign to pressure banks for donations of homes
  • Carrying out eviction defenses to keep foreclosed homeowners in their homes
  • Case management with members resisting foreclosure
  • General coordination of the community land trust
  • Training members and volunteers in case management and political organizing
  • Building relationships with other housing organizations in Chicago and around the US
  • Coordinating canvassing and media campaigns to increase membership
The job is based in Chicago. Starting salary is $25,000 with an increase to $30,000 after six months, plus a health insurance stipend and five weeks of paid vacation per year. Compensation is the same for all staff. Compensation levels reflect an effort to maintain working class values and are commensurate with typical earnings of other barrio residents. Interested candidates should forward a resume and writing sample (something less than 5 pages that will give us an idea of your commitment to anti-capitalist community organizing) to MSN@MexicoSolidarity.org.
The Mexico Solidarity Network's work includes:
  • a study abroad program focused on Mexican social movements that prepares youth and students for organizing work in the US and Mexican contexts
  • solidarity work with community-based autonomous groups in south and central Mexico
  • the Centro Autonomo in Chicago, a community center focused on housing, education, work and health in immigrant and undocumented communities
  • a two-year masters program in community organizing
For more information on the Mexico Solidarity Network, please see our web site at www.mexicosolidarity.org or call 773-583-7728.


Teacher at Minerva Bilingual School in Honduras
August 2013

The Minerva Bilingual School is a small private school in the center of the historic city of Gracias, Lempira in Honduras. With international teachers and a permanent Honduran staff, the school offers instruction in both English and Spanish to 330 students ranging in age from pre-kindergaten to eleventh grade. All Minerva students are from Gracias and the surrounding communities. We are currently looking for creative, flexible, hard working people to join our staff as a first grade or high school literature teacher. You do not need to have a teaching license or a degree in education, just a desire to have a wonderful adventure. If interested please contact Sara Dolinger, Director of English Programming, at dep.minerva@gmail.com.


Foreign Service Consular Adjudicator - U.S. Department of State
February 2013

We are still accepting applications for Consular Adjudicators with fluent Spanish language skills. Please note that the new deadline to submit completed applications is March 04, 2013.

You can use your Spanish language skills as a Consular Adjudicator to contribute to a more democratic, secure and prosperous world. We need American citizens with fluency in Spanish to work as limited non-career appointment (LNA) Consular Adjudicators in high volume posts abroad.

Initially, these appointments are for a period of 18 months, and then renewable for up to five years, based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service. An LNA appointment will not lead to further employment with the U.S. Department of State or conversion to another form of employment. For specific requirements, and to apply, please visit careers.state.gov/CALNASP.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on thecareers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.


Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

http://www.mecd.gob.es/eeuu/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu/auxiliares-conversacion-eeuu.html


U.S. Department of State - Who We Look For
April 2013

http://careers.state.gov/officer/who-we-look-for