Associate Publisher of In These Times magazine

Associate Publisher 

In These Times, a nonprofit, monthly print magazine and website that has covered politics, social movements and culture since 1976, is looking for someone to join our management team as the Associate Publisher. This person will help the organization both grow and navigate the changing world of media, in which our model of nonprofit, reader-supported journalism is increasingly relevant.

This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about social change and progressive media, and interested in learning the ins and outs of how nonprofit media functions, survives and thrives. The successful applicant could be someone who wants to develop professionally in the nonprofit media industry. They could also be someone who has reached the heights of the nonprofit or corporate world and is looking for an interesting job working for the common good in the exciting and challenging field of nonprofit magazine publishing. 

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

This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $54,000 and great benefits. 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.

About In These Times:

Inspired by the turn-of-the-century 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 weekly newspaper  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, fact-checked, hard-hitting investigative and political journalism.

Based in Chicago, In These Times produces a national, monthly print magazine and website that is supported by readers who support our coverage of movements for economic, social, racial and environmental justice. They also appreciate our our emphasis on covering workers’ rights and on producing prize-wining 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

Salary and benefits:

This is a full-time, 40-hour a week position with generous benefits, including 100% paid medical and dental insurance for the employee and their family members, 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.

To apply:

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

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 19.




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