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(en) US, Oakland, CA. AK Press Job Announcement - Women and People of Color strongly encouraged to apply.

From Charles Weigl <charles@akpress.org>
Date Tue, 28 Dec 2004 23:08:34 +0100 (CET)


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AK Press is looking to add a new member to our collective. The position
requires a minimum of 40 hours work per week plus additional nights and
weekends, tabling at special events (bookfairs, concerts, conferences etc.).
AK Press is a worker-owned and run anarchist collective, which publishes and
distributes books and other media. Our politics draw on the rich heritage of
anarchist, anti-authoritarian and left-communist thought and action. AK
Press publishes around 30 books, CDs and DVDs per year, and distributes
3,000+ other titles from independent presses and publishers to the book
trade, individuals, radical spaces and other outlets.

We are hiring someone for an Accounts Receivable position that includes some
other technical tasks.

Job responsibilities include:

* Insuring the speedy payment of outstanding debts to AK (sending out
monthly statements to overdue customers and following up via email and
phone).
* Making receipts for payments received to AK (including from stores,
distributors and individuals).
* Database management: Keeping customer databases clean and up to date.
* Project management/editing: Publishing projects are assigned a
coordinator who manages the project from proposal to finished book. Each
collective member works on publishing projects throughout the year.
* Collective management: The general management of the company is a
collective responsibility, from insuring our financial health and assessing
our political strategies to changing light bulbs and sweeping the floor, all
responsibility and accountability for AK Press rests with its workers.


We're actively looking for someone:
Whose politics are compatible with AK's
Who is detail oriented and well organized
Who has good math skills
Who has experience with Macs
Who has a knowledge of and passion for books
Who has an incredible work ethic
Who can work well as part of the collective

The job includes some technical tasks unrelated to the Accounts Receivable
duties. Proficiency in at least one of the following 3 areas is required:

* Website maintenance: Knowledge of HTML and image editing, preferably
also SQL, PHP, and Perl. Programming / scripting experience a plus.
* Mac Systems Administration: Ability to troubleshoot and maintain a
network of Macs, both OS 9 and OS X. Need to be able to both troubleshoot
software on quirky Macs as well as replace faulty hardware, optimize
performance, etc.
* Windows Server Administration: Expertise with Windows 2003 Server, PC
hardware and RAID optimization and maintenance.


Other desirable skills include:
Experience with QuarkXPress, Filemaker, Photoshop, Illustrator , InDesign
and/or Acumen Book.
Experience in writing, proofreading and/or copy-editing.
Experience in other collectives.
Connections to current political activities.
Experience in the book trade.

Please mail, fax or email a comprehensive letter of interest and a resume as
soon as possible. Our pay is $23,847 per year, comprehensive health
insurance including dental, 4 weeks per year of paid time off and all the
joys and headaches of being part of a worker owned and managed company. All
applicants will receive a response. Thank you!
If emailing, please respond to jobs@akpress.org

AK Press
phone 510-208-1700
fax 510-208-1701
674-A 23rd St
Oakland CA 94612-1163



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