Paid NLG Review Positions Available!

The NLG Review is seeking an Editor in Chief and Layout Editor! Deadline to apply is May 15, 2021. See below for more information on each position.

NLG Review

The NLGR is the Guild’s intellectual journal, which aims to publish timely, insightful articles that address and respond to the interests and needs of the progressive legal and activist communities. Our readership includes lawyers, scholars, legal workers, jailhouse lawyers, and activists.

The NLGR board is composed of an inter-generational group of Guild members, including attorneys, law professors, law students, and legal workers. This is a wonderful opportunity for an interested activist, lawyer, student, or legal worker to work on a professional law review with some of the most brilliant minds in the NLG and shape the direction and content of the review.

Due to staffing shortages and other logistic issues related to COVID, the NLGR has been on hiatus since late Fall 2020. The new EIC and Layout Editor will join NLGR editorial board members and Guild staff to re-vision and re-launch the journal this spring.

Available Positions

EDITOR IN CHIEF

The NLG Editor in Chief receives a stipend of $6,000/year. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing NLGR editorial and managerial tasks
  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating editorial board meetings and activities
  • Working with Articles and Executive Editors to select and assign content
  • Reviewing and approving final content for each issue
  • Maintaining publication and production schedules
  • Acting as primary external representative for NLGR 
  • Writing a preface to each issue (750+ words)
  • Participating in teleconferences with the editorial board every other month
  • Availability to publish three issues per year

Qualifications:

  • NLG Review editorial board seats are reserved for NLG members. To join/renew your membership, please go to nlg.org/join.
  • Ability to commit to position for three full calendar years
  • Prior law review experience strongly preferred

To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to nlgreview.execeditor@nlg.org by May 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of the NLG Review Editorial Board.

 

LAYOUT EDITOR

The Layout Editor receives a stipend of $4,000/year. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in teleconferences every other month
  • Working with Editor in Chief and Executive Editor to finalize content and format the layout for each issue within a one-month deadline
  • Availability to publish three issues per year

Qualifications:

  • NLG Review editorial board seats are reserved for NLG members. To join/renew your membership, please go to nlg.org/join.
  • Ability to commit to position for one full calendar year
  • Access to, and fluency in, Adobe InDesign or other similar software
  • Experience with copyfitting

To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to nlgreview.execeditor@nlg.org by May 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of the NLG Review Editorial Board.

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