La revista de traducción Asymptote está buscando colaboradores solidarios en distintas partes del mundo.
Si bien la búsqueda de apoyo solidario suelen despertar mucha controversia porque puede contribuir a la precarización del trabajo cultural, también es cierto que es una de las pocas vías para hacer funcionar algunas iniciativas (entre ellas, nuestro Círculo de Traductores), además de que para muchos colegas la colaboración solidaria es una vía para generar experiencia y vínculos.
Sin obviar este debate fundamental, les compartimos la convocatoria de Asymptote, junto con la invitación a conocer este importante proyecto dedicado a difundir la literatura en traducción (al inglés, en su caso).
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If you are considering a career in world literature, Asymptote also provides the perfect training ground. Former Asymptote staff have gone on to take up positions at The Wylie Agency, David Godine, Penguin Books, Dalkey Archive, and Words Without Borders.
All volunteer positions are listed below. Three-month internships can also be arranged for most positions, but permanent staff members looking to be involved for at least a year (for the editorial roles especially) are preferred.
“Asymptote does not only have impeccable taste in global literature (from ancient to contemporary), it also continues to prove, in a very tangible way, that translation is not tiny; it is a vital force for good in the world. I'm very proud to be editor-at-large for Mexico and can't wait to see what we at Asymptote do next."
—Sophie Hughes, former Editor-at-Large, Mexico
--- Editorial: Poetry Editor, Assistant Interviews Editor, Editors-at-Large, Newsletter Editor, Assistant Blog Editor
--- Management and Operations: Assistant Managing Editor (HR), Executive Assistant
--- Marketing, Communications, and Social Media: Marketing Manager, Communications Manager, Social Media Manager (English), Social Media Manager (French), Social Media Manager (Spanish)
--- Design and Multimedia: Graphic Designer, Merchandise Designer, Video Producer
--- Sustainability: Business Developer
Detalles de cada puesto en este enlace.
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All Asymptote staff work from home and communicate via email and Skype or gmail chat.
To apply for any of these unpaid positions, please send a cover letter (as a Word doc or in the body of the email please!) explaining why you'd like to join our team and a copy of your CV to email@example.com, with "APPLICATION:" and the position(s) you're applying for in the subject line. Take note that most positions will start out with a 3-month orientation (requiring a commitment of 12 hours a week) during which you will get to know the journal and your fellow team members. After this orientation period, we will evaluate your performance and determine your future role with Asymptote. (Hours will come down to 6 to 10 hours a week, depending on which permanent role you’ve taken with us—some project-based positions may not even require a weekly commitment.)
If you want to be part of the movement to usher in a more inclusive world literature, send in an application today!
Note: As a rule, we usually get back to our applicants with an outcome within a month but sometimes it may take up to three months to determine the right candidate for our openings. Thank you for your patience!
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