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Job Opening: Indexer

Dec 20, 2021

The Alternative Press Center is seeking an Indexer to join its small, progressive staff in Baltimore, Maryland. The Center is a non-profit organization with a 50+ year history as a leading authority on the alternative press, publishing the respected quarterly Alternative Press Index and maintaining one of the foremost collections of alternative reading materials.

Compensation for this full-time position (30 hours weekly) beginning February 1, 2022 is $24,960 salary with three weeks paid vacation, sick time, health and dental insurance.


* Indexing (categorization and data-entry of at least 90 articles/week).
Indexing consists of the subject categorization of periodical articles and data entry and does not necessarily need to be done in the office.

* Administrative work includes editorial work and possible database management, library maintenance, outreach and archival projects based on interest.

* Editorial work consists of the review of periodicals for inclusion in the Index and the proofing and copy editing.


* Background in social sciences, humanities, information science, or library science.
* Familiarity with global politics and social movements.
* Ability to work independently with attention to detail and meet deadlines.
* Commitment to democracy, diversity, progressive causes, and social change.
* Access to Windows-based personal computer preferred.
* Experience with Corel WordPerfect and database software a plus.
* Previous indexing, abstracting, or cataloging experience a plus.
* Experience with library classification systems and subject headings a plus.
* Ability to read/write French or Spanish is helpful but not required.


Please send a cover letter and resume with contact information for two references by January 7, 2022 to:

The Alternative Press Center encourages applicants of diverse age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, physical ability, religion, sexuality, and veteran status. For more information on the Center visit our web page at