Jobs & Internships

Part-Time Independent Contractor Bookkeeper

Services Sought:


    •  Finance and bookkeeping
    • Maintain integrity of QuickBooks records
    • Accounts payable and accounts receivable
    • Monitor cashflow of the organization
    • Reconcile monthly bank, AmEx, PayPal statements, and petty cash account
    • Assist in annual budget and planning process


    • Operations, Legal, Tax, & Compliance
    • Coordinate and lead annual audit
    • Filing of required tax forms and compliance reports
    • Maintain vendor relations, office lease, and any policies or contracts pertaining to basic office services
    • Maintain organizational documents and admin files


    • Human Resources
    • Prepare bimonthly payroll for a small staff
    • Maintain oversight of employee benefits, including health insurance and Transitchek


    •  Development
    • Provide financial information as required for grant proposals and reports
    • Assist occasionally with donation data entry


    Contract Amount:  Commensurate with experience.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing why your company is suitable for providing these services together with contact information for two references to by Friday, August 11, 2017. In-person interviews will be scheduled for the week of August 28. Contract commences mid-September.



    Dissent’s office in Manhattan has three 18-week internship programs each year: Spring (January to May), Summer (May to September), and Fall (September to December). Editorial interns at Dissent work closely with the staff and assist with the entire range of magazine work—copyediting, researching, formatting articles, fundraising, producing events, participating in editorial meetings, and so on.

    Our interns have gone on to work everywhere from human rights organizations to literary agencies. If you have a particular interest, we encourage you to let us know.

    If you would like to apply to intern with Dissent, please email with a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at the magazine and why you would be a good fit, a résumé, and a one-page response to a Dissent article (online or in print) of your choice.  The deadlines for applying are as follows: July 15 (fall), November 15 (spring), April 15 (summer). The internship pays $2,500 per 18-week semester, spanning early September–late December; early January–mid May; and mid May–early September. We expect 16 hours/week.


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