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Editorial Assistant, Poets & Writers Magazine. The editorial assistant researches and writes the Grants & Awards and Conferences & Residencies sections of the magazine and provides editorial and administrative support to the editorial office. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week, days and hours negotiable). Download the job description and application instructions.
Staff Accountant. The staff accountant has responsibilities in many areas of accounting and finance, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliation of internal credit card expense reports, bank deposits, and monthly bank reconciliations. The staff accountant is also responsible for maintaining the organization’s accounting software. The position requires a B.S. in accounting and a minimum of three years of general accounting experience, preferably in the non-profit sector. It also requires knowledge of the software program QuickBooks Pro. Experience with magazine publishing a plus. This is a full-time position in our New York City office. Reports to the director of finance and accounting. Poets & Writers offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance and generous time off. Download the job description and application instructions.
Web Editor. With the editor in chief, and in keeping with the organization’s editorial voice and vision as established by the editor in chief, the web editor leads the ongoing development and optimization of pw.org. The site, which is built on Drupal, receives 1.3 million visitors per year and is key to fulfilling Poets & Writers’ mission of serving creative writers. The web editor creates new content and features, maintains existing core content, and develops extensions to new digital platforms and devices. The web editor is a member of the senior staff and reports to the editor in chief. Requires 3 to 5 years online experience, including content development, website development, and constituent engagement; strong experience writing and editing, preferably for the web; facility with new and social media; facility with HTML and Drupal. This is a full-time position in our New York City office; we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance and generous time off. Download the job description and application instructions.
Galen Williams Fellowship Program, 2013-14. Poets & Writers offers three part-time, paid fellowships to nurture the next generation of leaders for the literary field. We will select one fellow to work in each of the following areas: Editorial, Online Editorial, and Readings/Workshops. All three positions are located in our New York City office for a term of forty weeks from September 2013 through June 2014. The application deadline in June 17. Please read each job description carefully and apply for the specific fellowship you are interested in; to be considered for more than one position, please submit separate applications for each.