Poets & Writers Magazine

Associate Editor

Poets & Writers Magazine is an award-winning bimonthly magazine for the creative writing community. The leading journal of its kind, it enjoys a readership of 100,000 and a robust online presence. It is published by Poets & Writers, a nonprofit organization formed in 1970 to help creative writers and the literary community nationwide.

The associate editor is a key member of the editorial team and is responsible for providing vital editorial support for our flagship publication, Poets & Writers Magazine, and our website, pw.org. The associate editor reports to the editor in chief. This is a full-time position in our New York City office; we offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching, writing and updating the Grants & Awards and Conferences & Residencies section of Poets & Writers Magazine and the corresponding databases at pw.org.
  • Assigning, editing, and/or writing articles and essays for the News & Trends department of each issue, as well as researching and soliciting artwork and photographs for the section.
  • Preparing online content associated with News & Trends article for each issue’s web close.
  • Reviewing Grants & Awards for each issue’s web close; reviewing the addition of Deadlines and Conferences & Residencies listings to the databases and styling and linking the online Recent Winners page.
  • Contributing to the writing of G&A: The Contest Blog; maintaining Prize Reporter Twitter feed.
  • Reading and evaluating submissions.
  • Contributing to and editing exclusive content at pw.org when appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least three years of experience editing for print and/or online magazines.
  • Excellent journalistic writing, developmental editing, and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in InDesign, Photoshop, and Drupal content management.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style a plus.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook).
  • Familiarity with literary community and interest in contemporary literature.
  • Professional, cooperative, enthusiastic attitude.

To Apply:

To apply, send résumé and cover letter to: Kevin Larimer, editor in chief, at klarimer@pw.org. Attachments must be .pdf, .doc, or .rtf files; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please.

Poets & Writers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

For the full job description, visit https://www.pw.org/files/associate_editor_april_2019_0.pdf.

Contact Information

Kevin Larimer, Editor in Chief
90 Broad Street
Suite 2100
New York
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