Poets & Writers

Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Online Editorial Fellow

Galen Williams Fellowship Program
Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Editorial Fellow

In honor of its founder, Galen Williams, and in order to nurture the next generation of leaders for the literary field, Poets & Writers offers the Galen Williams Fellowship Program. 

The Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Online Editorial Fellow will work with the editorial department, assisting in the production of content for pw.org. This paid fellowship will provide experience in the production of online content and the management of a dynamic, highly trafficked website. 

The position is best suited to a graduate student or an individual who has recently completed a graduate degree; however, other qualified and motivated candidates will also be considered. The fellow will work twenty hours per week for ten months, providing valuable support as well as fresh insight and creativity to our team. In turn, Poets & Writers will provide a comprehensive apprenticeship in online editorial work. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Contributing to the writing and development of select content for pw.org, including Daily News; 
  • Posting content online using Drupal content management system; 
  • Participating in implementation of social networking strategies on Twitter and Facebook; 
  • Other editorial and administrative support as necessary. 


  • Demonstrated interest in publishing; 
  • Excellent writing and research skills; 
  • Journalism experience preferred; 
  • Familiarity with literary community; 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Adobe programs;
  • High-level communication skills; 
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and reliable. 

This half-time fellowship begins January 14, 2019 and ends mid-October. The required office hours are 9AM to 1PM, Monday through Friday. The position cannot be fulfilled remotely. The salary is $12,400 for the term of the fellowship ($15.50/hour). P&W will be pleased to cooperate with the fellow’s school to provide credit, if so requested. This position is supported by a generous donation from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation. 

To apply, please forward a cover letter, résumé, and letter of recommendation to Kevin Larimer, Editor in Chief, at klarimer@pw.org. Please include “Web Fellow” in the subject line. Attachments should be .pdf, .doc, or .rtf files; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please. The deadline for applying is December 10, 2018


About Poets & Writers 

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Our work is rooted in the belief that literature is vital to sustaining a vibrant culture. We focus on nurturing literature’s source: creative writers. 

Our mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public. 

We advance this mission through our flagship publication, Poets & Writers Magazine; our website, pw.org, which provides trustworthy advice, information, and a lively online community for writers; the Readings & Workshops Program, which pays writers fees for giving readings and leading workshops throughout New York and California, as well as in eight cities outside those states; Poets & Writers Live, a series of live events presented around the nation; and awards for writers including the $60,000 Jackson Poetry Prize, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, and the Amy Award. Learn more at pw.org

Poets & Writers is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in its hiring. 

Contact Information

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