Jobs for Writers

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VIDA

Social Media Coordinator

posted 
8.3.20

The VIDA Media & News team is looking for a Social Media Coordinator to join and help shape VIDA’s social media strategy. This is a big picture strategic, project management role that will work directly with the VIDA Media & News Director to help manage the team of Social Media volunteers—Instagram/Facebook volunteers and Twitter volunteer.

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VIDA

Twitter Volunteer

posted 
8.3.20

The VIDA Media & News team is looking for a Twitter Volunteer to join the social media team. This volunteer will work with the Media & News Director and the Social Media Coordinator to determine the strategy and content for VIDA’s Twitter account. This is an interactive role that will engage with the broader literary community through VIDA’s presence on Twitter. Ideally, VIDA’s Twitter is a space to empower our online literary community, as opposed to a space just for marketing and promotion.

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VIDA

Instagram & Facebook Volunteer

posted 
8.3.20

The VIDA Media & News team is looking for an Instagram & Facebook Volunteer to join the social media team. This volunteer will work with the Media & News Director and the Social Media Coordinator to determine the strategy and content for VIDA’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. This is an interactive role that will engage with the broader literary community through VIDA’s presence on Instagram and Facebook. Ideally, VIDA’s social media is a space to empower our online literary community, as opposed to a space just for marketing and promotion.

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James Madison University

Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction Writing

Harrisonburg
VA
posted 
8.3.20

The Department of English at James Madison University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Creative Nonfiction Writing. The position will begin in fall 2020 teaching online courses only, but with the possibility of teaching in-person, online, or hybrid courses in spring 2021. Secondary fields may include fiction, poetry, gender studies, disability studies, African American, Asian American, Latinx, and Native American literatures, among other fields. 

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826DC

Young Authors Book Project Manager

Washington
DC
posted 
8.3.20

The Young Authors Book Project Manager leads our Young Authors Book Project (YABP) and will support other in-school residency programs, work that is central to our mission. This individual, in collaboration with partner teachers, develops and executes 826DC’s year-long residency program, The Young Authors’ Book Project, and oversees the design of its culminating publication on an annual basis. 

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Smith Publicity, Inc.

Publicist

Cherry Hill
NJ
posted 
7.31.20

Are you passionate about amplifying today’s unique voices, ideas and stories with the world? Our team at Smith Publicity has an immediate opening for an experienced publicist who is equally dedicated to the art of publicity and has a voracious love of books and brands. While given the creative freedom to work independently, our publicists are also part of a veteran team working hand-in-hand with traditional and independently published authors as well as publishers and industry partners.

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Hub City Writers Project

Bookstore Manager

Spartanburg
SC
posted 
7.30.20

The Hub City Writers Project is hiring for the position of Bookstore Manager of its award-winning Hub City Bookshop. This is a great opportunity to play a central role in the operations of this downtown community nonprofit bookstore that has twice been named one of the "South's Best Bookstores" by Southern Living magazine and was named Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance "Bookstore of the Year in 2019."

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Mass Poetry

Contract Grant Writer

Boston
MA
posted 
7.29.20

Mass Poetry, a nonprofit poetry organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks an experienced, contract grant writer with a passion for poetry. This part-time, contract role will require approximately 5–7 hours per week.

Mass Poetry envisions a world where poetry catalyzes connection and understanding. We harness the power of words to engage and empower diverse communities across our commonwealth. Our innovative programs spark dialogue, connection, and self-expression. We aim to build a vibrant, inclusive community that lifts all voices.

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Hedgebrook

Executive Director

Freeland
WA
posted 
7.28.20

Hedgebrook is a global community of powerful female storytellers changing the world.

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Swarthmore College: English Literature Department

Assistant/Associate Professor of English Literature in Creative Writing

Swarthmore
PA
posted 
7.28.20

The Department of English Literature at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank position in creative writing with a specialization in fiction; secondary expertise in fields including but not limited to creative nonfiction or poetry desirable but not required. Teaching load is 2/2. This position will start in August 2021.

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Lucky Jefferson

Winter 2020 Editorial Internship

Washington
DC
posted 
7.28.20

Interning at Lucky Jefferson:

Editorial Interns receive hands-on practical experience in managing content for a small literary journal. Interns are encouraged to explore copy-editing, fact-checking, the creation of blog content, issue development, and the support of emerging writers.

Who we look for:

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Pacific University MFA in Writing Program

Administrative Assistant

Portland
OR
posted 
7.28.20

Pacific University's low-residency MFA in Writing program is seeking to hire an administrative assistant, responsible for coordinating administrative activities and performing clerical duties. Position is full-time and requires travel to twice-yearly residencies, which involve weekend work.

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Lucky Jefferson

Winter 2020 Literary Illustrator Internship (Remote)

Washington
DC
posted 
7.28.20

Literary Illustrator Interns receive hands-on practical experience in illustration for publishing and working with published works for a small literary journal. Interns are encouraged to explore projects and illustrating different forms of writing creatively while approaching the conceptualization and art-making process with the tools gained in school.

Who we look for:

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Bard College

Managing Editor (Part-Time), Conjunctions

Annandale-on-Hudson
NY
posted 
7.27.20

Bard College seeks a Managing Editor for the literary journal, Conjunctions.  The managing editorship is a part-time, three day a week, in-office position located at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

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VIDA

VIDA Gender Count Volunteer

posted 
7.24.20

VIDA seeks determined, meticulous, and thorough volunteers to assist with the VIDA Count, our well-publicized annual tally of the gender imbalances in publishing.

The 2020 VIDA Count will run from August 2020 through March 2021. VIDA Counters must be able to commit to the full term. For the VIDA Count's accuracy and consistency, it is essential that people can commit to finishing the project out.

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VIDA

VIDA BIPOC Survey Volunteer

posted 
7.24.20

VIDA seeks determined, meticulous, and perceptive volunteers to assist with the VIDA BIPOC Survey, a new initiative intended to track racial inequities in literary publishing. Unlike the VIDA Gender Count, the BIPOC Survey will rely on self-reporting. The primary role of Survey Volunteers is to locate and record contact information (email addresses) for writers so that we may send them the BIPOC Survey.

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Words & Whispers Journal

Web Design Manager

posted 
7.24.20

Words & Whispers is a literary journal dedicated to publishing unique poetry and prose by writers of all ages and backgrounds. Since we are a web-based journal, it is imperative that our website stays creative and easy to navigate. Should you be the person for the job, you will need a creative mindset and an eye for design. For more information on how to apply please visit our website at www.wordsandwhispers.org or contact us at wordswhispersmag@gmail.com

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VIDA

VIDA BIPOC Survey Coordinator

posted 
7.24.20

VIDA is seeking a Coordinator for the VIDA BIPOC Survey, a new initiative intended to track racial inequities in literary publishing. The Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating VIDA BIPOC Survey volunteers, as well as communicating and working closely with the VIDA Count Director to send out the Survey. The Coordinator will manage the database of names and contact information for authors published in the publications for the 2020 VIDA Count.

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Strand Book Store

Chief Operating Officer

New York
NY
posted 
7.22.20

We are looking for a COO (Chief Operating Officer) to oversee and grow all aspects of our iconic world-renowned bookstore. This includes developing and maintaining an overall strategic vision for the company that inspires a culture of exceptional customer service and continuous improvement. You will be the company's second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of the business. We need a passionate book-lover who has an active knowledge of the independent book selling industry.

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MAYDAY Magazine

Editors

posted 
7.9.20

Call for Applications: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Culture, and Visual Art Editors.

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Mass Poetry

Development Assistant Internship

Boston
MA
posted 
6.29.20

Mass Poetry seeks a Development Assistant Intern for the Fall 2020 semester (September–December) to supports the Executive Director with Mass Poetry's fundraising efforts. This role has an August start date and has the possibility to extend beyond the Fall 2020 semester. The position requires approximately 5–8 hours per week. A stipend of $350/month is provided. 

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Wesleyan University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Creative Writing—Fiction, Department of English

Middletown
CT
posted 
6.23.20

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a fiction writer for a tenure track Assistant, Associate, or Professor position to begin on July 1, 2021. Candidates should have at least an MFA or its equivalent in Creative Writing or a related field, as well as teaching experience. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops as well as some literature courses.

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