Jobs for Writers

Search for jobs in education, publishing, the arts, and more within our free, frequently updated job listings for writers and poets.

Arsenal Pulp Press

Book Designer/Production Manager

Vancouver
BC
posted 
8.21.19

Arsenal Pulp Press of Vancouver seeks a full-time book designer/production manager to oversee the design and production of its printed and digital books and other materials. Duties include the co-ordination of all aspects of production; the design of book covers and interiors (both visual and straight text), catalogues, advertisements, and website assets; the formatting and creation of .epub and .mobi files for ebook production (knowledge of HTML and CSS preferred); and working with freelancers and printers.

read more

St. Lawrence University

Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

Canton
NY
posted 
8.20.19

Creative writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2020–2021. Publications and teaching experience in two genres are preferable. The individual hired will teach two genre-specific courses each semester (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, flash-prose, screenwriting) at the beginning or advanced level, and be an active participant in the English Department. Departmental activities will include giving a reading as part of the St.

read more

San Diego State University

Poet (Open Rank)

San Diego
CA
posted 
8.19.19

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, a campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a Poet (open rank). Tenure-track specialist in poetry with distinguished teaching experience and publications, with expertise in one or more areas of creative writing: program development and administration; literary publishing; fiction. 

read more

Thompson Literary Agency

Literary Agent (Children's and Young Adult)

New York
NY
posted 
8.15.19

Benefits: Profit-sharing; Flexible hours; Work remotely or from NYC offices

Requirements: 

Thompson Literary Agency is seeking a literary agent who specializes in children's books, including middle grade, young adult, and picture books, and adult fiction of any genre. Thompson Literary Agency is rated #1 on Publishers Marketplace for Illustrated/Art Books. We have offices in New York, but agents can work remotely if necessary.

read more

Melville House

Publicist

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
8.14.19

Melville House is looking for an experienced book publicist to join what is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and successful publicity/marketing departments in independent publishing. We're looking for someone with significant experience at book publicity, who is well-versed in the fundamentals, has good contacts, and is excited by the changes sweeping the industry today and the way those changes can foster public discussion of books. 

read more

The Loft Literary Center

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Minneapolis
MN
posted 
8.14.19

The Loft Literary Center is the country’s leading nonprofit literary center, offering classes, events, and services for readers and writers in Open Book, in community settings, and increasingly online. The Loft also supports writers and readers through grants, mentorships, writing studios, regular readings and spoken word series, and a wealth of resources about craft and the writing life on its website. 

read more

Melville House

Editor

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
8.14.19

Melville House is looking for a imaginative and gumptious individual to join our editorial program, someone who is adept at both the acquisition and the creation of book projects, as well as someone with connections who is experienced at working with agents and scouts.

Candidates must of course have full command of standard editorial skills as well as strong writing skills—they should be an adroit line editor, copy writer, tip sheet compiler, and so forth. 

read more

Behind the Book

Classroom Volunteer/Writing Coach

New York
NY
posted 
8.12.19

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires students in high-needs New York City public schools to explore stories and empower their voices.

We identify books that speak to Pre-K–12th-graders, then work with teachers to develop immersive curriculum units that bring the authors into the classroom to discuss their work, and guide students in creating their own content in the same genre. Our rich, innovative programs are part of the curricula, and adhere to Common Core Learning Standards.

read more

Bennington College

Faculty Position in Literature

Bennington
VT
posted 
8.12.19

Bennington College seeks to add a creative writer to its undergraduate Literature faculty beginning in the fall of 2020 to teach literature coursework covering different historical periods, styles, cultures, and traditions, with the option of also regularly teaching writing workshops in rotation with colleagues. All members of Bennington’s Literature faculty have published book-length works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary journalism, or translation.

read more

Texas Southmost College

Instructor, CPS English/INRW

Brownsville
TX
posted 
8.12.19

Faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Texas Southmost College’s (TSC) mission, vision, values and goals of providing a quality education for all students enrolled at the College. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning. Faculty members are responsible to the College President through a chain of command and accountable to the College’s policies and procedures.    
 

read more

Texas Southmost College

Adjunct Instructor, CPS INRW

Brownsville
TX
posted 
8.12.19

Faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Texas Southmost College’s (TSC) mission, vision, values and goals of providing a quality education for all students enrolled at the College. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning. Faculty members are responsible to the College President through a chain of command and accountable to the College’s policies and procedures.    

read more

Texas Southmost College

Instructor, English (Temporary)

Brownsville
TX
posted 
8.12.19

Faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Texas Southmost College’s (TSC) mission, vision, values and goals of providing a quality education for all students enrolled at the College. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning. Faculty members are responsible to the College President through a chain of command and accountable to the College’s policies and procedures.    
 

read more

SUNY Press

Director

Albany
NY
posted 
8.8.19

The State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration seeks a strategic and visionary Director of SUNY Press who will set a forward course to maximize existing strengths; identify new opportunities for growth and collaboration, particularly in today’s evolving open landscape; and leverage SUNY Press’s distinct role as part of the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. 

read more

Literary Arts

Communications Manager

Portland
OR
posted 
8.8.19

The Communications Manager oversees all external-facing communication channels for our rapidly growing and innovative community-based nonprofit. This includes the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns and promoting Literary Arts’ mission and programs. We also prefer a candidate who can demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director and is a director-track role.


Responsibilities:

read more

Metamorphosis Literary Agency

Metamorphosis Literary Internship (Editorial & Social Media - Remote)

posted 
8.6.19

Metamorphosis Literary Agency offers multiple unpaid internships for credit. We will work with your University's requirements through editorial, social media, and administrative tasks. The position offers insight into the publishing industry. The social media portion builds experience in campaigns as well as SEO driven posts. The editorial portion gives experience in query, synopsis, and sample evaluation as well as in depth manuscript review.

For more information, please visit www.metamorphosisliteraryagency.com.

read more

Mount Holyoke College

Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing

South Hadley
MA
posted 
8.5.19

The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing. We seek a writer with a record of publication in prose, whose work also moves across genres and engages questions of race, ethnicity, and diaspora, particularly in relation to African American, Asian American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Latinx literary lineages.

read more

Symphony Space

Literary Intern

New York
NY
posted 
8.2.19

Symphony Space is currently accepting applications from matriculating students for season-long internships in Literature beginning this September and ending May 2020. 

read more

Stony Brook Southampton

Assistant or Associate Professor, Creative Writing

Southampton
NY
posted 
8.2.19

The Creative Writing Program at Stony Brook seeks a fiction or creative nonfiction writer for its lively undergraduate and graduate programs to start September 1, 2020. Successful applicants will have significant publication (at least one book from a respected press), an MFA or PhD in creative writing (or an exceptionally strong record of publication), and evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.

read more

Sourcebooks

Editor (Adult)

Naperville
IL
posted 
8.2.19

Reports to: Editorial Director, Sourcebooks and Poisoned Pen Press 
Directly supervises: N/A

Responsible for:

Direct responsibility for acquiring and developing the Sourcebooks imprint list, including list management, communication, and all acquisitions and development functions.

Responsibility for on-time, high-quality project development and production, including project management, developmental editing, copyediting, and other administrative tasks.
 

Accountability:

read more

Phillips Academy

Adjunct Instructor in Creative Writing

Andover
MA
posted 
8.2.19

Phillips Academy seeks applications from individuals interested in the position of Adjunct Instructor in Creative Writing for the 2019–2020 school year. The English Department expects to assign one section each of “Creative Writing: Poetry” and “Creative Writing: Fiction” in each of the three trimesters. Classes and office hours will most likely be scheduled over three early afternoons per week. Both courses are high-level senior electives. Teaching experience and at least one published book preferred.

read more

De Gruyter

Marketing Manager (F/M/D)

Boston
MA
posted 
7.30.19

For 270 years we have found, published and distributed the works of science pioneers at De Gruyter (pronounced: [də gʁɔʏ̯tɐ]). In 28 disciplines, from A as in Arts, or M as in Material Sciences, to T as in Theology and Religion, we produce relevant publications. From Basel, Berlin, Boston, Munich, Beijing, Warsaw and Vienna we send knowledge into the world. And never stop learning—in our culture of courageous zeitgeist, charming enthusiasm and enjoyable expertise. Do you want to know? Welcome to De Gruyter!

read more

National Book Foundation

Director of Development

New York
NY
posted 
7.26.19

The National Book Foundation is seeking an experienced development professional to join a small, dynamic team in the full-time, senior-level role of Director of Development.

read more

Pages