Jobs for Writers

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Wellspring House

Writer-in-Residence

Ashfield
MA
posted 
3.21.19

Wellspring House is now accepting applications for the 2019 Wellspring House Fellowship, which will provide housing and a monthly stipend of $2,000 to an emerging writer, for a term of six months to a year. Fellows will have their own bedroom and workspace at Wellspring House, a gorgeous retreat for writers and artists nestled on the edge of the Berkshires, in the village of Ashfield, MA. 

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Columbia Business School

Writer

New York
NY
posted 
3.19.19

Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategic Communications, the Writer serves as an integral member of the School’s Strategic Communications team. The Writer will research, write, edit, and generate ideas for news and feature articles that showcase Columbia Business School faculty scholarship,  initiatives and milestones, and newsworthy events. Additionally, the Writer can be called upon to draft school-wide communications, talking points, in a timely fashion, along with other written materials.

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Zócalo Public Square

Associate Editor for Engagement and Impact

Los Angeles
CA
posted 
3.19.19

Zócalo Public Square, the innovative blend of live programs and ideas journalism, seeks a dynamic and ambitious Associate Editor for Engagement and Impact with a strong interest in expanding the reach and impact of our organization. We are looking for an intellectually curious person who is interested in big questions, passionate about democratizing ideas, and has the skills and creativity to take on new and challenging projects.

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Page Street Publishing

Associate Editor/Nonfiction

Salem
MA
posted 
3.19.19

We are looking for a particularly smart, responsible and organized associate editor to join our growing team—particularly someone with a passion for cooking.

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Zócalo Public Square

Senior Editor

Los Angeles
CA
posted 
3.19.19

Zócalo Public Square, the innovative blend of live events and ideas journalism, seeks a dynamic and ambitious Senior Editor, with a deep interest in American history. We are looking for an intellectually curious person who is interested in big questions, passionate about democratizing ideas, and has the experience to tackle a variety of challenging projects.

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Capitol Technology University

Adjunct Professor, English Composition

Laurel
MD
posted 
3.15.19

Capitol Technology University, a nonprofit university located in Laurel, Maryland, seeks an Adjunct Professor to teach undergraduate courses in English Composition (described below) via on-ground classroom delivery at Laurel campus.

Note: Must be able to teach mornings on campus in Laurel, MD.
 

Desired Qualifications:

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Capitol Technology University

Associate Director of Communications and Publications Editor

Laurel
MD
posted 
3.15.19

Full-time, 12-month, Exempt Position.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, the Associate Director of Communications and Publications Editor is a member of the University communications team. The Associate Director should be able to work independently and collaboratively to create branded digital and print materials that support the University’s enrollment and advancement goals.

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The Fictional Cafe

Submissions Editor/Barista

posted 
3.14.19

The Fictional Cafe seeks candidates for the Submissions Editor/Barista position. 

The Fictional Cafe (FC) is an online 'zine and coffeehouse, established in 2013. Since its birth, it has grown to some 600 Coffee Club members in 44 countries. We publish fiction (short stories and novel excerpts), poetry, creative nonfiction, fine art, photography, audio arts (podcasts and audiobook excerpts), and short fictional videos.

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Peachtree Publishing Company, Inc.

Senior Editor

Atlanta
GA
posted 
3.14.19

Peachtree Publishing Company, Inc. seeks an experienced acquisitions and development editor with the passion and drive to develop her own list. The ideal candidate will have thoughtful, personal literary taste; deep knowledge of the children’s book market; strong communication skills and an established network; and well-developed visual and design instincts. 
 

The Senior Editor will:

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Catapult

Freelance Copyeditors and Proofreaders

New York
NY
posted 
3.13.19

Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull are looking for copyeditors and proofreaders to add to our freelancer roster. We are a voice-driven publisher that publishes fiction, nonfiction (memoir, current events, cultural histories), and poetry.

Applicants should be familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11th Edition and must feel comfortable editing book-length work. Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Reader is a plus.

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Oklahoma State University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction)

Stillwater
OK
posted 
3.12.19

This position carries a 3–3 teaching load beginning August 2019. Appropriate terminal degree, appropriate credentials, significant national publication with at least one book in print or under contract, and demonstrated teaching excellence required. Additional publication and teaching expertise in nonfiction desirable. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MFA, and the PhD in English with emphasis in creative writing. For further information on the department see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu.

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Lucinda Literary

Spring Internship

New York
NY
posted 
3.8.19

Lucinda Literary is a literary agency and lecture bureau based in New York. We are currently looking for a high-energy, self-motivated, creative, do-it-all intern with a passion for books and an interest in pursuing a career in publishing. Tasks to include:

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American Booksellers Association

Membership & Database Assistant

White Plains
NY
posted 
3.6.19

The American Booksellers Association, the trade association for independent bookstores, seeks a full-time Membership and Database Assistant for its White Plains, New York, office. Reporting to the Senior Membership Manager, the MDA will primarily be responsible for providing administrative and database-related support to the membership department. They will also serve as the junior representative of the member relations team and will manage two of ABA’s nine member regions.

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Lambda Literary

Part-Time Program Coordinator

Los Angeles
CA
posted 
3.6.19

The Program Coordinator supports the successful implementation of all of Lambda Literary’s programs for LGBTQ writers. In this multifaceted role, the Program Coordinator ensures smooth membership operations, supports a variety of programs for writers at all stages of their careers, and maintains our Los Angeles office. This is a perfect role for someone looking to develop the skills needed to build a career in the nonprofit literary arts.


Duties and Responsibilities:

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Guilford Press

Exhibits and Marketing Assistant

New York
NY
posted 
2.28.19

Guilford Press is looking for an organized and enthusiastic Exhibits and Marketing Assistant to join our team. This position has a busy and detailed role in supporting a fast-paced and productive marketing department, which includes:

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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Designer

New York City
NY
posted 
2.27.19

Designer/reporting to Creative Director

NYC publisher, Skyhorse Publishing, is seeking an organized, motivated, flexible in-house Designer to join our art department.

Responsibilities include: concept and design of new covers, building of mechanicals for paperbacks, jackets, and cases—as well as advanced reading copies and reprints—and creating promotional materials for the publicity and sales departments. 

Candidates must have a portfolio showcasing book cover design and interior book or magazine layouts and possess strong typography skills.

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The Center for Fiction

Director of Public Programming

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
2.25.19

The Center for Fiction, the only nonprofit in the country solely dedicated to celebrating the art of fiction, is conducting a search for a Director of Public Events.


The Director of Public Events will: 

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Europa Content

Literary Coordinator

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
2.22.19

Boutique literary management/content company is seeking highly talented, organized, and motivated assistant to manage A-List roster of clients.

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Rough Drafft

Associate Editor (Remote)

posted 
2.22.19

Founded by a literary agent, Rough Drafft is a manuscript evaluation agency dedicated to providing authentic and thoughtful literary commentary to authors on their completed manuscripts. Inspired by our passion for editorial progress and built on values of integrity, diligence, and literary excellence, Rough Drafft is an outlet for authors who seek professional feedback on their manuscripts in pursuit of finding a literary home. Rough Drafft is considering applications for a remote editor. Responsibilities include reading manuscripts and crafting editorial evaluations.

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Scripps College

Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing

Claremont
CA
posted 
1.24.19

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a distinguished visiting writer for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing during the spring semester of 2020.

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PEN/Faulkner

Writers in Schools Internship Summer 2019

Washington, DC
DC
posted 
1.8.19

Writers in Schools (WinS) is PEN/Faulkner’s K–12 literary arts education and community outreach programming. WinS brings contemporary literature and living writers into under-resourced DC public schools, public charter schools, community organizations, and the DC Jail; donates books to low-income readers; administers an annual Youth Essay Contest; hosts in-class personal essay writing workshop residencies with professional writers; provides bilingual Spanish/English books and programming; and offers summer youth programming.

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PEN/Faulkner

Literary Events Internship Summer 2019

Washington
DC
posted 
1.8.19

The Literary Events Internship will focus on marketing, program development, and research, centered around our public literary events and projects. These include our “Literary Conversations” event series, the annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony, the annual PEN/Faulkner Gala, and many more exciting events featuring today’s most popular and talented authors!


Tasks include:

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