Jobs for Writers

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Poets & Writers

Assistant Web Editor

New York
NY
posted 
6.22.21

The assistant web editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org), which attracts more than 1.5 million unique visitors per year and is the creative writer’s primary online source for information and advice. Responsibilities include maintaining a variety of databases, producing select web content, participating in the development of new online resources, and conducting related research. This is a full-time position in our New York City office.

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Words Without Borders

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
6.22.21

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
Full-time
New York, NY

The digital marketing and communications manager will drive audience and engagement growth across Words Without Borders’ online platforms. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter ready to think creatively about how to grow the audience for international writing and increase engagement within the communities we serve. This is an exciting opportunity for an early-career communications professional eager to make an impact in a growing international literary organization.

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InsideOut

Writer in Residence

Detroit
MI
posted 
6.21.21

Writer-in-Residence is a part-time position during the academic year. In-School Residencies generally require 3-6 hours of instruction per week during the school day (8 AM – 3 PM). Citywide Poets After-school Residencies generally require 4-6 hours of instruction per week with most sessions being held after 3 PM. Residencies tend to begin in the late fall (late October-November) and conclude in June. Compensation starts at $55 per hour of instruction.

Qualifications

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Development Writer

Bronx
NY
posted 
6.20.21

Montefiore and Einstein seeks a Development Writer to help conceptualize, research, write, and edit both internal and external communications for an expanding Office of Development. Under the direction of the Senior Director of External Relations, s/he will work on a client model across the Development department to produce high quality, inspiring, best-of-class collateral for traditional and non-traditional media in service to engaging and informing donors, prospects, patients, and friends.

Sample projects include but are not limited to:

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Radish Fiction

Uploading Specialist (Freelancer)

posted 
6.17.21

Uploading Specialist (Freelancer)

Radish is an exciting mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling. Our wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments optimized for the smartphone reader. It’s the literary equivalent of addictive TV shows, right on your phone.

Radish currently has roots in New York, Los Angeles, and Seoul with the team quickly growing in each city. Now acquired by Kakao, Radish is revolutionizing the way that stories are consumed and produced.

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Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press

Publishing Internship (two positions available)

posted 
6.15.21

Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press is seeking interns to provide support to our team. We’re looking for two full time interns to work 40 hours a week from August 2021 until February 2022 (a six month internship). The internship is paid ($15/hr). This position can be based out of our New York City or Berkeley office, or considered a remote position based anywhere in the following states: California, Oregon, New York, Washington D.C, and Maryland.

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Hurston/Wright Foundation

Executive Director

Washington
DC
posted 
6.10.21

The Hurston/Wright Foundation seeks an experienced leader to direct a dynamic team of literary arts professionals and attract new resources to build high-quality programs for aspiring and established Black writers.

ABOUT THE HURSTON/WRIGHT FOUNDATION

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PEN/Faulkner Foundation

Lisa Page Writing Workshop Fellow

Washington
DC
posted 
6.7.21

PEN/Faulkner is seeking candidates for its inaugural Lisa Page Writing Workshop Fellowship, a nine-month professional development and paid teaching opportunity in Washington, DC.

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Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute

Communication Fellow

New York
NY
posted 
6.7.21

The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute (the Communication Across the Curriculum program at Baruch College, CUNY) seeks 4 - 6 Communication Fellows to join our vibrant, interdisciplinary team for 2021 – 2022 and beyond. We especially welcome applicants who can contribute to our culture of diversity and inclusion, including those from underrepresented communities; all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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SWAG MASHA

Ghostwriters for an Interactive Novel Series

Kaliningrad
posted 
6.1.21

SWAG MASHA is an international mobile game dev studio behind a highly successful interactive novel app - Love Sick. The app has reached over 20 million installs worldwide, released in 15+ languages, building a huge fan base across the globe.

We are seeking talented romance writers who would share our passion for storytelling and join the team to provide our users with quality reading novels with a strong romantic element. Selected writers will be paired with an in-house editor and will be responsible for writing novels based on a detailed outline provided by us.

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National Book Foundation

Director of Development

New York
NY
posted 
6.1.21

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. The Director of Development will lead all aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising and cultivation efforts, while working closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Board of Directors.

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The University of Virginia

Lecturer, Prose (Faculty Wage)

posted 
6.1.21

The Department of English, Creative Writing, https://creativewriting.virginia.edu/, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, is seeking candidates for a faculty wage lecturer position to teach 1 undergraduate course in the Fall, 2021, and 1 undergraduate course in the Spring, 2022, including  workshops at the intermediate and/or advanced levels. Candidates must have an MFA degree and prior experience in teaching at the college or university level.   This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits.  For

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PEN/Faulkner Foundation

Literary Education Programs Assistant

Washington
DC
posted 
6.1.21

PEN/Faulkner is seeking candidates to join our Education Programs team for a hands-on paid internship beginning in September 2021 for a 10-month term ending in June 2022. Spanish-speaking candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The Literary Education Programs Assistant is an important part of PEN/Faulkner’s K-12 education outreach team. Our interns work in close collaboration with PEN/Faulkner’s Education Programs team and will receive direct professional experience in arts administration, arts education, and literary outreach.

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Northwestern University Press

Senior Acquisitions Editor (Trade)

posted 
6.1.21

The Senior Acquisitions Editor will build and expand the Press’s trade lists in fiction, plays, drama, poetry, social justice dialogues, literature in translation, and Chicago regional publications, and work to engage the public with the dual goal of selling books and increasing philanthropy. In the latter capacity, work closely with Director and NUL and NUP development officer.

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National Book Foundation

Administrative Assistant

New York
NY
posted 
6.1.21

The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to join our small and dynamic team. The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director (ED) and provides daily executive support, office coordination, and assistance with operational, financial, and some development activities. This is a critical support position at an established and active literary nonprofit, offering a wide ranging and valuable experience to a candidate seeking a career in arts administration.

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PEN/Faulkner Foundation

Writer in Residence

Washington
DC
posted 
6.1.21

PEN/Faulkner is seeking candidates to be Writers in Residence in public school classrooms in Washington, DC. Spanish-speaking candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Our Writers in Residence serve as writing workshop teaching artists for a single classroom in grades 3-12. Writers in Residence work in close collaboration with one of PEN/Faulkner’s partner educators, with support and oversight from PEN/Faulkner’s Director of Education Programs. This is a seasonal contractor position.

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AnyStories Fiction

Freelance Fiction Prose Writer (Romantic Genres)

posted 
5.31.21

AnyStories, a mobile app for novels, is seeking freelance writers for, daily updated long stories produced in-house. It's like Wattpad — except ALL accepted writers get paid.

This is a freelance, project-based position with long-term potential. Writers will be matched with a genre fiction project and be responsible for writing a minimum of 10 chapters (each 1,500 words) per week based on a detailed outline. Compensation will be $40 per chapter. — $400 Per Week

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UC San Diego

Temporary Part Time Lecturer - Creative Writing

La Jolla
CA
posted 
5.28.21

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego (https://literature.ucsd.edu/) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D.

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Hendrix College

Murphy Visiting Fellow in Literature and Language

posted 
5.26.21

Hendrix College invites applications for a Murphy Visiting Fellow in Literature and Language, to begin in August 2021 for a two-year term position. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college.

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Indiana Writers Center

Creative Writing Faculty

Indianapolis
IN
posted 
5.25.21

Founded in 1979, the Indiana Writers Center (IWC) is a community of writers of all levels working in an atmosphere where they can create, learn, teach, experiment, publish, and thrive. Access to successful working writers through the IWC’s programs provides basic education for beginning writers and offers ongoing instruction, support, and encouragement to those already on the path. IWC is committed to providing writing programs in a vibrant, creative environment which encourages, supports, empowers and celebrates voices in all of their sounds, colors and shapes.

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OSU-Cascades

MFA Program Manager

Bend
OR
posted 
6.5.19

OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking an MFA Program Manager. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

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