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National Book Foundation

Programs Assistant

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2.24.20

The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, is seeking a part-time, temporary Programs Assistant. The principle focus of this position is the Literature for Justice (LFJ) program, a nationwide, book-based campaign that seeks to contextualize the issue of mass incarceration through annual reading lists, outreach, and public events, as well as additional education and public program support as needed. The Programs Assistant will work closely with the Public Programs Manager and Deputy Director.

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Melville House

Publicist/Senior Publicist

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
2.21.20

Melville House is looking for an experienced 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 experience at book publicity, who is well-versed in the fundamentals, and is excited by the changes sweeping the industry today and the way those changes can foster public discussion of books.

Melville House is a mission-driven company, and features a highly collaborative workplace, so it's also crucial that we find someone who plays well with others.

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Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Production Editor

Madison
WI
posted 
2.20.20

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is seeking a new Production Editor to join our team. The job is full-time with excellent benefits and located in Madison, Wisconsin. 

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College of Charleston

Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing

Charleston
SC
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2.20.20

The College of Charleston’s Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing—Poetry, with a start date of August 16, 2020 and the possibility of annual renewal.The department offers both an MFA and a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is also home to the literary journal Crazyhorse. Required qualifications include an MFA or a PhD in English with emphasis in Creative Writing; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a commitment to participating in a growing English program.

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Cornell University Press

Mellon Diversity Fellow - Acquisitions Assistant

Ithaca
NY
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2.19.20

Cornell University Press is the first university press to be established in the United States and a leading academic publisher in the humanities, social sciences, and natural history.   

Thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation, Cornell University Press is seeking a Mellon Diversity Fellow to join our acquisitions department.  The fellow will serve in an entry-level position and provide support to one or more Acquisitions Editors in acquiring scholarly books.
 

About the Andrew W. Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program

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Penzler Publishers

Publicity Director

New York
NY
posted 
2.18.20

Penzler Publishers is seeking a Publicity Director to work independently on titles for all imprints (American Mystery Classics, Scarlet, The Mysterious Press, and MysteriousPress.com). Additional responsibilities would include handling publicity for the Mysterious Bookshop and Otto Penzler’s books.


Responsibilities:

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New College of Florida

Writer in Residence: Fall 2020–Spring 2021 - Electronic Literature or Translation

Sarasota
FL
posted 
2.18.20

New College of Florida announces an opening for a Writer in Residence, Fall 2020–Spring 2021 (August–December and February–May). The designated Honors College of the State University System, New College of Florida is a small, highly selective, residential liberal arts institution. We are especially interested  this year in applicants with expertise in electronic literature and/or  translation.

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The Hawkins Project

Publicist

San Francisco
CA
posted 
2.17.20

McSweeney's Publishing is looking for a publicist to help spread the word about our wide array of titles. Now a non-profit, we publish books and magazines as well as other creative projects and events, many of which don't fit the traditional publishing model. The perfect candidate has experience in book publicity, incredible media knowledge and contacts, and enthusiasm. This job is full time. We are based in San Francisco, however this role can be based anywhere. Please email us your resume and a cover letter.

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Interlochen Arts Camp

Comics and Graphic Narratives Institute Instructor

Interlochen
MI
posted 
2.14.20

Join Interlochen Arts Camp as our Comics and Graphic Narratives Institute Instructor. This position will provide instruction for the one-week intensive High School Comic and Graphic Narratives Institute to students at both the exploratory and advanced levels.  The dates of employment are 6/20/20–6/25/20. Housing and all meals are included with this position. To apply please go to our website: https://careers.interlochen.org/summerjobs .

Major Responsibilities:

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Milkweed Editions

The Milkweed Fellowship

Minneapolis
MN
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2.10.20

The Milkweed Fellowship is grounded in our belief that books have the potential to change the way we see the world, and that equity is essential to a vibrant, diverse, and empowered literary ecosystem.

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Southwest Minnesota State University

Assistant Professor of Poetry

Marshall
MN
posted 
2.7.20

Assistant Professor of Poetry

 

Salary and Terms:  Full-time, nine month tenure-track position. Salary placement is commensurate on education and experience.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin March 2, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Appointment Date:  August 17, 2020

 

Position Description:

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InsideOut Literary Arts

Program Director

Detroit
MI
posted 
2.6.20

Position: Program Director

Direct Manager: Executive Director

Status & Location: Full-time, 40 hours/week, exempt

 

About InsideOut

Since 1995, InsideOut Literary Arts has helped over 60,000 of Detroit’s youth build their literary and academic skills through creative writing.

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Page Street Publishing

Freelance Copyeditors, Proofreaders, and Indexers

Salem
MA
posted 
1.31.20

Since 2012, Page Street Publishing has published a growing number of high-quality books with top-end content, specializing in a number of nonfiction subjects—including cookbooks, lifestyle, and crafting—in addition to publishing a selection of young adult fiction and children’s titles. 

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National Writers Series

Teaching Fellow

Traverse City
MI
posted 
1.31.20

The National Writers Series of Traverse City, Michigan, is accepting applications for a Teaching Fellow position for an innovative high school writing program. The ideal candidate will be a published writer in the fields of creative writing and/or journalism with proven excellence as a writing instructor.  

The application deadline is February 27. If interested, please fill out the application here. 

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826 National

Director of Research and Evaluation

San Francisco
CA
posted 
1.31.20

ABOUT 826 NATIONAL 826 National is the largest youth writing network in the United States, amplifying the impact of writing and publishing centers across the US, along with the words of so many young authors. We serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success. 

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826 Boston

AmeriCorps Writers' Room Fellowship, High School Program Specialist

Roxbury
MA
posted 
1.29.20

826 Boston seeks mission-driven change-makers to join the Writers’ Room Fellowship as AmeriCorps Members for the 2020-2021 school year. 826 Boston is rapidly expanding to serve more students in the Boston Public Schools through its innovative Writers’ Room Program. This is an exciting opportunity to join 15 AmeriCorps members and play a key role in driving impact. 

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826 Boston

AmeriCorps Writers' Room Fellowship, K–8 Program Specialist

Roxbury
MA
posted 
1.29.20

826 Boston seeks mission-driven change-makers to join the Writers’ Room Fellowship as AmeriCorps Members for the 2020-2021 school year. 826 Boston is rapidly expanding to serve more students in the Boston Public Schools through its innovative Writers’ Room Program. This is an exciting opportunity to join 15 AmeriCorps members and play a key role in driving impact. 

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826 Boston

AmeriCorps Writers' Room Fellowship, Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Roxbury
MA
posted 
1.29.20

826 Boston seeks mission-driven change-makers to join the Writers’ Room Fellowship as AmeriCorps Members for the 2020-2021 school year. 826 Boston is rapidly expanding to serve more students in the Boston Public Schools through its innovative Writers’ Room Program. This is an exciting opportunity to join 15 AmeriCorps members and play a key role in driving impact. 

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Jill Grinberg Literary Management

Literary Agent

Brooklyn
NY
posted 
1.29.20

Jill Grinberg Literary Management, a full service literary agency, is looking to expand, and seeking a dedicated literary agent to join our team.

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Getty Publications, The J. Paul Getty Trust

Rights Coordinator

Los Angeles
CA
posted 
1.28.20

With minimum supervision, oversee the illustration program for individual Getty publications. Source and purchase reproduction-quality images for use in publication projects. Negotiate licenses and permissions for reproduction of images, identify legal restrictions in their use, and develop and maintain records of these agreements.

Major Job Responsibilities:

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The Dalton School

The Dalton Creative Writing Program Fellowship

New York
NY
posted 
1.27.20

The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students and approximately 350 faculty and staff.   

Dalton is pleased to announce The Dalton Creative Writing Program Fellowship, which is designed to increase diversity within the Program’s course offerings. Responsibilities include:   

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Novelly

Educational Webcomic Writer

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1.24.20

Layla’s Last Week is becoming a series! We are looking for writers for 3 webcomics that will be used to support our Sexual and Reproductive Health education efforts. These webcomics contain 1–3 points where the reader can make a significant decision for the character in the form of a poll with 3–5 options of what they would choose to do in the character’s situation. 

The writer must accurately portray the lived experiences and backgrounds of one of these protagonists:

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Kenyon College

Mellon Science Writing Fellow

Gambier
OH
posted 
1.24.20

Kenyon College invites applications for the Mellon Science Writing Fellowship. This two-year fellowship offers a qualified individual time to develop as a writer and teacher. The fellow will also contribute to the evolution of the emerging, interdisciplinary science writing program at Kenyon.

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Pace University

Program Head: Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media

New York
NY
posted 
1.14.20

The School of Performing Arts (PPA) in Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position as founding Program Head of the new BA in Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media (WDE), to launch in September 2020. The rank will be based on the individual’s experience.

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