Jobs for Writers

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

University of Michigan

Helen Herzog Zell Visiting Professorship in Fiction

posted 
8.11.20

Visiting appointment in fiction.  Anticipated three-year appointment, with potential of renewal for two additional years. Candidates should be emerging writers (one book published or under contract; candidates may also have a second book under contract) who have achieved distinction in their writing and excellence in their teaching or show the promise of such distinction and excellence. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their writ

read more

Colby College

2021 Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence

Waterville
ME
posted 
8.10.20

The Creative Writing Program at Colby College is accepting applications for the 2021 Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence. 

read more

Wonder

Freelancer Research Writer

posted 
8.6.20

Wonder is a new kind of knowledge service that makes your brain scalable. We provide instant access to the intellect and fact-finding skills of a distributed network of research analysts around the world to enable Fortune 500s, top-tier consulting firms and leading marketing agencies with strategic knowledge when they need it most.

read more

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. 

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

Hedgebrook

Executive Director

Freeland
WA
posted 
7.28.20

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

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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:

read more

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:

read more

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.

read more

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

read more

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.

read more

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. 

read more

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.

read more