Poets & Writers Magazine is an award-winning bimonthly magazine for the creative writing community. The leading journal of its kind, it enjoys a readership of 100,000 and a robust online presence. It is published by Poets & Writers, a nonprofit organization formed in 1970 to help creative writers and the literary community nationwide.
The associate editor is a key member of the editorial team and is responsible for providing vital editorial support for our flagship publication, Poets & Writers Magazine, and our website, pw.org. The associate editor reports to the editor in chief. This is a full-time position in our New York City office; we offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
• Researching, writing and updating the Grants & Awards and Conferences & Residencies section of Poets & Writers Magazine and the corresponding databases at pw.org. • Assigning, editing, and/or writing articles and essays for the News & Trends department of each issue, as well as researching and soliciting artwork and photographs for the section. • Preparing online content associated with News & Trends article for each issue’s web close. • Reviewing Grants & Awards for each issue’s web close; reviewing the addition of Deadlines and Conferences & Residencies listings to the databases and styling and linking the online Recent Winners page. • Contributing to the writing of G&A: The Contest Blog; maintaining Prize Reporter Twitter feed. • Reading and evaluating submissions. • Contributing to and editing exclusive content at pw.org when appropriate.
• At least three years of experience editing for print and/or online magazines. • Excellent journalistic writing, developmental editing, and communication skills. • Strong computer skills, especially in InDesign, Photoshop, and Drupal content management. • Highly organized with attention to detail. • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style a plus. • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook). • Familiarity with literary community and interest in contemporary literature. • Professional, cooperative, enthusiastic attitude.