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New York, New York (United States)


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Associate Editor

Job ID: 56552
Job Views: 333
Location: New York, New York, United States
Postal Code: 10004
Job Category: Online | New Media,Magazines
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 47500 per year
Posted: 04.10.2019

Job Description

ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Poets & Writers Magazine
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, 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.
Responsibilities include:
•     Researching, writing and updating the Grants & Awards and Conferences & Residencies section of Poets & Writers Magazine and the corresponding databases at
•     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 when appropriate.

Job Requirements

•     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.             

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