We list job openings with the independent literary magazines and publishers that are members of CLMP and other literary colleagues.
If you’re a CLMP Member and you’d like us to feature your job opening, email us at [email protected].
POSTED MARCH 2021
BOMB Magazine is seeking a Director of Advertising to develop and implement strategic, comprehensive advertising and sponsorship for the organization’s print publication, website, and newsletter. The Director of Advertising reports to the Editor-in-Chief and works closely with the Director of Digital Development. The position includes a base salary, a monthly stipend for health insurance, and a commission. This is a four-day-per-week position. Applications must be submitted by March 23, 2021.
POSTED FEBRUARY 2021
W. W. Norton is seeking candidates for multiple positions, including Marketing Coordinator, Norton Young Readers, who will work with the Publishing Director to implement marketing programs for Norton Young Readers; a Sciences Sales and Market Development Specialist, who will be responsible for developing and executing marketing and sales strategies in the field; a Business Analyst, who will collect, refine, and document requirements in accordance with project or product needs; and a Market Research and Strategy Manager, who will develop and execute marketing plans and strategies with input from the editorial and sales teams.
POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Northwestern University Press is seeking a Mellon University Press Fellow for an entry-level, fourteen-month position. The fellow will be immersed in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, the fellow will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. Fellows will also work with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing areas. This position will be on-site on the Evanston campus for a minimum of 20% of time (one day a week) immediately upon hire, with the expectation that the individual will work on-site 100% as in person staffing levels on campus resume.
Northwestern University Press is also seeking a Digital Content and Systems Coordinator to maintain NUP’s website and databases and ensure the accurate and timely distribution of metadata via Eloquence. The coordinator will also identify and implement best practices related to the form, use, and timing of metadata distribution to maximize discovery and book sales; create custom website pages and features as needed; develop and sustain non-technical user guides and documentation for use in trainings and troubleshooting; collaborate with the marketing coordinator to design and create website features and promotions to maximize book sales; and more.
Northwestern University Press additionally seeks a Senior Acquisitions Editor to build and expand the University Press’s lists of scholarly and general books in a number of humanities and social science disciplines. Areas of acquisition w ill include philosophy, film and media studies, critical ethnic studies, literary criticism, Jewish studies, literature, and other areas as suits the needs of the Press. The Senior Editor is a member of the acquisition team, and is heavily involved in discussions of focus and direction of the publishing program. She or he will also actively seek grants and subventions to support the list, and represent the Press both on campus and at academic conferences and other external events.
POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2021
Pantheon Books is seeking an Editorial Director to join its team to help shape Pantheon’s eclectic and acclaimed list of high-quality fiction, nonfiction, and graphics that help to change and enliven the discourse. The ideal candidate will have an appetite for a broad range of excellent literary work, an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep understanding of the marketplace, and the capacity to manage a diverse set of responsibilities.
The Editorial Director will work closely with the Publisher to help shape the evolving nonfiction program, and help to grow and develop the fiction and graphics programs. The Editorial Director will also be responsible for acquiring 8-10 titles a year. Alongside their own editorial work, the Editorial Director will help to manage the editorial team, and will participate in imprint decisions regarding acquisitions, publications, and publishing strategies for both frontlist and backlist.
POSTED FEBRUARY 2021
Foglifter Press is seeking a Literary Production Assistant to assist in creating interior and cover layouts for print publications (two anthologies/chapbooks and two journal issues per year), in preparing ePub conversion for each publication, and in scouting cover art for each issue. The estimated time commitment for this role is two to four hours per week during non-production times, and five to ten hours during production times. It includes a yearly honorarium of $750.
POSTED FEBRUARY 2021
Consequence Magazine, an international journal that addresses the effects and realities of geopolitical violence, is seeking a Fiction Editor. A few of the editor’s responsibilities will include soliciting literary-quality fiction, developing independent projects for our bi-annual print journal and various electronic mediums, and managing all submissions via Submittable. The ideal candidate will have experience in the military, a personal interest in the causes and effects of national and global geopolitical violence, and an articulated philosophy of what makes for quality fiction. The position is currently estimated to require five hours per week and is on a volunteer basis. Interested applicants should email the managing editor, Matthew Krajniak, with a résumé and a brief cover letter at [email protected].
POSTED FEBRUARY 2021
The Paris Review is seeking a Managing Editor to work closely with the editor in chief and other staff on production of the print quarterly and other editorial projects. The managing editor oversees production on the quarterly, works closely with the editor-in-chief on acquisitions and shaping the Review’s iconic Writers at Work interview series, and contributes to special editorial projects (including Paris Review Editions).
This position will begin remotely, but the ability to relocate to New York City by late 2021 is expected. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to
[email protected]. Please be sure to use the subject line “Managing Editor.”
POSTED JANUARY 2021
Oxford American is seeking applicants to three positions.
A part-time Fulfillment Coordinator and Receptionist based in Conway, Arkansas, will troubleshoot subscription issues, fulfill and ship orders, handle all incoming and outgoing mail, liaise with bookstores, manage the office inventory, and more.
A full-time Engagement Editor, based remotely or in Central Arkansas, will create compelling and entertaining content across social media, web, and email channels that successfully reaches its intended audience.
A full-time Advertising Sales Director, based remotely or in Central Arkansas, will execute, measure, and optimize advertising sales across platforms and will manage day-to-day relationships with Advertising Team.
POSTED JANUARY 6, 2021
Lucky Jefferson is seeking remote, volunteer Guest Editors to generate visibility for Black voices and increased accessibility to Black & African American Literature through its digital zine Awake. Applicants should be BIPOC identifying authors excited about poetry, especially new contemporary works, and our mission to reinvigorate publishing. Each position lasts for one to two months at 10 hours per month. Applications to guest edit Issue 3 are due on February 1; applications for future issues are accepted on a rolling basis.