Jobs with Publishers


We list job and volunteer 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 or volunteer opening, email us at [email protected].


POSTED JUNE 2024

Paid (Stipend)

Epiphany Magazine is currently seeking a paid, part-time Website/Social Media Manager.

The Website/Social Media Manager is responsible for making day-to-day updates and ongoing upgrades to Epiphany’s website; creating all social media postings; creating and maintaining website posting schedules; liaising with editorial staff to obtain content and working with editorial team to assess new design requirements; maintaining Epiphany’s YouTube channel and providing support for publication and streaming on that platform; creating designs and concepts as well as sample graphic designs, illustrations, and banner designs for website, social media, and mailings; and more. This role requires a high level of organization, attention to detail, project management prowess, a focus on increasing audiences, and exceptional creative skills, e.g. the ability to create and/or identify images as well as design mailings and other communications.

This is a part-time position that pays a fee of $10,000 annually. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and links to design examples to [email protected].

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Paid (Salary)

The Kenyon Review is seeking a paid, full-time Managing Editor.

The Managing Editor is responsible for overseeing print and web production and scheduling of The Kenyon Review; coordinating with readers, editors, authors, designers, copyeditors, proofreaders, printer, and distributors; writing copy for and overseeing production of monthly newsletters; drafting grant and foundation applications and reports; assisting Editor in short-term and long-term strategic organizational planning; meeting weekly with editorial team to discuss work for inclusion in the journal and align editorial work with print production schedule; supervising Assistant Managing Editor, copyeditors, managing editorial intern, and three contest interns; working with Director of Operations and Operations Assistant to implement, maintain and evaluate information systems; working with Director of Operations on renewal and expiration communications and cadence, print runs, annual publishing budget, subscription promotions, and distribution of complimentary subscriptions; and more.

This is a full-time position, preferably with an in-person or hybrid work schedule based at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Interested applicants should fill out an application via Kenyon College’s employment website.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Paid (Stipend)

Grove Atlantic/Roxane Gay Books is seeking a paid, part-time Editorial Fellow.

The Editorial Fellow will have exposure to the editorial, marketing, publicity, and rights departments of Grove Atlantic, and will directly support Roxane Gay Books, a new imprint at Grove Atlantic, in building an exciting list of fiction and nonfiction. Responsibilities include reading and evaluating submissions; maintaining a submission log; assisting with author correspondence; performing other editorial support; writing tip sheets, catalog copy, pitch letters, buzz letters and lists, and other in-house and outward-facing publishing assets; assisting with bookseller outreach and sales reporting; performing light work with contracts, royalty statements, and databases; performing other administrative tasks; and more.

This is a one-year fellowship that will allow the Fellow to gain experience in publishing with an emphasis on creating access for candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in publishing. This part-time position requires 24 hours of work over 3 days a week and pays a $25,000 stipend. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, as well as a list of three titles you loved that were published in the past year, as one PDF to [email protected] with the subject “[first name] [last name] Fellowship 2024-2025” by June 24.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Paid (Salary)

Milkweed Editions is seeking a paid, full-time Administrative Manager.

The Administrative Manager is responsible for building and managing budgets, coordinating relationships with vendors and business partners, drafting and revising contracts, coordinating events, managing complex projects, maintaining calendars and to-do lists, liaising with the organization’s Board of Directors, assisting with scheduling and correspondence for the Publisher & CEO, and more.

This is a full-time, in-person position based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that pays a salary of $50,000 to $75,000 depending on experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter addressed to Daniel Slager in one combined PDF via Submittable by July 12.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Paid (Salary)

Cave Canem is seeking a paid Development Coordinator.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for drafting acknowledgement letters and other correspondence for donors and prospects; working with vendors and mail houses to ensure that materials and data are ordered and provided on time in support of annual appeals; assisting with prospect research and creation of briefing documents for individual donors, institutional donors, and partnerships; assisting with departmental coding and budget tracking, as needed; maintaining Cave Canem’s primary CRM, Kindful; working extensively with Kindful and/or other platforms used by the development team to generate queries and exports needed for annual giving outreach or grant maintenance; helping to process and log all incoming individual and institutional gifts; assisting with planning, coordination, and implementation of cultivation and fundraising events; and more.

This position requires at least 2 days of in-person work at the Brooklyn, New York, office, and pays a salary of $62,400. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of two references as a single PDF document to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Coordinator [your name].”

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Volunteer

Full Stop is currently seeking applicants for the volunteer position of Reviews Editor.

The Reviews Editor is responsible for responding to emails from reviewers, updating deadlines, keeping a tab on reviews, and other administrative tasks; working one-on-one with reviewers through the editorial process; meeting with the three other Reviews Editors to map ideas for the reviews section; twice a year, working with the Reviews Editors to compile a list of books for review; and meeting with the full editorial collective every couple months to work on bigger projects such as grants, Full Stop Quarterly issues, and the Full Stop Fellows program. The ideal candidate has experience writing cultural criticism, has some experience as an editor or writing mentor, and is enthusiastic about championing reviews by established and early career writers as well as works in translation, works by minoritized and underrepresented writers, and books by small and independent presses.

This is a remote, volunteer position that requires three to five hours of work per week. Candidates can be based anywhere globally. Interested applicants should submit an application via Google form by June 30.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Paid (Salary)

The Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a paid, full-time Assistant Director of its Publishing Laboratory.

The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the Publishing Laboratory and its book and magazine operations under supervision of the director; maintaining the desktop publishing facility, including a seventeen-station Macintosh lab and adjacent bindery; mentoring the graduate student staff; supervising editorial and design projects toward departmental advertising; and supporting the work of Chautauqua and Ecotone magazines as well as the book imprint, Lookout. The successful candidate will teach courses in publishing and contribute to curriculum development and administration of both the department’s BFA and post-baccalaureate certificates in publishing, as well as serve on departmental committees.

This is a full-time, in-person position that begins in August 2024. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, combined unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three professional references as an Adobe PDF document via UNCW’s employment website by June 27.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Volunteer

Trio House Press is currently seeking part-time, volunteer Fall 2024 Interns in Secondary Editing/Proofreading or Social Media.

Depending on their area of focus, Interns are responsible for completing copy editing and proofreading tasks; creating posts, reels, and graphics for their assigned social media app; helping maintain the website event calendar; maintaining close communication with Social Media Coordinator and other press staff; and more. Applicants should have an understanding of the contemporary poetry and/or creative nonfiction landscape, have taken coursework in those areas, and/or have experience editing/reading for their campus literary magazine or an independent literary magazine.

These are volunteer positions with varying time commitments depending on the area of focus. Interested applicants should fill out an application via Google form.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2024

Paid (Salary)

The National Book Foundation is seeking a paid, full-time Director of Finance & Operations.

The Director of Finance & Operations is responsible for leading strategic and multi-year budgeting and financial forecasting, with an eye towards thoughtful growth; liaising with relevant Board Committees; providing financial oversight for the organization and being responsible for the entire range of financial management, from daily operations to high-level management; partnering with leadership team and Executive Director to think strategically about the organization’s financial health and long-term growth, including developing multi-year financial models and strategies; coordinating and managing the annual audit and the preparation and submission of the IRS 990; ensuring that filing systems are organized, complete, and current; overseeing and collaborating with various team members to manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, properties, and system maintenance; advising on, developing/refining, and implementing sustainable HR systems and protocols; and more.

This is a full-time, hybrid position that begins in August 2024 and pays a salary of $110,000 to $130,000 depending on experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Director of Finance & Operations – YOUR NAME.” Review of applications will begin in mid-June 2024, and priority will be given to applications received by June 21.

 

 

POSTED MAY 2024

Paid (Hourly)

Ugly Duckling Presse is seeking a paid, part-time Distribution and Outreach Coordinator.

The Distribution and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for handling invoicing; overseeing book shipments and wholesale orders; researching book stores; scheduling, coordinating, and fulfilling shipments to reviewers, authors, translators, partner bookstores, and UDP subscribers; keeping up with inquiries and requests sent to the orders department; corresponding with customers and bookstores; supporting the presse manager with grant writing and reporting, grant research, and rolling out fundraising campaigns; researching and submitting books for prizes throughout the year; assisting with some simple bookbinding; providing volunteer day support; participating in housekeeping duties; helping with inventory; ordering studio supplies; supporting events; and guiding UDP apprentices and interns in their areas of work; and more.

This is a part-time position that requires 18 hours of work per week in person, at the Gowanus, Brooklyn studio, and pays $23 per hour. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and two references in a single PDF to Marine Cornuet and Camila Valle at [email protected] between June 5 and June 12.

 

 

POSTED MAY 2024

Paid (Salary)

The Feminist Press is seeking a paid, full-time Senior Editor.

The Senior Editor is responsible for evaluating manuscripts in accordance with the press’s mission and acquiring approximately eight books a year; doing developmental and line editing of manuscripts with authors and translators; developing and maintaining relationships with literary agents; working with authors, team members, and freelance cover designers to develop aesthetic vision for books; drafting title information and catalog and jacket copy in coordination with marketing department; overseeing the editorial and production department; handling all relevant negotiations, contracts, and invoicing; drafting all book-related contracts and MOUs; managing foreign and audio licensing of titles; attending international rights fairs such as London and Frankfurt; and more.

This is a full-time, hybrid position that requires at least 2 days per week of in-person work at the Feminist Press office in Manhattan, New York. It pays a salary of $60,000 to $75,000 depending on experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and one writing sample (preferably an anonymized editorial letter or reader’s report) as PDFs to [email protected] by June 24.

 

 

POSTED MAY 2024

Paid (Salary)

The Department of English at East Carolina University is seeking a paid, full-time Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (depending upon qualifications).

The Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching four undergraduate writing courses per year and serving as the Assistant Editor and Program Director for ECU’s award-winning North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR), which includes working with student interns, in consultation with the NCLR editors, on the daily operations of producing four issues of the NCLR a year. Additional duties may include working with the Technical and Professional Communication (TPC) faculty and the NCLR editor to arrange workshops in courses focused on editing and publishing, and with creative writing (CW) faculty to arrange beta screening by their classes for NCLR contests; working with the NCLR editor, CW faculty, and TPC faculty to develop and oversee a publication laboratory; organizing outside programs and projects; and collaborating with the editor on grant writing and fundraising initiatives to support NCLR work.

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position that begins in August 2024 and is for the fall and spring semesters of the 2024-2025 academic year, with the possibility of subsequent appointments. The salary is commensurate with qualifications. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two to three current references via East Carolina University’s employment website.

 

 

POSTED MAY 2024

Paid (Stipend)

One Story is seeking a paid, part-time Apprentice.

The Apprentice is responsible for reading and evaluating submissions, assisting the editorial department with copyediting and proofreading, attending weekly meetings with Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Assistant, attending bi-monthly readers’ meetings, assisting the Executive Director with grant writing, assisting with email and social media marketing, assisting with development and technical support of online education courses, lending support at the annual Literary Debutante Ball, and performing general administrative tasks.

One Story is specifically seeking applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the publishing industry who are recent college graduates or in their final year of college (class of 2024 or 2025) and not enrolled in a graduate program. Candidates should be creative, eager to work with a small, dedicated team, and have a demonstrated interest in the literary community and publishing world.

This is a part-time position that requires 15 hours a week from September 2024 to May 2025 and pays a $10,000 stipend. It requires 1 day a week of in-person work at the Gowanus, Brooklyn, office. Interested applicants should apply via Submittable by June 11.

 

 

POSTED MAY 2024

Paid (Salary)

The National Book Foundation is seeking a paid, full-time Awards & Communications Coordinator.

The Awards & Communications Coordinator is responsible for working closely with the Senior Manager of Awards & Honors to provide communications support around National Book Awards submissions, including responding to eligibility inquiries and supporting the annual eligibility checking process; supporting travel logistics, vendor communications, and publisher coordination for the National Book Awards Ceremony; supporting the production of an annual promotional video; working with the Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications to craft all media announcements and related public-facing materials; working closely with outsourced design teams to provide accurate copy and image assets for design needs; working closely with the Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications to execute email marketing and social media strategies; providing general event production support for the 5 Under 35 celebration, the National Book Awards Ceremony, and similar events; and more.

This is a full-time position based in New York City with a flexible in-office/remote hybrid schedule and a salary of $54,000 to $58,000 depending on experience. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Awards & Communications Coordinator.” Priority will be given to applications received by May 19.

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2024

Paid (Salary)

Words Without Borders is seeking a paid, full-time Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for strategizing and expanding upon WWB’s fundraising pipeline, both by stewarding existing funding opportunities and identifying new ones; planning and executing the annual gala and smaller cultivation events; overseeing two annual fundraising appeals; managing WWB’s budget and finances, including approving payments to vendors and overseeing work of a freelance bookkeeper; working with an independent auditor in the preparation of annual statements and 990; providing guidance and mentorship to staff members, fostering their professional growth and development; ensuring that staff members feel valued, supported, and empowered to contribute their best to the organization; working with program staff to set annual and longer-term strategies for WWB’s digital magazine, education program, events, communications, and fellowships; developing and implementing organizational strategies in collaboration with the board and staff; and more.

This is a full-time position with a salary of $120,000. The position can be remote but the Executive Director should be able to travel easily to New York City for board meetings and events. Interested applicants should submit an application via the talent consulting firm’s website.

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2024

Volunteer

West Trade Review is currently seeking remote, volunteer Prose (Fiction/CNF) and Poetry Readers.

Readers are responsible for attending biweekly, one-hour Zoom meetings and reading submissions quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality. They should be self-motivated and capable of meeting deadlines, and have a solid educational or professional background in creative writing and/or literature that allows for insightful analysis of a submission, including the strengths and weaknesses of each piece.

The time commitment for these remote, volunteer positions varies weekly, but will require working via Submittable and Slack for approximately 5 to 10 hours each week. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Ken Harmon at [email protected] with the subject line “reader position.”

 

 

POSTED MARCH 2024

Paid (Salary)

Small Press Traffic is seeking applicants for the paid, full-time position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for designing and implementing literary and multi-disciplinary programming in collaboration with staff, outside curators, community members, and partners; leading archive and preservation project in collaboration with consultant, project manager, and a team of archive workers; assessing program efficacy, reach, and impact on an ongoing basis; developing and executing an annual fundraising strategy that secures the funding needed to maintain or exceed current staff pay and thoughtfully expand programming; preparing and managing an annual budget; leading a fully remote team; fostering a safe and inclusive work environment that stresses creativity, community building, teamwork, and accountability; and more.

This is a hybrid, full-time position based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a salary of $75,000 to $80,000 depending on experience. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

 

 

POSTED FEBRUARY 2024

Paid (Salary)

The Drift is currently seeking a paid, part-time or full-time Business Manager.

The Business Manager is responsible for preparing The Drift’s budget, keeping track of revenue and expenses, and identifying opportunities for growth and savings; coordinating with the external bookkeeper and accountant to prepare accurate tax forms and information required for independent audits; soliciting advertisements; managing circulation through bookstore and distributor outreach; processing payments to contributors and staff; identifying potential grant opportunities; helping to write and compile budgetary documents for grants; assisting with fundraising events; and designing marketing campaigns to expand the magazine’s reach. Additional responsibilities may be added depending on the interests, experience, and availability of the hire.

This position can be part-time or full-time depending on the hire’s preferences, with a salary of $30,000 to $60,000 depending on time commitment and experience. The position is largely remote but candidates should be based in New York City. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, as well as the names and contact information of two references, to [email protected].

 

 

POSTED OCTOBER 2023

Paid (Salary)

The Center for the Art of Translation is currently seeking applicants for the hybrid, full-time position of Event Production Coordinator.

The Event Production Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of technical production for the Center’s in-person, online, and hybrid public programs (an average of two per week); overseeing all elements of livestreaming, including post-production editing and uploading; developing and implementing event production plans; securing travel and accommodations for visiting artists according to per diem and lodging allowances; maintaining event details across the Center’s Google calendar, website, and various event listings; managing contracts; tracking event registrations and RSVPs; updating databases; contributing to promotional efforts; completing event reports; welcoming visiting artists and guests in a warm, friendly manner that ensures everyone feels comfortable, cared for, and valued; and more.

This is a hybrid, full-time position based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a salary of $60,000. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the appropriate subject line.

 

 

ROLLING

Paid (Hourly)

midnight & indigo is seeking applicants to the paid, contract position of Writing Instructor for its online writing program, which serves Black women writers of all experience levels.

The program is interested in course proposals from Writing Instructors based on short story writing; novel writing; essay writing; craft; specific genres, especially speculative; editing; workshopping; analysis and discussion of books by Black and POC writers; and more. Classes must focus on craft, with the intention to help writers become more confident, skilled, and effective in their prose. They should include a combination of lecture/instruction, writing exercises, and in-class discussions. Courses should be formatted into one-day, two-day, two-week, three-week, or four-week seminars. Individual class sessions should run from ninety minutes to 3 hours each.

The program is open to instructors with a wide range of teaching, writing, and experience levels. This is a remote, paid position with a per-hour pay scale that will be determined based on instructor experience, course curriculum, and time commitment. Interested applicants should submit their course proposal and relevant experience via Submittable. If selected, applicants will be asked to submit a formal course proposal and participate in a truncated mock class as a component of the interview process.

 

Volunteer

The Upper New Review is seeking applicants to the part-time, volunteer positions of Nonfiction Editor, Visual Arts Editor, Nonfiction Reviewer, and Visual Arts Reviewer.

Nonfiction Editors are responsible for managing submissions and reviews on various submission platforms, including Submittable and Duosuma; interfacing with judges and otherwise assisting with essay contests; actively engaging with writers to increase audience and solicit submissions; and more. This is a remote, volunteer position that will require at least five hours of work per week, with flexibility for a proactive person to make the position their own. Interested applicants should fill out an application via Google form.

Visual Arts Editors are responsible for managing submissions and reviews on various submission platforms, including Submittable and Call For Entry; interfacing with jurors and otherwise assisting with juried shows; assisting with cover contests for print issues; actively engaging with creatives to increase audience and solicit submissions; and more. This is a remote, volunteer position that will require at least five hours of work per week, with flexibility for a proactive person to make the position their own. Interested applicants should fill out an application via Google form.

Nonfiction Reviewers are responsible for working with The Upper New Review leadership to strategize and execute plans for seeking out creative individuals writing nonfiction narratives anywhere in the world; engaging with these individuals through in-person and digital communications to solicit submissions, especially for a global essay contest; and serving as a first-round reviewer for the essay contest as well as all other nonfiction submissions. Interested applicants should fill out an application via Google form.

Visual Arts Reviewers are responsible for working with The Upper New Review leadership to strategize and execute plans for seeking out creative individuals producing visual art anywhere in the United States; engaging with these individuals through in-person and digital communications to solicit submissions, especially for a national juried visual arts show; and serving as a first-round reviewer for the juried show as well as all other visual arts submissions. Interested applicants should fill out an application via Google form.

 

Volunteer

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 are accepted on a rolling basis.