Jobs with Publishers


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 JUNE 2021

Graywolf Press is seeking applicants for the position of Office Manager.
The Office Manager will report to Finance & Managing Director and Sales & Operations Manager. This position is responsible for the smooth running of Graywolf’s physical office space and particular support of the Director and Publisher, including travel and meeting scheduling. Graywolf has twenty employees, many of whom work entirely remotely or in hybrid arrangements. This position will be based onsite five days per week and is not eligible for a remote or hybrid arrangement.

The salary range is $45,000–$50,000, dependent on experience. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and the deadline to apply is June 28, 2021, at 5 PM CT.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2021

Feminist Press is seeking applicants for the Feminist Press Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices are are involved in every level of the press’s work, from proofreading forthcoming books to mailing advanced review copies, and juggle a wide variety of tasks that require a significant degree of responsibility. Prior office experience is helpful, as is any prior experience in publishing, editing, book sales, etc. A good knowledge of the Feminist Press list and an understanding of intersectional feminism is essential.

The fall 2021 program begins the last week of August and runs through December. The apprenticeship requires a commitment of three days a week, and Feminist Press apprentices are paid $15.00 per hour. To apply, email a resume and a cover letter to [email protected], including information about your availability and contact information for two references, by June 17, 2021.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2021

Words Without Borders is hiring a Digital Marketing & Communications Manager to drive audience and engagement growth across Words Without Borders’ online platforms. Working closely with the executive director and the editorial, education, and development staff, the digital marketing and communications manager will develop and implement digital communications strategies aligned with our overall organizational goals. Key responsibilities include managing and expanding WWB’s social media presence by sharing literary and programmatic content on social media; coordinating with the editorial team to develop creative marketing plans for international literary content; and devising and executing email, social media, and advertising campaigns to promote WWB’s mission, fundraising, and strategic priorities.

This is a full-time, semi-remote position based in New York City with a salary range of $45,000–$50,000 per year. Interested candidates may email a résumé and cover letter indicating how this position aligns with their skill set and career goals to Karen M. Phillips, executive director, with the subject line “Digital Marketing & Communications Manager” by July 5, 2021, at 5 PM EDT.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2021

The Resort, a writing community in Long Island City, is offering four Fellowships to writers who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQ+. Each fellowship will take place from September 1 to December 31, 2021, and include four months of Cabana Club membership, a publishing Q&A and personal query letter review with Vivian Lee, a phone call about publishing with Hannah Bae, and in-person gatherings with guest writers. Apply by July 16, 2021.

 

 

POSTED JUNE 2021

Epiphany is seeking applicants to the Fresh Voices Fellowship, which will support one BIPOC writer who does not have an MFA and is not currently enrolled in a degree-granting creative writing program. The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to publish and engage in an individual mentorship specific to the Fellow’s unique interests and vision. It will also include a $2,000 stipend. All applicants will receive a complimentary digital subscription to Epiphany. Apply by July 1, 2021.

 

 

POSTED MAY 2021

The National Book Foundation is seeking applicants to three positions: Communications and Marketing Manager, Director of Development and Administrative Assistant.

The full-time Communications and Marketing Manager will report directly to the Foundation’s Executive Director to strategize and execute all efforts related to marketing and publicity. This person will plan and execute a wide range of internal and external communications, including but not limited to team updates, press releases, newsletters, physical and digital marketing materials, social media posts, and event materials; create and sustain a consistent and appealing brand across social media, press relations, and marketing efforts; serve as main contact for all press inquiries and coverage; and operate as a key member in the conceptualizing, planning, and execution of the annual National Book Awards. This is a full-time position based in New York, though may begin remotely as needed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The full-time, senior-level Director of Development will lead all aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising and cultivation efforts, while working closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Board of Directors. The National Book Foundation is seeking a strategic leader who can help access the resources that will enable the Foundation to reach a new level of impact, with a heavy focus on individual giving and donor cultivation. The Director of Development will provide intellectual support and leadership for all development efforts and activities, including the launch of the National Book Foundation Leadership Circle, a giving society/advisory group designed to strengthen the Foundation’s network of and engagement with high-level individual donors; annual giving campaigns; management of existing Foundation and government grants, and research of new opportunities; high-level management of the Foundation’s donor database and tracking/communication systems with operational support from the Administrative Assistant; and maintaining the Foundation’s Book Council (junior committee). This position is based in New York, though may begin remotely as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full-time Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director and provides daily executive support, office coordination, and assistance with operational, financial, and some development activities. This is a critical support position at an established and active literary nonprofit, offering a wide-ranging and valuable experience to a candidate seeking a career in arts administration. This position is based in New York, though may begin remotely as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

POSTED MAY 2021

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) seeks a Digital Communications Coordinator, who will implement the day-to-day online production and promotion of the AAWW’s content, and a 2021 Poetry Coalition Fellow.

The Digital Communications Coordinator will report to and work closely with the Digital Communications Manager to implement the overarching communications strategy via social and newsletter campaigns, graphic design, and magazine production. They will collaborate with the Programs and Editorial teams. Overall, the Digital Communications Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the postings are completed in a timely manner, and the Workshop’s digital presence is aligned with our mission and values. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will temporarily be a remote position as the AAWW staff continues to telecommute. Candidates not currently based in New York City will be expected to relocate once AAWW staff return to in-person work. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the following subject line: FULL NAME – Digital Communications Coordinator. Learn more.

The Poetry Coalition Fellow will report to the Executive Director and work with the Executive Director and Programs team to implement AAWW’s development and programming strategies. This position will boost administrative capacity across the AAWW staff, and assist with grant writing, donor outreach and stewardship, fundraising research, and will be an integral part of the Programs team in visualizing, curating, and producing a gala event in the fall of 2021 to support the AAWW’s work and mission. This position is 20 hours per week from September 13, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The stipend is $18,720 plus $1,000 toward health care. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references to [email protected] by July 6, 2021. Please include the following subject line: FULL NAME – Poetry Coalition. Learn more.

 

 

POSTED MAY 2021

Ruminate Magazine is hiring a paid, part-time Editor to uphold Ruminate’s mission of supporting our community of artists, seekers, and readers seeking spiritually nourishing conversations. The Editor will develop and maintain a long-term editorial strategy that continues the high editorial standards and Ruminate’s distinctive contemplative sensibility and will prioritize expanding the range of editorial and contributor voices to reflect a growing and changing audience. The Editor is responsible for overseeing production of the print magazine, mentoring and supporting the magazine contract staff editors, and working closely with the operations team to ensure the print quality, accuracy, and on-schedule publication of each issue.

The Editor averages 15-20 hours per week and is paid $15,000 per year. Applications are due on June 15, 2021.

 

POSTED MAY 2021

Coffee House Press is seeking an Executive Director and Publisher to lead a world-class nonprofit literary book publisher and arts organization serving a diverse community of writers, readers, artists, and staff. The Executive Director and Publisher is the guiding member of a leadership team charged with communicating a mission-driven vision for both the literary program and internal operations; developing and executing a strategic plan; fostering a healthy, equitable, and inclusive work environment centered in author and staff care; advocating for and inspiring teamwork and community; and being an ambassador for CHP’s mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate is an adventurous reader, an arts enthusiast, a community builder, an innovator, and an integrity-forward business leader.

The salary range is $100,000-$120,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. When COVID restrictions are lifted, working from Minneapolis is required. Transition assistance will be provided. To apply, submit a cover letter, résumé, and one-page document highlighting relevant professional accomplishments. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with a review of applications to begin on June 1, 2021.

 

POSTED MAY 2021

Kundiman, an organization that is dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature, is seeking a remote, part-time Development Assistant who is self-directed, takes initiative, and is able to work collaboratively, as well as independently. The Development Assistant connects Kundiman to individual and institutional supporters, which is vital to the sustainability of Kundiman initiatives. Candidates must be based in the New York City area and will report to the Development Director. This is an entry level position with opportunities for growth. This position will be conducted remotely.

Kundiman is also seeking a full-time Programs and Communications Assistant. The assistant will help to organize programs including online classes, readings, and annual programs such as the Mentorship Lab and Retreat. They will create newsletters and update the website, interact with the community on social media, make graphics for programs, and take initiative in our communications strategy. They will also help manage the Programs Intern. This is an entry-level position with opportunities for growth. This position will be conducted remotely, but candidates must be based within commuting distance of New York City, as the assistant will need to attend events and programs once it is safe to do so.

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2021

CavanKerry Press seeks a part-time Director of Development who can provide professional grant writing services and has experience working in the field of publishing. This person will assist the Publisher in functions related to fundraising events, donations, funding appeals, and networking with charity organizations as well as donors; facilitate campaigns, including funder prospecting, special events, campaign reporting, and general campaign support; coordinate donations, create new, and maintain existing relationships with donors; attend meetings with Board of Directors; maintain communication to the Board of Directors via the Board President and directly through email and phone calls as necessary; and establish consistent protocol for data input, monitoring results and generating fundraising reports as requested.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Gabriel Cleveland, Managing Editor, at  [email protected].

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2021

Shout Mouse Press, a nonprofit writing and publishing workshop based in Washington, D.C., is currently seeking a Publishing Manager with knowledge of children’s book sales/marketing and a passion for diverse books. This person is responsible for raising visibility of the press’s youth authors and their books through strategic outreach and marketing campaigns (social media, PR, reviews, events), as well as managing sales, inventory, and printer/distributor relationships.

This position is salaried, at 30-40 hours/week; the starting full-time salary for this position is $55,000-$65,000, and compensation is commensurate with experience. While Shout Mouse Press is currently operating remotely, once in-person work safely resumes, candidates are expected to work from the Shout Mouse office in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. a minimum of 10 hours/week.

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2021

Minerva Rising seeks a Poetry Editor and a Fiction Editor. Both editors will work to provide the opportunity for women writers and poets to share their diverse experiences and talents. The ideal candidate has an educational and professional background in either poetry or fiction and creative writing and editing. The ideal applicant needs to be an attentive and critical reader, self motivated and capable of meeting deadlines. Both are volunteer positions with a yearly honorarium that requires approximately 5 or so hours per week. The editors will work remotely using Submittable, Slack and Zoom. Interested parties should contact Kim Brown at [email protected].

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2021

Northwestern University Press is seeking a Senior Acquisitions Editor to build and expand the Press’s trade list in fiction, plays, drama, poetry, social justice dialogues, literature in translation, and Chicago regional publications, and work to engage the public with the dual goal of selling books and increasing philanthropy. This is a full-time position with the possibility for remote work. Interested applicants may be apply at careers.northwestern.edu using the job code 40520.

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2021

The Feminist Press is seeking an Executive Director/Publisher, who will be responsible for the publishing program, budget, staff, and partnerships with CUNY and the wider public. The Executive Director will ensure that the Press’s operating budget is fully supported by a combination of earned income, in part from the sale of books and rights, and in part from individual donations, events, and grants. S/he will manage e-book technology and sales, and leverage social media to increase sales and to fundraise. The Executive Director will offer strategies for increasing sales and fundraising.

This position is open until filled, with review of applications beginning on April 5.

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2021

Haymarket Books is seeking an Inventory and Operations Coordinator. This position is responsible for sales reporting and analyses; setting quantities for first printings and reprints; inventory management; special sales; sales of hurts and remainders; updating some title metadata; and daily liaising with Publisher’s domestic and international distributors. This position plays an active role in weekly marketing meetings and interacts with staff, customers, and authors.

To apply, send a short cover note expressing your interest in this position and a resume to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

POSTED APRIL 2021

Milkweed Editions is seeking applicants for a VP, Engagement & Chief Innovation Officer to oversee its marketing discipline, working with the Marketing Director to create and execute promotional plans for the 25-30 titles Milkweed publishes each year.

The VP, Engagement will also be responsible for leading the creation and execution of an annual marketing campaign for the Milkweed Editions brand. In 2021, the successful applicant will oversee an expansive national brand-building campaign supported by a top-tier creative agency. As Chief Innovation Officer, this individual will lead the change required in order to realize the opportunities offered by a rapidly changing publishing ecosystem.

The VP, Engagement & CIO will report to the Publisher & CEO of Milkweed Editions. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Salary is expected to be in the $100-120K range, determined based on experience. Please submit a resume, two references, and a cover letter addressed to Daniel Slager in one combined PDF via Submittable.

 

 

POSTED JANUARY 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 are accepted on a rolling basis.