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 assistant 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 assistant 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, preparing, and posting Daily News on pw.org each weekday morning. Promoting editorial content and audience engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fact-checking articles for Poets & Writers Magazine and the Poets & Writers Guides. Editing Letters to the Editor and compiling In Memoriam for each issue of the magazine. Writing sidebars and other brief editorial pieces for the magazine. Reading and evaluating spec and query letters; participating in editorial meetings. Assisting in the editing of Online Exclusives, including Ten Questions, on pw.org. Contribute to the creation of weekly writing prompts on pw.org. Research, compile, and enter events in the Events Calendar on pw.org. Performing other editorial duties, as needed, including photo and article research as well as proofreading. Performing other administrative duties, as needed, including filing, writing correspondence, and handling mail for the editorial department, among other tasks.
Qualifications and Experience:
At least two years of experience editing for print and/or online magazines. Excellent journalistic writing, developmental editing, and communication skills. Strong computer skills, especially in Access, content management systems, and InDesign. 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. Cooperative, enthusiastic attitude.