Assistant Editor

New York
Aug 02, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
Ms. Kevin Larimer
Other, Publishing
Full Time
The assistant editor is a key member of the editorial team for Poets & Writers Magazine. The assistant editor edits the News & Trends department for the print edition while providing editorial and administrative support to the editorial office. 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 a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 403(b) plan, and generous time off.

Responsibilities include:
• 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.
• Editing Letters to the Editor.
• Proofreading Grants & Awards.
• Preparing Grants & Awards for each issue’s web close; coordinating the addition of Deadlines listings to the database and styling and linking the online Recent Winners page.
• Creating online-only content related to each issue’s New & Trends section.
• Maintaining the inbox; fielding editorial telephone calls.
• Reading and evaluating spec and query letters for the editor in chief.
• Performing other editorial duties, as needed, including photo and article research, fact checking, proofreading, and handling permissions.
• Performing administrative duties, as needed, including filing, writing correspondence, and handling mail, among other tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
• Strong computer skills, especially in Access, InDesign, and content management systems.
• Highly organized with attention to detail.
• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style a plus.
• Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook).
• Professional phone manner.
• Familiarity with literary community and interest in contemporary literature.
• Cooperative, enthusiastic attitude.

Send cover letter and resume to Kevin Larimer at Include "Assistant Editor" in the subject line. Attachments should be .pdf, .doc, or .rtf files; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please.

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