Associate Editor

New York City, New York (US)
Competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical insurance and generous paid time off.
Apr 04, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

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 associate 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, The associate 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching, writing and updating the Grants & Awards and Conferences & Residencies section of Poets & Writers Magazine and the corresponding databases at
  • 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.
  • Preparing online content associated with News & Trends article for each issue’s web close.
  • Reviewing Grants & Awards for each issue’s web close; reviewing the addition of Deadlines and Conferences & Residencies listings to the databases and styling and linking the online Recent Winners page.
  • Contributing to the writing of G&A: The Contest Blog; maintaining Prize Reporter Twitter feed. 
  • Reading and evaluating submissions. Contributing to and editing exclusive content at when appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least three years of experience editing for print and/or online magazines.
  • Excellent journalistic writing, developmental editing, and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in InDesign, Photoshop, and Drupal content management.
  • 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.
  • Professional, cooperative, enthusiastic attitude.              

To Apply:

To apply, click "Apply" send résumé and cover letter. Attachments must be .pdf, .doc, or .rtf files; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please.

Poets & Writers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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