Jobs for Poets: January 10, 2018

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Jan 10 2018
Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.


  • A Public Space in Brooklyn, New York, seeks a Marketing and Development Director to help increase earned and contributed revenue, create and execute the annual fundraising plan and individual donor campaigns, oversee grant writing and foundation research, maintain relationships with donors, develop and manage social media strategy and implementation, and more.
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  • El Camino College in Torrance, California, seeks a full-time, tenure-track English Instructor to consistently contribute to the department and develop the college.
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  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux in New York City seeks an Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor to be responsible for reading and evaluating manuscripts, and (eventually) editing acquired manuscripts; writing copy for book covers, catalogs, and the web; communicating regularly with authors; and generally helping to keep the office running and organized.
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  • Free Arts NYC seeks a full-time Development and Salesforce Associate to coordinate donor correspondence and other development administrative needs and a full-time Manager of Special Events to manage all stages of Free Arts events, including revenue and expenses, outreach, preparation and planning, development, production, and management with sponsors and partners.
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  • The Independent Institute in Oakland, California, seeks a Publications Project Manager to provide production and editorial support and manage the detailed aspects of producing publications and marketing collateral.
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  • Kent State University in New Philadelphia, Ohio, seeks a full-time, tenure-track English Faculty Member to teach introductory and upper-level writing and literature courses.
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  • The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in New York City seeks a Publicist to develop publicity strategies and implement successful campaigns for a diverse list of titles.
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  • Lambda Literary in Los Angeles seeks an Executive Director to be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization, including board relations/governance, programs/staff management, financial management, fund development, and communications/external relations.
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  • The National Book Foundation seeks a full-time Director of Public Programs to help expand the Foundation’s national footprint by maintaining and growing existing public programs, engaging new audiences, and developing new initiatives.
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  • The National Council for the Traditional Arts in Silver Spring, Maryland, seeks a full-time Executive Director to direct the overall operation of the NCTA and its activities.
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  • North Carolina A&T State University seeks a full-time Assistant Professor of English–Creative Writing to teach courses in creative writing and film studies.
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  • Penguin Random House in New York City seeks an Editorial Assistant to assist with daily editorial activities, including proposal/manuscript screening and project support.
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  • Penn State University Press seeks a full-time Production Editor to ensure that scholarly books and other written materials published by the press reflects standards set by the press and the university.
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  • Saint Mary's College of California seeks a full-time Director of Communications and Digital Media to manage and develop the college’s overall editorial content via print, digital, online, social media, email, mobile, and rich media.
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  • Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Composition and Rhetoric) to teach composition courses at all levels, including freshman composition and graduate courses in composition theory.
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  • Teach For America Baltimore seeks a Manager of Pipelines to creatively ensure leaders in the region are in roles that align their skills to where they can effectively increase the pace of change for students.
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  • The New Yorker seeks an Editorial Assistant to work closely with the editorial director on a range of pieces, both reported features and back-of-the-book reviews and critical essays.
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  • The University of Arizona’s Poetry Center seeks a Literary Director to oversee and manage the Center’s Reading and Lecture Series, Class and Workshops program, Summer Residency Program, and student contests.
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  • The University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania seeks a full-time Marketing & Sales Director to work to enhance the promotion and sales of University of Pittsburgh Press books and make regular visits to major booksellers.
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