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Online Editor | Managing Editor | Editorial Internship | Volunteer Reader Program


Online Editor
    
The Paris Review seeks an experienced, imaginative editor to oversee The Paris Review Daily, the magazine’s website. The online editor will commission and edit essays, work with the print editorial team to complement and amplify the magazine’s content, and think in creative, strategic ways about the website’s growth and reach. This is an opportunity to help shape the next chapter of The Paris Review.

Key responsibilities:
—Shape the content and tone of the Daily by creating irresistible, meaningful new forms, rubrics, and columns
—Commission and edit essays for the Daily
—Develop new writers and maintain existing relationships
—Oversee art direction and production on the Daily, including by providing display copy and art for all work posted
—Manage contracts, payments, and annual budget for the website
—Work closely with the print editorial staff to find innovative ways to amplify the content of the print magazine
—Think strategically about how best to bring readers of the Daily to the magazine and its online archives
—Oversee the work of the assistant online editor

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
—A passion for contemporary literature and for discovering and publishing new voices
—Three years of editorial experience in magazine or literary publishing, preferably online
—Ability to think about future projects while maintaining the day-to-day publication of a literary website
—Familiarity with Wordpress CMS, Google analytics, and/or an ability to learn new publishing technologies quickly

About the organization
The Paris Review’s mission is a dual one: to promote the most exciting writers of the day and to support ambitious, inquisitive readers the world over. Founded in Paris in 1953, headquartered in New York City since 1973, and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1999, The Paris Review now publishes fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, and art in print, online, and across new media (including podcasts and video). To discover more, visit: www.theparisreview.org.

The ability to be in New York City by the summer of 2021 is expected. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to
[email protected] by Friday, April 23rd. Please be sure to use the subject line “Online editor.”

It is the policy of The Paris Review Foundation to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TPRF will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.




Managing Editor

The Paris Review seeks a managing editor to work closely with the editor and staff on production of the print quarterly and other editorial projects. This is an opportunity to help shape the next chapter of The Paris Review. The managing editor oversees production on the quarterly, ensuring copy quality and providing line editing as needed; works closely with the editor on acquisitions and on the Review’s Writers at Work interview series; and contributes to special editorial projects, including Paris Review Editions.

Key responsibilities

The Paris Review print quarterly
—With the editor, develop copy standards, design standards, and production calendars
—Oversee quarterly production, coordinating with editors, writers, art director, and printer
—With the editor, evaluate manuscripts and interview proposals, and edit interviews, fiction, and nonfiction, as needed

Editorial oversight
—Maintain copy and line-editing standards, with an ear for exacting voice and style choices across all platforms
—Edit newsletters, print communications, ephemera, and Daily posts, as needed
—Manage fact-checking and research efforts for editorial projects
—Liaise between print and web teams around issue launches and other projects

Special projects
—Manage workflow, copyedits, and proofs for Paris Review Editions and other print projects
—Contribute to podcast, videos, event production, outreach campaigns, and other special projects as needed

Administrative
—Manage permissions and reprint requests
—Oversee contracts for editorial projects (print, online, podcast, video)

Personnel
—With the editor, support professional development of staff, interns, and volunteer readers
—With the assistant editor, assess, interview, and select internship applicants

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
—A Passion for contemporary literature and for discovering and publishing new voices
—Four years of editorial experience in magazine or literary publishing, including experience with print production and scheduling
—Excellent copyediting skills; capacity to manage house style and editorial voice across channels
—Ability to manage several projects at once and communicate deadlines effectively
—Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
—Familiarity with Adobe Suite; design literacy a plus

About the organization
The Paris Review’s mission is a dual one: to promote the most exciting writers of the day and to support ambitious, inquisitive readers the world over. Founded in Paris in 1953, headquartered in New York City since 1973, and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1999, The Paris Review now publishes fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, and art in print, online, and across new media (including podcasts and video). To discover more, visit: www.theparisreview.org.

The ability to be in New York City by the summer of 2021 is expected. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to
[email protected] by Friday, April 23rd. Please be sure to use the subject line “Managing Editor.” Please note that if you applied to this job before the updated version of this posting, we have your application and look forward to reviewing it.

It is the policy of The Paris Review Foundation to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TPRF will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 


Editorial Internship

The Paris Review offers editorial internships twice a year (two interns per term). The six-month duration of the internship provides interns an in-depth introduction both to the publication of a literary magazine and to the wider publishing world.

Each internship term covers two full issues of the quarterly magazine. Interns assist with every step of the magazine’s production, particularly with fact-checking and research, as well as reading and evaluating submissions and researching potential interviews. In addition, they participate broadly across The Paris Review’s administrative, development, and digital departments.  

The Paris Review welcomes applicants with an interest in the magazine’s dual mission: to pursue the best and most exciting voices of the day and to support ambitious, inquisitive readers all over the world. In particular, we seek applicants eager to participate as the magazine moves forward with new voices and new technologies, while also celebrating the lessons of some of literature’s greatest masters.

Previous Paris Review interns have gone on to find work at a wide range of literary agencies, publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them Picador, HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, the Wylie Agency, Poets & Writers, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers, or to pursue graduate work.

The internship is full-time (35 hours/week) for six months and is compensated at $15/hour. While we hope the internship will be based in our New York City office, we are monitoring health and safety restrictions and are open to considering remote applicants. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  

The application schedule is as follows:

 

Spring–Summer

Fall–Winter

Term:

February 1–July 31

August 2–January 31

Applications Accepted:

October1–November 8

May 1–June 1

Decision by:

January 4

July 1


To Apply

Download the application document here. Please send your completed application and a résumé to [email protected]. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to respond to every applicant, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within three weeks of submitting your application.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

 

Reader Program

The application period is now closed. We responded to all applicants in January and have been distressed to discover that not all of the response emails reached their destinations; if you have not heard back, you can assume we were unable to offer you the opportunity at this time. We sincerely apologize for the confusion this may have caused and are grateful for your interest.

Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within six weeks of submitting your application.