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Digital Manager

 Since its founding in 1953, The Paris Review, the nation’s preeminent literary quarterly, has published the best new literature. The Review also has a robust online presence, which includes The Paris Review Daily, a complete digital archive, and a store selling subscriptions and merchandise. We publish three popular newsletters, put out venerated anthologies and a much-lauded podcast, host events, and occasionally make videos. It is a particularly exciting moment for the Review as, following a print redesign last year, we are now embarking on a digital relaunch.

We are seeking a digital manager to oversee the organization’s daily technical needs and online operations, and to work closely with the editors and the executive director in defining the Review’s digital presence and future. This is a role for a hands-on, organized, detail-oriented team player who likes seeing a job very well done. The digital manager will have the expertise and ingenuity to oversee the projects and platforms that the Review depends on to attract new readers and to delight the ones we already have. Acting as the project manager for the development and relaunch of the Review’s website, the digital manager will explore emerging technologies, gather and interpret data, work with web developers and designers, and keep track of best practices for publishing, audience development, and growth.  

Duties include: 

  • Managing and developing the Review’s website, including the home page, subscription pages, Shopify store, ad-distribution platform, and digital archive of the magazine
  • Assisting with the conception, production, and placement of digital content, including audio and video, social media content, newsletters, and marketing and promotional materials
  • Acting as the Review’s IT department, troubleshooting web and computing issues as they arise with the assistance of consultants; maintaining data-management and communications accounts as well as all other technical accounts
  • Gathering digital-marketing and traffic data to track engagement, and distilling findings into actionable strategies
  • Project managing the digital relaunch of the Review, working closely with the editors and with web developers to create an innovative, intuitive, and singular online presence

  • Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in a literary or arts organization and/or e-commerce environment, with experience in project management, managing online databases/digital content, working with and improving a proprietary CMS, and driving audience engagement 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics and Google Ad Manager, SEM, SEO, PLAs, newsletter programs and audience targeting (Mailchimp), WordPress, and programming languages and tools (HTML/CSS, PHP, UTM)
  • Passion for literature 

  • Applicants should send their résumé and a cover letter that includes (a) an analysis of the current website’s strengths and weaknesses, including suggestions of three small improvements that could be made immediately, and (b) a description of the three qualities or capacities they would prioritize for the Review’s new website to [email protected] Please be sure to use the subject line “Digital Manager.” 

    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. The Paris Review Foundation will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    This position is located in New York City. Benefits include employer-paid medical and vision insurance and paid time off. Please note that The Paris Review Foundation has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, Paris Review Foundation employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or is otherwise required by law.

     

    Engagement Editor

    The Paris Review is seeking a stylish writer, skilled editor, and discerning, enthusiastic reader to run the Review’s social media and newsletter programs in a thoughtful, innovative manner. The ideal candidate is a highly organized team player with sensitivity, good timing, and a talent for selecting the most resonant quotations to share with our audience of over a million followers. The engagement editor will enjoy making discoveries in our archive, tracking and increasing audience engagement, assisting with daily operations and special projects as needed, and writing and editing characterful editorial and marketing copy. 

    Duties include:

  • Coordinating, maintaining, and producing assets for the Review’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds in an efficient, creative manner
  • Working with the editors to refine and develop our social media strategy
  • Being first port of call for readers and contributors who engage with us online
  • Spearheading the Review’s response to current events that are relevant to our readership
  • Writing and formatting editorial and marketing newsletters
  • Finding innovative ways to promote online-only stories and to encourage new forms of engagement with our archive
  • Gathering, interpreting, and responding to web metrics on audience engagement and retention

  • Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • A love of literature and an engagement with the current conversations around it; sound editorial judgment and command of tone; a sharp, lively prose style 
  • 3+ years of professional experience in a literary or arts organization, in an editorial or social media role
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp, WordPress, Google Analytics, SEM, SEO, PLAs, newsletter programs, and audience targeting; some design and audio/video production experience preferred

  • Applicants should send their résumé and a cover letter that details their reading habits, an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Review’s current social media presence, and thoughts on how it might be improved to [email protected], not forgetting to include the subject line “Engagement 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. The Paris Review Foundation will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    This position is located in New York City. Benefits include employer-paid medical and vision insurance and paid time off. Please note that The Paris Review Foundation has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, Paris Review Foundation employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or is otherwise required by law.

     

    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 publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them Picador, HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, and the New York Times. 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, with the option to enroll in health insurance. Applicants should be able to work from our New York City office, depending on health and safety restrictions in New York. 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.

     


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    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.