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Assistant or Associate Editor | Editorial Internship | Volunteer Reader Program


 

Assistant or Associate Editor

The Paris Review is seeking an Assistant or Associate Editor to support the Senior Editor in creating the magazine’s online presence. The job involves discovering exceptional new writers, assigning and editing essays, columns, interviews, and shorter pieces, and making imaginative use of audio, video, and graphics. This is an opportunity to help shape the next chapter of The Paris Review.

The position is based in New York City. Title and salary are commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should email a résumé and salary requirements to [email protected], with a cover letter that describes their reading habits and tastes, four articles they would assign to writers who have not yet appeared in The Paris Review, and any improvements they would hope to make to the magazine’s website. Please be sure to use the subject line “Assistant or Associate Editor.” Applications will be accepted until August 6, 2021.

Key Responsibilities

- Assist with assigning, editing, and proofreading essays and other texts for the website
- Develop new writers and maintain existing relationships
- Ensure that pieces are posted on schedule, with appropriate images
- Oversee the fact-checking of all web pieces
- Read and respond to pitches and submissions
- Select and acquire excerpts from forthcoming books for publication
- Think of innovative ways to enhance the relationship between the magazine’s print archive and its online presence
- Pay close attention to developments in literary culture and play an active role in promoting The Paris Review on social media


Desired Skills & Qualifications:

- A passion for contemporary literature and for discovering and publishing new voices
- At least one year of editorial experience in magazine or literary publishing, preferably online
- Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
- Strong organizational and administrative skills
- 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


The Paris Review seeks to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of New York City and of the literary community. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

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.

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. 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.

 


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.