The Paris Review seeks a collegial, highly collaborative managing editor to work closely with the editor in chief and other staff on production of the print quarterly and other editorial projects. This is a great opportunity for a detail-driven, well-organized literature lover to help shape the next chapter of the magazine’s literary story. The managing editor oversees production on the quarterly, works closely with the EIC on acquisitions and shaping the Review’s iconic Writers at Work interview series, and contributes to special editorial projects (including Paris Review Editions).
The Paris Review print quarterly
- With EIC, develops copy standards, design standards, and production calendars
- Evaluates manuscripts and interview proposals, and communicates with agents and writers
- With EIC, conducts developmental edits on interviews, fiction, and nonfiction
- Oversees quarterly production, coordinating with editors, writers, art director, and printer
- Maintains copy standards and voice and style across all platforms
- Edits newsletters, print communications, ephemera, and Daily posts, as needed
- Manages fact-checking and research efforts for editorial projects
- Liaises between print and web teams around issue launches and other projects
- Manages workflow, copyedits, and proofs Paris Review Editions and other print projects
- Manages assignment, production, and fulfillment of EBSCO projects (“poetry showcase”)
- Contributes to podcast, videos, event production, outreach campaigns, and other special projects as needed
- Manages permissions and reprint requests
- Oversees contracts for editorial projects (print, online, podcast, video)
- Coordinates awards submissions and manages database of awards
- With EIC, supports professional development of staff, interns, and volunteer readers
- With assistant editor, assesses applicants, interviews, and selects interns
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
- Passion for contemporary literature and interest in furthering the conversation through the publication and promotion of new voices
- Four years of professional editorial experience in magazine or literary publishing, including experience with print production and scheduling
- Capacity to take on editorial projects large and small, including experience with developmental editing and editing fiction
- Excellent copyediting skills; thorough knowledge of CMOS and 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 (InDesign, Photoshop etc.) and 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.
This position will begin remotely, but the ability to relocate to New York City by late 2021 is expected. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to
[email protected] Please be sure to use the subject line “Managing 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.
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:
February 1–July 31
August 2–January 31
May 1–June 1
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.
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.