Newtown Literary is looking for an Assistant Blog Editor

Do you enjoy this blog? Do you want to be part of it?

Come join a nonprofit literary organization dedicated to writing and community.

Newtown Literary Alliance is seeking an Assistant Blog Editor to work with our Blog Editor and Executive Director to increase content on the organization’s blog. We publish posts about our journal and events, including interviews with our contributors, spotlights on local writers, and highlights of major events. The Newtown Literary blog is an important element of the work Newtown Literary Alliance does and serves as an important gateway to the work we do. Possible contributors, readers, supporters, and funders read our blog, so we take what is published there seriously and strive to have high-quality content.

Duties of the Assistant Blog Editor include:
–Soliciting, and following up with, Newtown Literary contributors for blog posts.
–Obtaining photographs and links from blog contributors.
–Compiling information on local literary events.
–Providing editorial review of completed posts before posts go live.
–Occasional writing and editorial duties.

This person will report primarily to the Blog Editor, but may also work with the Executive Director, Editor, Social Media Coordinator, Intern, and others. Work can be done at home from personal computer; most communication will be electronic. Blog posts will be completed approximately weekly, with possible increases surrounding major events (e.g., Queens Writes Weekend, Trivia Night, etc.).

Candidates should have proficiency/experience with communicating with others via email, editing using Chicago Manual of Style, proofreading, writing, using blog platforms such as WordPress, photo editing, and posting/scheduling on social media—or at least be willing to learn. The abilities to meet a deadline and communicate well are paramount, though.

This is primarily an unpaid position, but when funding is available (usually around the publication of the journal), the Assistant Blog Editor will receive a small stipend. There are opportunities to get involved in the organization in other ways (e.g., proofread the journal, help out at events, meet up socially).

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to blog@newtownliterary.org.

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