07 June 2011

Job Opening: Assistant Online Editor for Poets & Writers, Inc. (New York)

Post date: 07 June 2011
The Assistant Online Editor is an integral part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining Poets & Writers’ website (pw.org). Under the direction of the Editorial Director, pw.org attracts over a million unique visitors per year and is the creative writer’s primary source for information and advice.

As detailed below, specific tasks include maintaining a variety of databases and select web content. In addition, the Assistant Online Editor is often the first point of contact with writers and others seeking assistance, and as such is key to maintaining the high level of service and integrity for which Poets & Writers is known.

The position offers a creative, adroit, and literate person an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of Poets & Writers’ fast-growing online service to creative writers. This full-time position reports to the Editorial Director, and includes excellent benefits and potential for growth.

Responsibilities include:

· Compiling news sources and writing headlines for P&W’s Daily News, an online
aggregate of news items relevant to writers, and promoting it via social media.
· Maintaining, enhancing, developing, and producing select online content, including Top Ten Topics for Writers.
· Administering the Directory of Poets & Writers, and maintaining the integrity of its 9,000+ listings of contemporary authors.
· Maintaining and updating other online resources and directories, including P&W’s
databases of literary magazines, small presses, grants & awards, and MFA programs.
· Communicating with writers, magazines, small presses, and other entities regarding their listings in pw.org’s databases.
· Conducting outreach and research related to the maintenance of databases.
· Supervising interns.
· Answering written, phone, and e-mail queries from writers, providing accurate
information and outstanding, courteous service.
· Serving as back up to the Administrative Coordinator, whose duties include greeting
visitors, receiving packages, checking and forwarding phone messages, among other
administrative tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
· Web savvy; strong experience with maintaining databases.
· Experience with basic HTML, CSS, and Drupal, a plus.
· Highly organized and excellent attention to detail.
· Familiarity with the literary marketplace.
· Independent, self-motivated worker.
· At least one to two years of office experience.
· Passion for contemporary poetry and fiction.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Gannon, Editorial Director, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad St., Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to mgannon@pw.org. Attachments should be .doc, .rtf, or .pdf; other file types will not be opened. No calls, please.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: mgannon@pw.org

For submissions: mgannon@pw.org

Website: http://www.pw.org/
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