Monday, March 24, 2008

Nice Work, If You Can Get It

Here are two jobs of interest to writers, and thanks to the glorious internet, you don’t have to be local:

Deborah Ager, blogger and editor of the wonderful 32 Poems magazine, is looking for “a web-savvy poet interested in working on our magazine. Preferably, you are a subscriber, you have read many issues of the magazine and have magazine experience.” Goals for the position include organizing readings and increasing library subscriptions.

To that end, “If you want to organize readings, you should live in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago or DC. You can live in another area if there’s a vibrant poetry scene there. We’re looking for more than one person for this role. If you want to increase library subs, you’ll need a computer, internet access and follow-up skills. You can live anywhere as long as you can send emails.” (Please note that this is an unpaid position.)

For more information about how to apply, please go here.


Slate, one of my favorite on-line publications, is looking for a free-lance writer for its popular “Explainer” column, which offers “answers to your questions about the news.” From the job posting:

“You'd have to be confident covering a wide range of subject matter, including science, religion, and politics; we'd also need you to provide excellent copy on tight deadlines.”

The deadline for application is March 31; for details about how to apply, please go here.


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