Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Poetry Job

This sounds like an interesting job…for someone with these skills! (Note that the deadline for email application is September 25.)

Job Title: Editor and Online Program Manager, Poetryfoundation.org

Job Description: The role of editor of poetryfoundation.org includes the following responsibilities:
--Provide editorial direction to staff editors, producers, and consultants in order to publish the site's frequently updated content. This includes acquiring and approving all articles and other content such as feature articles, podcasts, and other audio and visual features.

--Work with other Foundation program senior managers to publish online content and information from all program areas at the Foundation.

--Develop marketing plans and campaigns to promote the website as needed. Direct the process by which poems and other materials about poets and poetry are added to the site's archive. This includes supervising the permissions process for all published content.

--Collaborate with other editors at the Foundation on poetry issues and judging of awards as necessary.

The role of online program manager includes the following responsibilities:

--Manage the technical staff and consultants who design and develop the site's user interface to
ensure the quality of the user experience.

--Manage technical consultants, including developers, usability experts, and hosting providers, to ensure the security and performance of the underlying technical infrastructure.

--Develop and execute plans to steadily increase traffic to the site, including managing the process for gathering and reporting web traffic data, search results, and web traffic marketing plans, and establishing partnerships with other websites important to the mission of the Foundation.

Extensive background and familiarity with contemporary poetry
Extensive experience with managing editorial processes, including web publishing processes. Strong knowledge of web technology and web design
Substantial project management experience
B.A. degree or greater in English literature or computer-related studies

Salary: This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Full-time, exempt.

Application: The Poetry Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values the various perspectives and talents of a diverse staff. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, along with a C.V. or résumé, to employment@poetryfoundation.org

(please send all attachments as a Word or PDF document; subject line: Editor/Online Program Manager).

The deadline for applications is September 25, 2008.

More info: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/Webeditor.html


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.