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Literary Mama is looking for mother-writers to work with us!

We're looking for four individuals—a Publisher, a Reviews and Profiles Editorial Assistant, a Poetry Editorial Assistant, and a Blog Editor—to join our efforts in publishing literary writing about motherhood.

Please note: Literary Mama is a labor of love. These are volunteer positions. All work is conducted remotely, via internet.
Send your resume and cover letter to lminfo (at) literarymama (dot) com by April 5, 2019.

The Details

Publisher
The Publisher is a senior level, administrative and operational position, who works with Editor in Chief and Managing Editor to set overall tone and direction of the journal. This position will assist with technical issues, outreach, organization of materials, special projects, hiring, and more.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Active commitment to supporting and furthering Literary Mama’s mission by bringing forth new ideas, sharing knowledge from past experiences, and recruiting new staff to the board
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate closely in a leadership role
  • Proficient in WordPress, Google cloud-sharing programs, and phone and video conferencing tools
  • Understands social media such as Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, Pinterest
  • Able to work independently yet maintain affiliation with a team who meets and completes projects via cyberspace
  • Organized, detail-oriented
  • Experience as a mother
  • Experience as an editor

 

Editorial Assistant – Reviews and Profiles
Our Editorial Assistants proofread and perform final copyedits on the website, ensuring that our monthly publishing schedule and editorial standards are met.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Proficient with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Proficient with, or a willingness to learn about WordPress, group email conversations, and cloud-sharing programs
  • Able to work independently yet maintain affiliation with a team who meets and completes projects via cyberspace
  • Organized, detail- and deadline-oriented
  • Experience as a mother
  • 4 to 6 hours a month, depending on the number of submissions in the department

 

Editorial Assistant - Poetry
Our Editorial Assistants proofread and perform final copyedits on the website, ensuring that our monthly publishing schedule and editorial standards are met. The Poetry Assistant also participates in departmental discussions of submissions and helps the Poetry Editor in variety of organizational or other supporting roles.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Proficient with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Proficient with, or a willingness to learn about WordPress, group email conversations, and cloud-sharing programs
  • Able to work independently yet maintain affiliation with a team who meets and completes projects via cyberspace
  • Organized, detail- and deadline-oriented
  • Experience as a mother
  • 4 to 6 hours a month, depending on the number of submissions in the department


Blog Editor

Our Blog Editors create and maintain a consistent schedule of blog posts, in conjunction with one or two other blog editors, and work with Social Media Editor to promote posts to Literary Mama friends and followers.

         Qualifications and Expectations

  • Thinks like a marketer and understands how a blog can be used to promote a product
  • Experience in writing and formatting material for the web
  • Proficient with, or a willingness to learn about, content management systems, group email conversations, and cloud-sharing programs
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • 1 to 5 hours a week

Amanda Jaros is a freelance writer living in Ithaca, NY. Her essay “Blood Mountain” won the 2017 Notes From the Field contest at Flyway Journal. Other work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines including Terrain.org, NewfoundLife in the Finger Lakes Magazine, Highlights for Children, and Cargo Literary. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Chatham University.


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