Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Opportunities

Literary Mama is an all-volunteer organization that brings mothers together through literature. Over the years, our staff has included women who are pregnant with their first child, women whose children have all reached adulthood, and women everywhere in between. Literary Mama’s staff members gain experience, make connections, and make a difference to a global readership and an ever-expanding contributor list of mother (and father) writers. We seek self-motivated, collegial collaborators who are comfortable communicating online and expanding the reach of our journal’s community. When staff positions are open, we will post job descriptions here and invite applications. If you’re interested in joining us, however, feel free to contact us any time at lminfo (at) literarymama (dot) com. We will keep your information on file for future consideration.

Current Opportunities

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

Please note: 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 1, 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