Talking Writing Seeks Administrative Editor 

(part-time, remote)

Talking Writing, a digital literary magazine and nonprofit organization, seeks a responsible, detail-oriented administrative editor. This editorial position is essential to the magazine’s operations. The administrative editor:

  • oversees writer/artist contracts through multiple phases
  • tracks writer/artist submissions through Submittable
  • administers annual contests
  • monitors the magazine’s email account
  • participates on social-media team
  • ensures timely e-newsletter drop
  • maintains open lines of communication with magazine staff and others
  • takes on additional duties as they evolve

Required Skills: Must be extremely detail-oriented, with good social-media skills and a high level of comfort with technology. Strong communication and writing skills are also required. Experience using Mailchimp is a plus. 

What We’re Looking For: The ideal candidate works well independently, taking responsibility for assigned tasks, thinking ahead, and exercising good judgment. Most administrative tasks are carried out remotely online, using Google docs and other platforms. We’re also looking for an experienced team member who enjoys interacting virtually with different editors, authors, artists, and others around the country. We prefer candidates with an active interest in writing, literature, and/or arts administration. Solid performance in this role may result in promotion to managing editor. 

Because TW’s top editors are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’d also prefer somebody who lives in California, but that’s not required :-)

Hours: Flexible and variable, up to 15 hours a month. Position is on hiatus during summer months (July and August) and for most of January.

Pay: $25 an hour ($20 an hour during initial three-month trial period)

Start date: March 15, 2020

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume here (resume can be attached as a file). 

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Position open until filled. 

For more information about Talking Writing magazine, please see our website.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.