Associate Nonfiction Editor Job Description

Pangyrus Literary Magazine, a literary nonprofit, is seeking an associate nonfiction editor to work alongside the nonfiction editor in shaping our online and print publication of essays, memoir, reviews, and all varieties of nonfiction narrative.  This position includes opportunities to develop independent projects including author interviews and book reviews, as well as to solicit writing from authors in your own areas of interest. The position is currently estimated to require five hours per week and is on a volunteer basis. This is a unique opportunity to gain broad experience with a high-powered creative team from Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and other Boston-area literary organizations.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Avid reader of contemporary poetry and prose. Familiarity with current literary journals, magazines, and web sites.
  • Passion for uplifting emerging and underrepresented writers.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word.
  • Previous publication, editing, and/or workshop experience. MFA is a plus

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter explaining what sets you apart from the field, along with a resume, and three (3) writing clips to Applications will be accepted until May 10 and finalists will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

About the Company

Pangyrus is a Boston-based literary magazine publishing continuously online and in two print issues a year.  We publish fiction, poetry, topical and ideas essays, comics journalism, memoir, and reviews, with special sections on food writing, the environment, education, public health, politics, and more.  We have a creative and entrepreneurial team, and welcome you taking initiative to propose new projects.  Whatever your passion is, as long as it involves compelling writing and reporting, we’re open to making it work.