the museum of americana

a literary review

Apply for our Executive Editor and Managing Editor Positions

the museum of americana is seeking an Executive Editor (Remote) and a Managing Editor (Remote) to join our editorial team and participate in our mission to showcase fiction, poetry, art, humor, music, and reviews that engage with or repurpose the complex cultural history of America.

Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to themuseumofamericana (at) gmail.com by March 6th.  

the museum celebrates diversity and encourages applications from members of marginalized communities. 

 

Executive Editor Responsibilities

  • Partner with editorial team to cast vision for the journal.

  • Finalize production schedule with Managing Editor.

  • Build partnerships with other journals and writing communities.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or a related field, or 2-4 years of related experience. Ability to handle multiple deadlines simultaneously. Demonstrated experience in project management and working in teams. Excellent communication skills and proven attention to detail. 

Desired Qualifications

Prior supervision of a team; publishing experience.

 

Managing Editor Responsibilities

  • Oversee production schedule for triannual online publication.

  • Communicate with section editors.

  • Design or solicit cover art for each issue.

  • Produce final, proofed pieces into existing layout templates using WordPress.

  • Communicate with section editors to schedule deadlines for award nominations.

  • Update submission information on the website and online listings.

  • Respond to emails sent to the main inbox.

Time commitment: Varies based on a triannual publication schedule. The bulk of the production work occurs in the three weeks leading up to publication. Expect 5-10 hours for production. Most administrative responsibilities will require no more than an hour a week with no responsibilities during some weeks.  

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or a related field, or 2-4 years of related experience. Ability to handle multiple deadlines simultaneously. Demonstrated experience in project management and working in teams. Excellent communication skills and proven attention to detail. Working knowledge of WordPress.

Desired Qualifications

Prior supervision of a team; publishing experience.

*This position may be used for course credit, where applicable.

 

**the museum of americana is an entirely volunteer-run online journal. All positions are remote and are unpaid.

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