Openings

Join our team and help us grow as we strive to be a preeminent online, international journal at the intersection of art & healing. We also offer internships

Managing Editor

Part-Time Position

Job Description

Our founder and publisher, who has been at the helm of running the journal, which is a publication of The Word Project, is looking for someone to be a part of the team to take the journal and its programs to the next level.

 

This is a paid, remote, part-time position, averaging 10-15 hrs per week.

 

in addition to adhering to the values of The Word Project (the parent company) and Snapdragon Journal...

Responsibilities

Administrative

  • Plan and execute operations including

    • communications (email/MailChimp)

    • subscribers and contributors’ lists

    • website updates

  • Control publication schedules (for volunteer staff and contributors)

  • Coordinate publications’ release and sales

  • Responding to emails. 

Editorial

  • Collaborate with editors to determine issues’ content and theme

  • Contact contributors, via Submittable, of acceptances and declines based on editors’ selections

  • Oversee proofreading procedures and edit copy for each quarter

  • Finalize issues for compliance with policies, style and tone

  • Proof and post quarterly blog (written by blog editor)

Creative/Communication

  • Assist the Publisher in strategic planning and growth of the publication and make suggestions to allow for growth and greater impact

  • Manage/oversee social media and other promotional efforts to promote contributors and increase sales, memberships, and interactions

  • Assist with planning, scheduling, and hosting monthly virtual #artandhealing popups

Requirements

  • Experience working with a diverse team and audience

  • Successful managerial experience and/or as an editor or relevant role

  • Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing

  • Working knowledge of online platforms like LucidPress and Submittable

  • Abilities in planning and coordinating people and operations

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Outstanding communication (verbal and written) and people abilities

  • Reliability and efficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent customer service and timely responsiveness

  • Keep pertinent information confidential 

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with little oversight

  • Participation in meetings including annual retreat (virtual option)

  • Passion for literature, creativity, and the connection with art and healing

  • Commit to at least a one year cycle (Jan-Dec 2022)

Ideal as well but not required

  • MFA in creative writing or BA in journalism, or relevant field

  • Marketing and social media management

  • Strong sales knowledge and experience

 

 

We Value:

Diversity | Integrity | Community

 

This is a new position that we hope will start December 2021 or January 2022. If you’re interested in being considered for an interview, please provide a cover letter stating why, as well as your salary request (hourly), and your resume to jacinta.white@poetryheals.com.

 

We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis, though the application deadline is November 22.

Asst. Creative Nonfiction Editor

Volunteer (appx 15 hrs/quarter) 

Job Description

 

 

We are currently looking for someone who is passionate about literary arts as a modality to increase wellbeing and healing, who has publishing experience but as a writer and/or editor to join our team as the Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor.

 

This is a volunteer, remote position which requires approximately 20 hours per quarter.

 

in addition to adhering to the values of The Word Project (the parent company) and Snapdragon Journal...

Responsibilities

Works with Creative Nonfiction Editor to

 

  • Closely read, review, edit and select entries 

  • Accurately input selected essays into journal platform

  • Support and help promote the journal though your own networks and social media

Requirements

  • Experience working with a diverse team and audience

  • Published writer

  • Successful in copywriting and editing

  • Working knowledge of online platforms like LucidPress and Submittable

  • Outstanding communication (verbal and written) and people abilities

  • Reliability and efficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Keep pertinent information confidential 

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with little oversight

  • Passion for literature, creativity, and the connection with art and healing

  • Commit to at least a one year cycle (Jan-Dec 2022)

 

Ideal as well but not required

  • BA in creative writing, journalism, or relevant field

  • Participate in meetings including annual retreat (virtual option)

 

We Value:

Diversity | Integrity | Community

 

This is a new position that we hope will start January 2022. If you’re interested in being considered for an interview, please provide a cover letter stating why and your resume  to jacinta.white@poetryheals.com.

 

We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis, though the application deadline is December 1.

BENEFITS

to joining our team:

  1. Flexibility -- You can work from anywhere in the world and at anytime, day or night (as long as you can meet the deadlines).

  2. Creativity -- We want and need you to bring your creative ideas and execution skills.

  3. Diversity -- we come from different perspectives and backgrounds and we strive to publish a variety of styles. We believe in representation on our team and in everything we do.

  4. Impact -- We're 7 years old but we have so much growing to do. We can't do it alone (we are all volunteers with other jobs/priorities) and see that we need others to help us more quickly reach our goals. 

  5. Publishing -- You will get the behind-the-scenes experience with a small literary magazine and learn so much. 

  6. Art & Healing -- You have the opportunity to attend our workshops and popups for free, and network with other writers and artists. 

  7. Community -- You will be helping hundreds of writers, poets and artists get their work out to the world, and be a part of our events centered on art and healing, as well as work with other dynamic women and femme editors at Snapdragon Journal.