Friday, October 19, 2012

Editor Position: Ecotone Literary Journal

Hire for an editor of Ecotone literary journal and Lookout, the book imprint and teaching press that published Edith Pearlman's Binocular Vision to national success last year. The person will join the crew of Ecotone and Lookout along with founding editor David Gessner, Pub Lab Assistant Director Beth Staples, and me. We're a small but growing team, and it's crucial that we hire the right person. A full description of the job is available here. Start date: July 1, 2013. There's a priority deadline of December 3.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a nationally recognized department that offers both BFA and MFA degrees, as well as a Certificate in Publishing. Each semester, the successful candidate will teach a course in literary magazine editing associated with the journal Ecotone, as well as another course in the editing/publishing curriculum.

In addition, he or she will take on the following duties for Ecotone:

* Oversee the selection of prose, poetry, and art to be published in the journal.
* Manage all aspects of production and distribution, including budget.
* Supervise the graduate student managing editor and any other interns or graduate assistants associated with the journal.
* Cooperate with the Editor in Chief in planning the overall direction of the journal.

For Lookout Books, under the supervision of the Director of The Publishing Laboratory:

* Read submissions, recommend manuscripts from the pool of writers published in Ecotone, and edit books for Lookout, an award-winning literary imprint that seeks work by emerging and historically underrepresented voices, as well as overlooked gems by established writers.
* Developmentally edit, copyedit, and proofread manuscripts.
* Maintain production schedules and troubleshoot schedule challenges.
* Supervise student editorial interns.
* Assist in creating and disseminating of marketing materials.
* Work collaboratively with the design and production teams.

UNCW is committed to maintaining a campus environment that values diversity. The university aims to achieve, within all areas of the university community, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff capable of providing for excellence in the education of its students and for the enrichment of the university community. To that end, I invite your assistance identifying candidates with specific attention to minorities and women.

If you are aware of individuals who would be a good fit, please send me their contact information so that I may encourage their application. For more information on the department and Publishing Lab, please visit, and for Lookout,

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