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Intern

Contribute to and develop the online presence of the oldest continuously published poetry journal in America! Poet Lore seeks a Digital Communications Intern (Bachelors) or Assistant (Masters) to fulfill an internship/volunteer role.

 
Poet Lore is a biannual print journal of poetry, essays, and reviews. Book-length issues deliver news from the interior—poems that make concerns of our moment both urgent and intimate. Published with the conviction that poetry provides a record of human experience as valuable as history.
If you are interested in literature and would like to learn more about how a small literary magazine runs, then this is the position for you.
Skills/Qualifications
– Ability to manage website in WordPress
– Ability to develop social media strategies
– Must possess a deep love of literature & poetry in particular
– English Majors/Minors with emphasis in creative writing or currently enrolled MFA students are strongly encouraged to apply. Other areas of education will be considered.
Duties:
– Administrative & clerical tasks in support of the Managing Editor
– Enhance and build the online presence across all social media platforms
– Curate blog content from contributing writers
– Promote new issues across all channels
– Connect with writers on FB & Twitter to build networking community
– Other duties depending on skill level & interest

The intern will be under the direction of the Managing Editor. Contact: Eleanor Tipton The position is part-time (minimum one day a week in the Bethesda office) and requires the ability to work as a team as well as independently.

Applications are now open! Please send a cover letter briefly explaining why you are interested in working for us and a resume to eleanor.tipton@writer.org

Every issue of Poet Lore is inspiring, for it shows that the little-magazine tradition has been alive and well since 1889, with the magazine’s founding. (Even Walt Whitman wanted aboard.) I appreciate the skillful editorial steering of this ship and the crew’s loyalty to the cause of assuring a literary legacy. Walt would be proud.
—David Ray, poet and former editor of The Chicago Review, Epoch, and founding editor of New Letters