Job Opportunities

SUMMER 2018 EDITORIAL FELLOW

Jewish Book Council seeks an Editorial Fellow for the summer of 2018. This unique opportunity will allow a graduate student or emerging editor or writer to gain editorial experience, learn about the many facets of a small nonprofit, and immerse her- or himself in the New York literary world.  The Editorial Fellow will work a minimum of three full days a week for a three-month period at our office in midtown Manhattan, and will receive a stipend.

 JBC consists of a small, dedicated team—we enjoy collaborating, brainstorming, and spending time with each other. The ideal applicant thrives in a mutually supportive, creative, nonprofit setting. She or he will be comfortable not only with fulfilling their specifically designated responsibilities, but also with taking initiative and pitching in when others need assistance.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Editorial Fellow will provide assistance to the Editorial Director and Managing Editor. The bulk of his or her editorial and administrative responsibilities will be related to online content (book reviews and interviews), but he or she will also make significant contributions to Paper Brigade, JBC’s annual literary journal.

 Editorial/Website assistance:

  • Unpacking and cataloging books submitted for review
  • Evaluating books and helping to assign them to reviewers
  • Editing reviews
  • Writing reviews/interviewing authors

Paper Brigade:

  • Proofreading, copyediting, fact-checking
  • Compiling back matter
  • Obtaining reproduction permissions
  • Finding images to be used in the journal

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • A BA degree in a relevant area
  • Previous internship and/or work experience in publishing or journalism
  • Meticulous editor
  • Experience with copyediting/fact-checking/proofreading
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture is a plus, but not required
  • Dedicated, hard-working, responsible
Candidates must already be eligible to work in the United States.
 

 APPLICATION

To apply, please email the following to becca@jewishbooks.org with the subject line “Editorial Fellow Application: Your Name” by midnight on March 25, 2018:

  • Two book reviews you’ve written
  • A resume
  • A cover letter
  • The contact information of two references

 Any questions can also be directed to becca@jewishbooks.org. We will contact qualified applicants to schedule interviews.