Poets Reading the News is not just a place to engage with poetry about current events. We are also a dynamic space for those interested in learning the ropes behind poetry, digital publishing and nonprofit development, working closely with the founders to make the machine hum and develop skillsets in editing, research and publishing. This page shows our recent openings.
Associate Poetry Editors
Our associate poetry editors are integral to reviewing and selecting from our large volume of poetry submissions. Collaborating directly with the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor, associate editors evaluate submissions assigned to them, publish works, engage in thoughtful discourse around poetry and current events, and select pieces from the archives to highlight for our audience. Associate editors can expect to hone their ability to read critically, evaluate complex poetry from a range of styles, advocate their positions, challenge their interests and perspectives, and read a lot – a lot – of poetry. We lead three assistant editor cycles each year so please check back if the applications are presently closed.
The 2020 Autumn cycle is closed for applications.
We’re always looking for folks enthusiastic about co-creating Poets Reading the News. Have a skillset you’re interested in sharing? Want to pitch in with social media? Reach out to us here.