We’re Hiring a Managing Editor – Michigan Quarterly Review

We’re Hiring a Managing Editor

Please note that applications are now closed for this position.

MQR is hiring a part-time Managing Editor in Ann Arbor; deadline to apply is July 9, 2018. To apply, click here.

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Oversee production schedule: assign content; establish deadlines; communicate with writers, editors, typesetter, printer, and graphic designer; proof submissions; schedule meetings for editorial and intern staff. Manage Submittable system for assignment of pieces to readers and editors. Send rejection/acceptance letters. Track author contracts, payments, and contact information. Supervise team of 5-8 interns: training on how to select works of fiction/poetry/ essay, training on Submittable, team building activities, sharing opportunities for participation in online content.

Subscription management: Maintaining list of over 500 subscribers, and keeping track of subscription payments, fulfilling and mailing online orders of magazine, missing/damaged issues.

Coordinate outreach including prize and special topics issues events announcements, promotion at AWP, application for literary awards, launch of online magazine, development of promotional materials.

Fundraising: grant applications, develop a donor strategy and maintain donor database.

Administrative support: Mail distribution, respond to phone/email queries about submission and payment status, literary agents, special issue/contest guidelines, submission periods, etc.

NOTE: This is a term-limited position until June 2020. Extension might be possible thereafter.

Required Qualifications

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or a related field, or 2-4 years of related experience.

Ability to handle multiple deadlines simultaneously. Demonstrated experience in project management and working in teams. Excellent communication skills and proven attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications

Prior supervision of a team; publishing and event planning experience.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles, click here.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Deadline for receiving applications: July 9, 2018.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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