Please familiarize yourself first with WTAW Press, Alcove Chapbook Series, and Betty Books.

Our positions offer a great opportunity for those who want to get involved in publishing or want to understand the operations of nonprofit organizations: students, recent graduates, aspiring writers, those who are changing careers, or those who seek to connect with writers and devote time to a literary life. Successful candidates will work closely with our director to gain or enhance hands-on experience and firsthand knowledge of the rewarding and challenging work of small press book publishing.

We look for candidates who are ambitious, curious, and detail-oriented; who possess excellent written, communication, and organizational skills; and who are excited about leaning into new opportunities with a willingness to embrace new challenges. We value proactive and positive attitudes; an interest in thinking creatively, collaboratively, and strategically; the ability to take initiative and to work well both independently and with others; and the capacity to juggle various deadlines. 

Prior work experience in the literary arena or publishing is less important than the level of commitment and creativity applicants can bring to WTAW Press. 

POSITIONS:

Events and Programs Management Assistant

WTAW, an award-winning literary nonprofit organization that publishes books of prose, is seeking an Events and Programs Management Assistant to join its team. The ideal candidate will have experience within events and programs management, specifically within literary arts organizations and/or presses and/or education. Reporting to the Director, the Events and Programs Management Assistant will be responsible for organizing, growing, and promoting WTAW's in-person and virtual programs and events.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing WTAW's programming, including educational offerings, events at conferences and festivals, and virtual readings
  • Assist in coordinating logistics for in-person and virtual events and programs 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with other literary arts organizations, including education, and/or presses
  • Familiarity with educational and event management platforms
     

Social Media Assistant: WTAW

WTAW, an award-winning literary nonprofit organization that publishes books of prose, is seeking a Social Media Assistant to join its team. The ideal candidate will have experience within communications and social media management, specifically with nonprofit organizations or literary arts organizations, publications, or presses. Reporting to the Director, the Social Media Assistant will be responsible for maintaining and updating WTAW's social media channels. **This is a paid position funded by a private philanthropic foundation. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the social media calendar
  • Create and curate collateral and graphics for social media platforms
  • Maintain social best practices to engage readers and literary community

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with other literary arts organizations, publications, or presses
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for building community through social media 
  • Basic graphic design skills using Canva or similar tools


 

Social Media Assistant/Intern: Betty Books

Betty Books, the new imprint of WTAW Press—an award-winning literary nonprofit organization that publishes books of prose—is seeking a Social Media Assistant to join its team. The ideal candidate will have experience within communications and social media management, specifically within nonprofit organizations or literary arts organizations, publications, or presses. Reporting to the Director, the Social Media Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the launch of Betty's social media channels, and in developing and maintaining Betty's social media presence.

Prospective assistants/interns should enjoy social media and content-creation, particularly literary and writing-related content (and that which supports women's voices), and either be actively engaged or enthusiastic about becoming actively engaged with those communities online. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in launching and building Betty's presence on various social media platforms
  • Assist in developing and engaging Betty’s community
  • Create and curate graphics and collateral for social media platforms
  • Maintain social best practices to engage readers and literary community

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with other literary arts organizations, publications, and/or presses
  • Experience with or enthusiasm for organizations in support of making women's voices heard 
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for building community through social media platform 
  • Basic graphic design skills using Canva or similar tools


 

Publishing Assistant 

WTAW Press, an award-winning literary nonprofit organization that publishes books of prose, is seeking a Publishing Assistant to join its team. The ideal candidate will have experience within nonprofit organizations or literary arts organizations, publications, or presses. Reporting to the Director, the Publishing Assistant will assist with projects from all areas of our operation, including editorial, publicity, marketing, community engagement, and development. The Publishing Assistant will gain an overview of the current publishing climate and the nature of independent publishing, including the stages of book publishing, from acquisition to post-publication, as well as the operational nuts and bolts and nitty-gritty details of running a small nonprofit business. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparation of work for publication, including shepherding books through the production process
  • Assist in the design, development, and execution of publicity materials and marketing collateral
  • Assist in the planning and execution of author events, publisher events, and fundraising activities
  • Conduct relevant research and analysis

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with other literary arts organizations, publications, and/or presses
  • Passion for publishing and curiosity about the inner workings of the publishing industry
  • Knowledge of contemporary literature or genuine desire to develop it
  • Interest in learning the business of publishing and/or the operations of small nonprofit organizations


 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL POSITIONS: 

We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 

* Note: While most positions are not salaried, those who complete the minimum contractual period will receive a modest financial compensation. For interns who are in school and eligible to receive credit for participation in an internship, WTAW is glad to meet the necessary requirements. 

WE CONSIDER APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS.

TO APPLY: 

To answer the questions, be prepared to provide:

  • a brief introduction to yourself that includes why you're applying for the position(s), and that speaks to the qualifications you would bring to WTAW
  • a resume that outlines your experiences to date


Thank you  your interest in joining WTAW Press. 

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