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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Literary Situations Vacant - at Drunken Boat



Drunken Boat [], one of the world’s oldest
electronic journals of the arts and the winner of a South by Southwest Web
Award, is adding to our staff. We¹ve been publishing an immense variety of
work, especially innovative and experimental literature and arts, since
1999. We are an entirely volunteer staff, dedicated to literature and art
and the internet (well, more like literature and the art on the internet,
but we¹re fans of the medium too). According to The Review Review:
³Drunken Boat is, or should be, central to any discussion of literature
online or online literature . . . Drunken Boat is a . . . beautifully
presented, carefully maintained space.²
Applicants with familiarity with working online and working in publishing
are preferred. This is a great opportunity to be responsible with an
independent publisher that publishes books and a highly-acclaimed journal
and that reaches over a hundred thousand unique visitors annually
worldwide. If you¹re interested, please send a CV and a cover letter to
Managing Editor Erica Mena at
Managing Editor / co-Managing Editor
The Managing Editor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of
running an international magazine and press. Working with Executive
Director, Editors, Readers, Developers and Interns to help produce a
tri-annual magazine and one or two books annually. Overseeing the entirety
of the journal operations: including hiring, training, and supervising
staff; maintaining editorial and production workflows; setting issue and
project deadlines; scheduling staff meetings; overseeing publicity and
promotion; overseeing the grant application and reporting processes;
answering email queries; work with the developers and webmaster to design
the look for each new issue. Oversee and initiate new projects including a
book contest, AWP table and readings, and fundraising.
Strong organizational skills, comfort with the technology of web
publishing and virtual workspaces (Drupal, Google Drive, Domain and Apps,
Dropbox, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Submittable, WordPress (for the blog),
MailChimp), and exceptional communication skills essential. Ability to
work with minimal supervision. A familiarity or willingness to learn web
production in Drupal a must.
Attention to details, ability to meet deadlines, working under time
constraints, and manage multiple project elements simultaneously
important. Some experience with basic HTML / CSS highly valued. Experience
with design for print or web highly valued. Copyediting and proofreading
skills preferred.
The Managing Editor may work with a co-Managing Editor, or an Assistant
Managing Editor depending on experience.
Send a CV with cover letter to
Production Editor
The Production Editor is responsible for overseeing the production of
three issues of the online journal a year. Drunken Boat is produced in
Drupal, and has an ongoing relationship with a professional web developer.
The Production Editor oversees the production team, providing training and
assistance, setting the production schedule and communicating the schedule
to editors and the production team, and overseeing sending out author
proofs and making changes to the issue online prior to launch.
Familiarity or willingness to learn Drupal a must. Basic experience with
HTML / CSS important. Comfort communicating with both editors and
programmers/web developers essential. Ability to meet deadlines, work
under time constraints, and lead a team essential. Familiarity or
willingness to learn Submittable, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Google Drive, and
Dropbox. Strong attention to detail.
Send a CV with cover letter to

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