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Join Our Team!

Poetry Editor Bear Review is looking for a dedicated and talented poetry editor to join our team. Location: Remote Deadline to submit: Monday, October 3, 2022 About Bear Review: Founded in 2014, Bear Review is a non-profit online journal of poetry and art based out of Kansas City. We publish two issues a year and have an annual contest. Job Description: Bear Review’s poetry editors are responsible for overseeing the submission reading and selection process and ensuring the journal's success and impact within the wider literary community. Bear Review is a volunteer-run journal. This is an unpaid position, but the experience will be a wonderful addition to your CV. Responsibilities: +Can commit to working at least 8 hours a month +Read and vote on submissions (both general and contest) +Be in communication with co-editors, readers, and editor-in-chief +Attend meetings online +Be engaged with and interested in Bear Review’s online presence and relationship with the wider literary community Skills/Qualifications +Familiarity with and interest in contemporary poetry +Previous experience as a poetry editor, reader, and/or other relevant experience working with a literary magazine preferred +MFA or graduate degree in poetry, or relevant discipline, preferred +Anti-racist and inclusive reading practices +Familiarity with Bear Review’s aesthetic (have read current and previous issues) +Enthusiasm and interest in helping Bear Review be its best To apply, please do the following: 1. Submit a resume or CV and a brief statement (as attachments) about why you are interested in this position in an email addressed to 2. Select one of your favorite contemporary poems (preferably something published within the last five years). In a Word, Google, or PDF doc, briefly describe what you love about this poem and why you chose it. 3. Wait for a reply from our managing editor or a current poetry editor (within one week) 4. Participate in an interview with editors if your application shows you’re likely a good fit with our team and goals


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