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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 bearreview.lit@gmail.com 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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