Literary Mama is an all-volunteer organization that brings mamas and mama supporters together through literature. Over the years, our staff has included mamas of all sorts, reaching across identities and experiences. We seek self-motivated, collegial collaborators who are comfortable communicating online and expanding the reach of our journal’s community.
If you’re interested in joining our team, contact us at literarymamainfo (at) literarymama (dot) com.
Please note: These are volunteer positions. All work is conducted remotely. Strong communication skills are required.
Managing Editor (start date Spring-Summer 2024)
The Managing Editor volunteers in a senior level position and works with the Editor-in-Chief to set editorial direction and format, and supervise and coordinate staff and departments.
The Managing Editor will:
-Ensure editorial standards and publishing schedules are met
-Be organized, detail- and deadline-oriented
-Apply editorial standards as outlined by LM Style Guide and the Chicago Manual of Style
-Have a working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
-Help develop and manage a team of global editors
-Update staff manuals and documents
-Meet and work regularly with the Senior Editor team
-Exhibit strong, diplomatic communication skills
-Be able to manage and motivate via digital spaces
-Be open to new initiatives
-Be open to learning, growth, and building community
-Be proficient in WordPress; cloud-sharing programs such as Google Drive and Dropbox; and phone and video conferencing tools such as Zoom; Familiarity with Substack is a plus
-Understand social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, etc.)