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Poetry Center Job Description
The Tammis Day Editorial Fellow will serve as the Managing Editor
of Nine Syllables Press, a poetry chapbook press affiliated with
the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College. The TD Editorial
Fellow will manage all daily operations of the press, including
overseeing 9SP's books in all stages of production, leading and
managing Smith College students who will be serving as assistant
editors, evaluating and tracking manuscript submissions, marketing
9SP books, and collaborating with additional campus units.
Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and
participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful,
inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Book Production and Distribution (50%)
Manage manuscripts and books in all stages of production; lead and
manage Smith College students serving as assistant editors; oversee
annual judging of manuscripts; develop interior design and cover
design; proofread manuscripts; troubleshoot book production;
oversee book distribution.
Book Marketing and Sales (25%)
Design and place advertisements for submissions to annual contests;
oversee and maintain press website; regular updates and postings of
content on social media platforms, including (but not limited to)
Twitter and Instagram; collaborations with contest winners on
social media campaigns, track sales performances.
Collaboration with Campus Partners (25%)
Collaborate with other partners and campus units, including The
Boutelle-Day Poetry Center, Bull City Books, Book Studies, and the
9SP Advisory Board.
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts
to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,
experience, certifications, licenses)
MFA in Creative Writing (or currently enrolled as MFA
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Prior experience in publishing and creative writing
Collaborative editorial leader. Proofreading and book design. Web
design, Excel, InDesign and social media skills.
For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires
that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and
as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against
COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of
vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical
or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their
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Review of applications will begin
July 6, 2022
Grade X Exempt
About Smith College
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest
women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in
teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of
outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as
advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The
College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,
Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty
cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith
College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a
qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such
accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding
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Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff,
faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values
of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age,
color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual orientation,
gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment
and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of
its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws
and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.