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Tammis Day Editorial Fellowship

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Poetry Center Job Description

Job Summary

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.

Essential Functions

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.

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

MFA in Creative Writing (or currently enrolled as MFA Candidate)

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in publishing and creative writing workshops.


Collaborative editorial leader. Proofreading and book design. Web design, Excel, InDesign and social media skills.

Additional Information

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 arrival.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . Be sure you have provided all attachments before submitting your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

July 6, 2022

Compensation Grade:

Grade X Exempt

Position Type:

Fixed Term

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 requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at .

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.

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