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Career Opportunities

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Assistant Editor (Internship)

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Description
Curious Curls is looking for an assistant editor to help read works, reach out to authors for projects, and help in other ways. This is an unpaid internship, but it is a perfect opportunity to get involved for English undergraduate students looking to get experience in editing, publishing, and the literary community!


About
Curious Curls Publishing is a small and relatively new press. Our goal is to help authors get books published, with a focus on works that evoke creativity and curiosity.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate must be able read manuscripts in sufficient time, while being able to identify strengths, weaknesses, typos, craft elements, etc.

  • Candidate must be able to communicate with authors in a professional and welcoming manner via email.

  • Candidate should be comfortable with reading books and interviewing authors.

  • Candidate must be able to proficiently navigate through literary journal/magazine, book, publisher, and author websites.

  • Candidate should be able to work independently, but should be sure to check-in and ask for help when needed.

  • Candidate must be able to meet regularly via weekly Zoom meetings.  These meetings typically run outside of standard business hours, such as weekends or evening, but we will work to fit your schedule.

  • Workload is dependent on the number of manuscript submissions, what is occurring in terms of projects, etc.  Workload should never exceed 5-10 hours a week, if it even comes close to that figure.

  • Candidate should be comfortable with being on video for TikTok staff content, etc.

  • Other duties may include providing content for the website, sending out rejection emails, etc.

  • This position can go as far as you would like. If you would like to find other ways to help out or are interested in other roles, just reach out!

Qualifications

  • Candidate should be very familiar with books and English as a subject. 

  • Literary journal or publishing experience is a plus, but not required.

  • Candidate must have experience in workshops or editing.

  • An ideal candidate can work for at least 6 months.

  • In-progress undergraduate/graduate degree in English, Journalism, or related field preferred, but not required.

  • Preferred candidates are open-minded, friendly, and...curious!

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to christian.loeffler@curiouscurlspublishing.com.  This position will remain open until filled.  Due to a large number of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.  If we are interested, you can expect hear back from us within a month.

Social Media Coordinator (Internship)

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Description

Curious Curls is looking for a Social Media Coordinator to manage its social media accounts. This is an unpaid internship, but it is a perfect opportunity to get involved for business/marketing/English undergraduate students looking to get experience in social media engagement!

 

About

Curious Curls Publishing is a small and relatively new literary press. Our goal is to help writers get published, with a focus on works that evoke creativity and curiosity.

 

Responsibilities

  • Candidate must be able to post daily content for accounts (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and weekly content for TikTok. Candidate should also be comfortable with self-recording for videos as needed (see our TikTok).

  • Candidate must be able to create new content, even when there is not much happening in terms of publications/news (we are slowly starting to get more work published and other projects underway!).

  • Posts may include book recommendations, questions/polls for readers, etc. We will have recommendations and resources to facilitate ideas. You can also check out posts on one of our accounts: @CuriousCurlsPub on platforms such as Instagram to get an idea.

  • Candidate must be able to show professionalism.

  • Candidate should be able to work independently, but should be sure to check-in and ask for help when needed. Opinions and advice on promotional materials, newsletters, etc. may be needed and candidate is expected to have an active voice.

  • Hours may vary weekly, but ~5 hours seemed to be a typical maximum workload.

  • Staff meetings are weekly via Zoom, with time/day flexibility.

  • Candidate must be able to create inclusive content that is able to be enjoyed by a large demographic. What appeals to younger audiences? Older? American Classic fans? Sci-fi fans? Writers? Readers?

  • Other miscellaneous duties may include soliciting authors for different forms of involvement, updating pages on the website, seeking out entertaining short stories, reading manuscripts, etc.

  • This position can go as far as you would like. If you would like to find other ways to help out or are interested in other roles (such as reading manuscripts on a larger-scale, helping with editing, assisting with website management, interviewing authors, etc.), note this in your cover letter!

 

Qualifications

  • Candidate should be very familiar with books and English as a subject. Literary magazine or publishing experience is a plus, but we are glad to teach candidates the ropes!

  • Candidate can start by August 15th (or earlier).

  • An ideal candidate can work for at least 6 months. The exact time length would be decided by contract.

  • Candidate is able attend weekly staff meetings (typically running for less than an hour). There is time flexibility and we will make sure to work with your schedule, but these will likely fall outside of traditional business hours, whether during the evening or during weekends.

  • In-progress undergraduate degree in English, Business, Marketing, etc. preferred, but not required. As an unpaid internship and a small press, we just want to make sure candidates can pull the most from this opportunity.

  • Knowledge or experience in gathering followers on social media preferred.

  • Preferred candidates are open-minded, friendly, understanding, and...curious!

 

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to christian.loeffler@curiouscurlspublishing.com by 8/8/2022.  Due to a large number of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.  If we are interested, you can expect hear back from us within a month.