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Career Opportunities

Want to join the Curious Curls crew, even if just for a project or two?

 

Check this page for openings and options for how you can get involved!

Assistant Editor (Internship)

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Description

Curious Curls is looking for an assistant editor to read manuscripts, 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 by deadlines, 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 are flexible and can be adjusted to the candidate's schedule.

  • Workload is dependent on the number of manuscript submissions, what is occurring in terms of projects, etc. Workload is about 6-10 hours a week and should never exceed 10 hours.

  • 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, helping brainstorm with promtion decisions, 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 has experience in workshops, such as class 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.

  • Come ready to learn! We will teach you about anything above that seems daunting or unfamiliar!

  • Preferred candidates are motivated, creative, 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 help manage its social media accounts. This is an unpaid remote internship, but it is a perfect opportunity to get involved for business/marketing/English undergraduate students looking to get experience in social media engagement! In fact, we encourage students who can directly receive credits to take this opportunity, so it is better and more fairly worth your while.

 

About

Curious Curls Publishing is a small and relatively new literary press. Our goal is to help both already-grounded and newly emerging writers share their books with the world. We place focus on titles that evoke creativity and curiosity, whether in form or a character who expresses such qualities. We publish multiple titles a year, with a goal of expanding our knowledge and ability to market amazing books.

 

Responsibilities

  • Candidate must be able to post daily content for accounts (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and reguarly scheduled content for TikTok and video. We would be interested in exploring new platforms, like Threads.

  • Approximately 10-12 hours of work will be assigned each week.

  • Candidate must be comfortable with being in front of a camera. This may be required as part of making TikTok content, staff skits, and other promotional material.

  • Candidate should be creative able to come up with video content ideas and post ideas that excite our readers.

  • Social media posts may include book recommendations, questions/polls for readers, sharing information about our titles, sharing details about our authors, etc. You can see our accounts (@CuriousCurlsPub) to get an idea of what we do.

  • Candidate should be comfortable with marketing skills, such as being able to decide on what similar pages, publishers, videos, and channels our readers might enjoy.

  • Candidate must be able to work independently; we only meet up once a week. But candidate should be able 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.

  • There will be weekly staff meetings that are approximately 0.5 to 2 hours each week. Candidate must be able to attend, though there is flexibility for most of the year on the specific meeting time.

  • Candidate must be able to create 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? For a particular book? On a particular platform?

  • Other miscellaneous duties may be assigned as needed. Curious Curls is a small press and depends on staff who are able to try new things and fill in workload gaps.

  • This position can go as far as the candidate would like. If candidate would like to find other ways to help out or is interested in other roles (helping with editing, assisting with website management, interviewing authors, etc.), note this in the cover letter!

 

Qualifications

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

  • 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.

  • 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 and at least get credit exchange for it.

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

  • Candidate preferably able to start in September.

  • Preferred candidates are motivated, creative, and...curious!

 

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to christian.loeffler@curiouscurlspublishing.com. Applications will be accepted 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 or by the start date.

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