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Assistant Editor (Internship)

Position: Assistant Editor

Job Type: Internship

Salary: Unpaid

Location: Remote

Applications Close: Open until filled


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

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.


  • Able read manuscripts by deadlines, while being able to identify strengths, weaknesses, typos, craft elements, etc.

  • Able to communicate with authors in a professional and welcoming manner via email.

  • Comfortable with reading books and interviewing authors.

  • Able to proficiently navigate through literary journal/magazine, book publisher, and author websites.

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

  • 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 promotion 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!


  • Familiarity with books and English as a subject.

  • Can work for at least 6 months. Exact time length would be decided by contract.

  • 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 pull the most from this opportunity and at least get credit exchange for it.

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

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

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and a cover letter to 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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