About The Paris Review
Senior EditorThe Paris Review is seeking a senior editor for Web and print. Duties will include:
• helping to assign, edit, and write posts for The Paris Review Daily
• helping to copyedit, fact-check, and produce the print edition of The Paris Review
• overseeing special projects
Applicants must be strong writers with:
• at least three years’ editorial experience
• deep knowledge of modern and contemporary fiction and journalism
• working knowledge of InDesign and WordPress
• excellent copyediting skills
• broad cultural interests
• a voice and sensibility that complement the magazine
Although the bulk of the job will be writing and editing online, ours is a small office that requires teamwork and encourages personal initiative. Experience in IT and graphic design is a plus.
Please send a résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries please.
Editorial InternshipThe Paris Review offers editorial internships on a rolling basis. The internship requires a full-time commitment, five days a week. On your application please clearly indicate your desired starting date. Your application must be postmarked at least two months before that date. The one exception: applicants for a summer internship must have their applications postmarked by February 1.
Each internship lasts between three and four months, affording interns the opportunity to participate in a full production schedule. Interns participate in every step of the production process, from the solicitation of material to editorial meetings, fact-checking, proofreading, and distributing copies. More regular duties include reading fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, tracking submissions, maintaining office databases, and helping to keep our busy office organized.
Paris Review internships are a great introduction to the literary world. Past graduates have gone on to find work at a wide range of literary agencies, publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, The Gernert Agency, The Wylie Agency, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Wall Street Journal. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers.
Prospective interns must have completed their junior year in college. College applicants are encouraged to negotiate with their college registrar’s office to receive academic credit for their internships. We do not sponsor visas. At this time, the Paris Review internship is unpaid.
To ApplySend a cover letter stating your desired starting date and explaining your interest in The Paris Review, along with your résumé and two or three nonfiction writing samples (preferably essays relating to a work of literature or reader’s reports) totaling no more than fifteen pages, to:
The Paris Review544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001