Work at Hub City Writers Project

Thank you for your interest in working with our team. We currently have two contract part-time editoral openings.

 

Position: Contract Fiction Editor
Contract Date: November 1, 2020-July 31, 2021
Location: Remote 
Founded in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1995, Hub City Press has emerged as the South's leading independent literary press. Focused on finding and spotlighting extraordinary new and unsung writers from the American South, our curated list champions diverse authors and books that don’t fit into the commercial publishing landscape. 
We are seeking an experienced editor to work on a contract basis over a nine month period to edit novels approved by the Press Director and the board of the Hub City Writers Project and to advance the mission of the Press by seeking out potential manuscripts for acquisition. The Fiction Editor will inherit manuscripts and queries in various states of review and will be tasked with assessing whether they are a good fit for the Hub City Press catalog. 
We are looking for a talented and dedicated editor who possesses a wide range of knowledge and a depth of industry expertise, and who shares our passion for promoting the voices of marginalized people and groups and introducing a diverse roster of lesser-heard Southern voices. This job is fully remote and available for immediate start. 
Duties:
  • Review manuscripts critically and provide detailed feedback to authors and agents
  • Developmentally edit acquired manuscripts to ready for the next stage of production
  • Edit up to four novels during the contract period and work toward setting a publication schedule through 2023
  • Cultivate relationships with MFA programs, writing organizations, and literary agencies to find new talent
  • Continue established relationships with literary magazines and journals to seek out new Southern voices
  • Meet semi-monthly on Zoom with the Director, Assistant Director, and Nonfiction Editor to present titles and update staff
Qualifications:
  • Must have minimum 2-3 years of editorial experience as a literary agent, editor, or other closely related position in the publishing industry. Must have a strong existent literary network.
  • Black, Latinx, and Indigenous candidates strongly encouraged to apply
  • Experience editing novel-length fiction--including developmental editing, substantive line editing, and copy editing
  • Understanding and awareness of the general book marketplace and publishing industry. Familiarity with Hub City Press’s catalog and stated mission
  • Superb written and oral communication skills including promotional copy and corresponding professionally with authors and agents
  • Ability to work 8 hours per week from November 2020 to July 2021
  • Ability to meet deadlines, expectations, and editorial direction
  • Strong time and project management skills. Ability to stay on task while working remotely. Ability to effectively take direction and work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • Lived experiences that inform the Press’s focus on amplifying lesser heard Southern voices (preferred) 
  • Excellent critical reading skills, especially pertaining to issues of sensitivity and diversity
Compensation: This position is grant funded at a rate of $40/hr with the expectation of 35 hours of service per/month for eight months. See below for how to apply.

 

Position: Contract Nonfiction Editor
Contract Date: November 1, 2020-July 31, 2021
Location: Remote 
We are seeking an experienced editor to work on a contract basis over a nine month period to edit nonfiction titles approved by the Press Director and the board of the Hub City Writers Project and to advance the mission of the Press by seeking out potential manuscripts for acquisition. The Nonfiction Editor will inherit manuscripts and proposals in various states of review and will be tasked with assessing whether they are a good fit for the Hub City Press catalog. 
We are looking for a talented and dedicated editor who possesses a wide range of knowledge and a depth of industry expertise, and who shares our passion for promoting the voices of marginalized people and groups and introducing a diverse roster of lesser-heard Southern voices. This job is fully remote and available for immediate start. 
Duties:
  • Review manuscripts critically and provide detailed feedback to authors and agents. 
  • Develop and/or edit mini book proposals
  • Edit three nonfiction titles during the contract period and work toward setting a publication schedule through 2023
  • Cultivate relationships with MFA programs, writing organizations, and literary agencies to find new talent
  • Continue established relationships with literary magazines and journals to seek out new Southern voices
  • Meet semi-monthly on Zoom with the Director, Assistant Director, and Fiction Editor to present titles and update staff
Qualifications:
  • Must have minimum 2-3 years of editorial experience as a literary agent, editor, or other closely related position in the publishing industry. Must have a strong existent literary network.
  • Black, Latinx, and Indigenous candidates strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must have experience editing book-length narrative nonfiction--including developmental editing, substantive line editing, and copy editing
  • Understanding and awareness of the general book marketplace and publishing industry. Familiarity with Hub City Press’s catalog and stated mission
  • Superb written and oral communication skills including promotional copy and corresponding professionally with authors and agents
  • Ability to work 8 hours per week from November 2020 to July 2021
  • Ability to meet deadlines, expectations, and editorial direction
  • Strong time and project management skills. Ability to stay on task while working remotely. Ability to effectively take direction and work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • Lived experiences that inform the Press’s focus on amplifying lesser heard Southern voices (preferred) 
  • Excellent critical reading skills, especially pertaining to issues of sensitivity and diversity
Compensation: This position is grant funded at a rate of $40/hr with the expectation of 35 hours of service per/month for eight months. (See below for how to apply.)
 

How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply by sending a complete packet of cover letter and resume to jobs@hubcity.org with the words "Nonfiction Editor" or "Fiction Editor" in the subject line. Cover letters, which must be no longer than two pages, should detail your qualifications for the position. No telephone inquiries. We will contact potential candidates for a follow up interview and short performance task.

 


 

Rolling College Internship Applications

If you are a Spartanburg area student seeking credit for an internship at the Hub City Writers Project, please have your career service representative or sponsoring professor contact Anne Waters (anne@hubcity.org).

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