The Georgia Review
University of Georgia Libraries
The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a talented, dynamic, and experienced leader for the position of Editor of The Georgia Review. The Editor is responsible for developing and executing strategic, programmatic, and financial plans that ensure the continued success of the journal. The Editor directs the editorial, design, and production phases of The Georgia Review, working collaboratively with staff and with authors of essays, stories, poems, and reviews to meet deadlines consistently and maintain the high standards for which The Georgia Review is known. The Editor actively represents and promotes the interests of The Georgia Review throughout the university, literary community, and region, and oversees the marketing, sales, and business operations of the journal. The Georgia Review is a unit of the University of Georgia Libraries, and the Editor reports to the University Librarian and Associate Provost.
The Georgia Review was founded at the University of Georgia in 1947. It has been published quarterly here ever since and has become one of the most highly regarded journals of arts and letters in the U.S. The Georgia Review seeks to create a lasting environment for literature by supporting writers at every stage of their careers. Committed to the art of editorial practice, the Review collaborates with authors of essays, stories, poems, and reviews in pursuit of works of enduring appeal that engage with the evolving concerns and interests of readers from around the world. Our aim in curating content is not only to elevate literature, publishing, and the arts, but also to promote diversity and to help facilitate socially conscious partnerships in our surrounding communities.
The journal offices are located in the Main Library on the university’s main campus in Athens, Georgia. Perennially rated as one of the nation’s top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel. Information about Athens: http://www.libs.uga.edu/athens/.
To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/34615.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
The Georgia Review invites applications for its graduate assistantship on an annual basis. The commitment is for the academic year and provides a tuition waiver and stipend.
The primary work of this position involves the screening and evaluation of poetry, short fiction, and some nonfiction manuscripts. Secondary duties may include copyediting, fact checking, and proofreading of accepted manuscripts; interviewing authors and/or creating other features for our website; logging in and out of review books; and the training and oversight of undergraduate interns. Candidates should have a strong background in modern and contemporary literature in English, a solid familiarity with various critical approaches to the same, some knowledge of the literary journal and book publishing worlds, and exemplary fundamental writing and editing skills.
Other factors being equal, preference will be given to students who are further along in their degree program. Please direct questions to Soham Patel.
At present, we offer a limited number of unpaid internships to interested third- or fourth-year University of Georgia students during the academic year. Some exceptions may be made for individuals already holding Baccalaureate degrees. Specific arrangements are made on an individual basis, but generally the position will entail 10-12 hours of work each week and regular weekly sessions with Review staff. Since the work primarily involves reading and evaluating poetry and fiction submissions, we would prefer students who have had a number of literature and writing courses. Interns are expected to stay on for a full semester, with a second semester sometimes being an option. Interns are eligible for Experiential Learning credit. We have made our internship assignments for the 2017–2018 academic year. In April we will begin to review applications for the fall 2018 semester. Please direct intern questions to Douglas Carlson.