Poetry Editor, Poetry London


Poetry London wishes to appoint a new Poetry Editor.

This is the executive role at the organisation, and we are looking for a strong cultural leader with a clear, ambitious creative vision who is a published poet with at least one full collection (either published or under contract).

Poetry London is one of the UK’s most prestigious and best-selling poetry magazines. Founded in 1988, it is published three times a year and enjoys a well-established reputation, publishing work from across the world, both in translation and, occasionally, in their original version.

We are resolutely international and are committed to a plurality of voices and visions; it is essential that the Poetry Editor shares and upholds this commitment and can bring in new ideas to move the organisation forward.

As executive editor of the magazine you will be responsible for developing and implementing the magazine’s editorial content and direction. Leading a team of five you will also run the mentorship scheme and annual competition.

You will have:

  • Thorough familiarity with contemporary poetry in the UK and elsewhere

  • Good standing and extensive contacts among poets in the UK and elsewhere

  • Evidenced leadership and management skills

  • Outstanding editorial judgement and literary skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

We welcome applications from a diverse range of inspiring candidates from all backgrounds, and will accept joint applications for possible job share.

Further information can be found at poetrylondon.co.uk

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter of no more than 1,000 words, outlining your creative mission statement for the magazine and explaining why you are suitable to lead the organisation. Please supply the names and contact details for two referees.

Applications can be submitted by email to admin@poetrylondon.co.uk or posted to the following address:

Poetry London (Poetry Editor Application) Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW



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