The Paris Review seeks a collegial, highly collaborative managing editor to work closely with the editor in chief and other staff on production of the print quarterly and other editorial projects. This is a great opportunity for a detail-driven, well-organized literature lover to help shape the next chapter of the magazine’s literary story. The managing editor oversees production on the quarterly, works closely with the Editor-In-Chief (EIC) on acquisitions and shaping the Review’s iconic Writers at Work interview series, and contributes to special editorial projects (including Paris Review Editions).

Key responsibilities

The Paris Review print quarterly

  • With EIC, develops copy standards, design standards, and production calendars
  • Evaluates manuscripts and interview proposals, and communicates with agents and writers
  • With EIC, conducts developmental edits on interviews, fiction, and nonfiction
  • Oversees quarterly production, coordinating with editors, writers, art director, and printer

Editorial oversight

  • Maintains copy standards and voice and style across all platforms
  • Edits newsletters, print communications, ephemera, and Daily posts, as needed
  • Manages fact-checking and research efforts for editorial projects
  • Liaises between print and web teams around issue launches and other projects

Special projects

  • Manages workflow, copyedits, and proofs Paris Review Editions and other print projects
  • Manages assignment, production, and fulfillment of EBSCO projects (“poetry showcase”)
  • Contributes to podcast, videos, event production, outreach campaigns, and other special projects as needed


  • Manages permissions and reprint requests
  • Oversees contracts for editorial projects (print, online, podcast, video)
  • Coordinates awards submissions and manages database of awards


  • With EIC, supports professional development of staff, interns, and volunteer readers
  • With assistant editor, assesses applicants, interviews, and selects interns

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Passion for contemporary literature and interest in furthering the conversation through the publication and promotion of new voices
  • Four years of professional editorial experience in magazine or literary publishing, including experience with print production and scheduling
  • Capacity to take on editorial projects large and small, including experience with developmental editing and editing fiction
  • Excellent copy editing skills; thorough knowledge of CMOS and capacity to manage house style and editorial voice across channels
  • Ability to manage several projects at once and communicate deadlines effectively
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop etc.) and design literacy a plus

About the organization

The Paris Review’s mission is a dual one: to promote the most exciting writers of the day and to support ambitious, inquisitive readers the world over. Founded in Paris in 1953, headquartered in New York City since 1973, and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1999, The Paris Review now publishes fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, and art in print, online, and across new media (including podcasts and video). To discover more, visit:

This position will begin remotely, but the ability to relocate to New York City by late 2021 is expected. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to
[email protected]. Please be sure to use the subject line “Managing Editor.”

It is the policy of The Paris Review Foundation to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TPRF will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Contact Information

Emily Nemens, Editor
544 W. 27th Street
3rd Floor
New York
Contact Phone:
(212) 343-1333
Contact e-mail:
[email protected]

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