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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Poets & Writers Hiring Literary Outreach Coordinator in Detroit @poetswritersinc
We're looking for a Literary Outreach Coordinator to work with us in Detroit. This is part of an initiative to expand our core programs to better serve writers coast to coast, especially writers of color and other historically marginalized groups. Thanks to a grant from the Hearst Foundations, we will pilot the project in Detroit, Houston, and New Orleans. (Read our press release here.)
Literary Outreach Coordinators will be equal parts community organizers and local correspondents, responsible for increasing awareness of Poets & Writers' tools and resources for writers with a special focus on the availability of grants through our Readings & Workshops Program. With extensive support from Poets & Writers, Outreach Coordinators will have a unique opportunity to strengthen the literary community and help writers in their city.
The ideal candidate is a writer engaged with their city's literary community, eager to talk with and learn about writers from various backgrounds, working in various genres, throughout the city. They should be passionate about helping other writers, a good organizer with an entrepreneurial spirit, and familiar with Poets & Writers.
Outreach Coordinators should anticipate committing an average of seven to ten hours per week, and will be paid a stipend of $500 per month. Work will begin in February 2019 and end in December 2020. There will be an in-person training in New York City in late February or early March; travel expenses will be covered.
We greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about this opportunity. Please forward this message to writers and organizations in your network and post the job description as appropriate. Let me know if you have any questions.