2023 marks the 51st year of the literary and cultural magazine AGNI, a beacon of international literary culture (PEN) and a crown jewel of the humanities at Boston University. Its name derived from the Sanskrit for fire, AGNI ignites with writing that responds to each new now; the magazine has become an essential gathering place for those who feel literatures power to nurture an authentic engagement with the world.
We’re looking for a person devoted to the art of literary editing who will take an executive seat on our diverse, collegial masthead and play a central role in shaping and managing the journals next decade. AGNI was founded in 1972 by Askold Melnyczuk, then an undergraduate at Antioch College with a vision of a countercultural space that would raise up imagination in response to a difficult present. Almost a hundred issues later, the editors have seen seven AGNI contributors go on to win the Nobel Prize. Publishing fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, interviews, blog posts, hybrid pieces, and visual art, the print magazine extended via AGNI Online since 2002 constitutes one of the most celebrated and vibrant nodes in contemporary literature.
This position reports to the Editor of AGNI, a journal proudly housed at Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and has a broad scope of responsibilities both editorial and administrative. These include, but are not limited to, overseeing the production and distribution of AGNI and AGNI Online, coordinating and helping guide the various editorial teams, and managing the organizations day-to-day work, all in collaboration and partnership with the Editor.
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