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Words Without Borders Poetry Editor

Words Without Borders seeks a poetry editor to expand access to the world’s poetry in English translation while raising WWB’s visibility as a leading publisher of international poetry.

The poetry editor will commission and edit new poems in translation for its digital magazine of international literature. This new position will report to WWB’s editorial director, collaborate with the editorial and communications teams, and liaise with contributing poets and translators. A successful candidate will have demonstrated poetry expertise, a passion for international literature, and strong organizational and communication skills. 

This is a freelance, 10-hour-per-week, remote position requiring permission to work in the US and availability during the east coast workday. Salary is $25 per hour. Start date is September 1, 2023.

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About the Organization

Founded in 2003, Words Without Borders cultivates global awareness by offering unparalleled access to international writing in English translation. Reaching readers around the world, our website provides a vital platform for today’s international writers and literary translators. Our programs include our Whiting Literary Magazine Prize–winning digital magazine for international literature, an online education program that helps teachers bring world literature into the classroom, and public literary events held virtually and in New York City.