Join our team! Vita Poetica is seeking colleagues for the positions of Reviews Editor and Poetry Reader. We are a small nonprofit organization with a mission to connect artists of faith and enliven spiritual conversations through the arts. Individuals with a heart for building community and a desire to engage more deeply with the arts are especially encouraged to get in touch.
Each position entails a commitment of 6-8 hours per month, with some months being busier than others. Currently, Reader positions are volunteer, and Editor positions receive a stipend of $50 each quarter as a small token of our appreciation. There is potential for increase as our organization develops. All positions require familiarity with our mission and with our quarterly online journal, which publishes work at the intersection of art, faith, and spirit.
Please note that editors are ineligible for the publication of their creative work in the journal but are welcome to contribute interviews, reviews, and contemplative practices in conjunction with the respective section editors.
The Reviews Editor is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date list of potential review titles in various genres and disciplines (books, movies, events, etc.) that would be of interest to our audience. Some familiarity with media pertaining to the arts and faith scene is preferred, but input from our editors and outside industry professionals is also encouraged. The editor will attend occasional editorial meetings (virtual). In addition to editing the 1-2 reviews published per issue, the editor will correspond with publishers and PR associates to arrange for books to be mailed to reviewers or for press coverage as relevant. Optionally, the editor may also choose to review works if desired.
The Poetry Reader will read and evaluate poetry submissions for quality and fit for the journal and will recommend works to our poetry team for possible publication. The reader will also help with responding to submissions and attend occasional editorial meetings. Opportunities for other involvement also possible depending on interest.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until filled. Those interested should submit, via Submittable, a resume and cover letter introducing themselves and sharing why the position appeals to them. The application process requires a free Submittable account. If you need any help with the process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.