Editor, Granta Magazine
Since its inception as a literary quarterly in 1979, Granta has defined the contours of the literary landscape with its lists of the best young writers of each generation, spotlights on literature from around the world, and themed issues interrogating particular genres or topics.
The current Editor is stepping down later this year, and we are now starting the search for her successor.
The Editor of the magazine is responsible for the print issues of Granta and has oversight of website content and development. They lead the rest of the editorial team and select themes, commission, acquire and edit pieces, and write the magazine introductions.
The Editor also champions the magazine at live and virtual events, and leads with a vision to deepen Granta’s impact on the literary landscape.
The successful candidate will be an exceptional and experienced editor and a confident writer. They need expert knowledge of contemporary literature and should have an interest in poetry and photography. They will have existing relationships with writers and agents in the UK and US.
The Editor is also involved in the following areas:
- Production and distribution;
- New partnerships and opportunities to develop the magazine and expand its readership;
- Granta’s digital and audio presence
Granta is committed to employing a diverse workforce, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and with different kinds of life experiences. We encourage those who are under-represented within the industry to consider applying for roles at our company.
Our offices are in Holland Park, London.
Salary: Competitive, based on experience.
To apply, please send a CV and letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application should inform us of your literary taste, with reference to contemporary writers (any genre) who you admire or find interesting, and a maximum of two short pieces of writing or excerpts you are particularly proud of.
The closing date for applications is January 30th 2023.