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Publishing Manager

The Poetry Society, one of the leading literature organisations in the UK, is seeking a dynamic Publishing Manager to run its publishing programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for new writing and exceptional practical skills, to play a key role developing and managing the publishing and digital strategy of the organisation. You’ll enjoy a creative hands-on role with plenty of variety, working closely with writers and an energetic team.

You’ll be responsible for the management and production of The Poetry Society’s acclaimed print publications and online publishing including: quarterly production of The Poetry Review, one of the most influential and widely-read poetry magazines in the world, the lively quarterly newspaper Poetry News, and a range of publications featuring commissions and new work from Poetry Society projects. Enthusiastic about digital innovation, you’ll oversee the continuing development of The Poetry Society’s popular websites and online content distribution.

The Poetry Society occupies an energising space at the heart of contemporary poetry, with its publications showcasing new poems, essays, ideas and interviews from a wide variety of writers, from major international names to the latest emerging talents.

Well organised, with a keen eye for detail and a flair for design, you’ll enjoy project-managing content through to publication, with skills in production, editing, writing, commissioning and management. You’ll play an active role within the development of the organisation, ensuring our publishing programmes are thriving, and continue to reflect The Poetry Society’s commitment to innovation, diversity, and quality, while engaging a growing audience.

About The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is the UK’s leading organisation for poetry. With innovative education, commissioning and publishing programmes, and a packed calendar of performances, competitions, and digital projects, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages. The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote a 'more general recognition and appreciation of poetry', and has grown into a dynamic arts organisation, representing poets and poetry both nationally and internationally. The Poetry Society has a thriving worldwide membership and runs major talent development schemes such as the National Poetry Competition and Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Its influential quarterly magazine The Poetry Review, is one of the most widely-read publications for new poetry in the world. 

The Poetry Society is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity.

The deadline for this vacancy is 5pm, Monday 7th February 2022

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Publishing Manager

The Poetry Society, London
Full-time, Permanent
Charity, Publisher
Administration, Publishing, Management, Marketing, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Social Media, Online, Editorial
Publishing Manager
Salary description: 
£37,000- £40,000 depending on experience

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