The SRB is Looking for New Editors

The Southern Review of Books is growing! To keep up with our eager readership, we’re looking to add 3 Daily Editors, a Communications Director, and an Art Director to our all-volunteer team. As with all positions at the SRB, these will be volunteer positions that will require about 4-5 hours per week, but the time commitment is negotiable. 

Daily Editors: The main responsibility will be to edit one review or interview by a contributing writer per week and participate in monthly editorial meetings. This would be a great role for someone with strong editing skills and a love for books of all genres.  Ideally this person would be based in the South, but we will consider applications from folks living elsewhere.

Communications Director: The main responsibility will be to manage our social media accounts, write a monthly email newsletter, and participate in monthly editorial meetings. This would be a great role for someone with strong editing skills and a love for Twitter and books of all genres. Ideally this person would be based in the South, but we will consider applications from folks living elsewhere.

Art Director: The main responsibility will be to create feature art for our posts and participate in monthly editorial meetings. Ideally this person would be based in the South, but we will consider applications from folks living elsewhere.

If interested, please send your resume and a short statement of interest to our editor-in-chief, Chelsea Risley, with the editorial position you’re interested in as the subject line. Reach her at editors@southernreviewofbooks.com.

We’re also always open for new contributors! If you love the South and books of all genres, we’d love to hear from you! If you’re interested in reviewing books, interviewing authors, or otherwise contributing to the SRB (features, essays), email us at editors@southernreviewofbooks.com with a link to your writing (personal websites are fine; no attachments, please).

If you’re pitching a specific book for a review or interview, note that with a few exceptions, we cover new books the same month they’re published, and we avoid conflicts of interest when assigning review coverage (i.e., no personal connections between critics and authors). Also note that we are currently all volunteers; here’s a good list of paying outlets.