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If you have some free time, have enjoyed our stories these past twenty years and want to help us give a platform to the next generation of writers there are many ways you yourself can get involved, starting with applying for a volunteer role or a paid role with us. We’re especially looking for a fiction editor, copy editors, graphic designers, visual editor, and even a data specialist (details below) to join our Award-winning team of editors.
Litro operates its online platforms through a system of structured volunteering—requiring six to eight hours of commitment each week. It’s easy to make a real difference to an emerging writers career while getting to know like-minded team members hailing from five continents.
If you are considering a career in literature, Litro also provides the perfect training ground. Former Asymptote staff have gone on to take up senior positions at Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, BBC, and many more organisations globally.
We hope you’ll consider supporting our efforts to shine a light on emerging writers and be at the frontlines of diversifying literature. All open volunteer positions are listed below. Permanent staff members looking to be involved for at least a year (for the editorial roles especially) are preferred.
Editorial / Art
If you have at least one year of editorial and solicitation experience under your belt and a passion for creative nonfiction in the context of literature, we are looking for a new Section Editor to take over the curation of literary fiction in our online platform starting from the Summer 2022. The successful applicant will not only have a bold vision of the possibilities of this genre, but will also work with our multicontinental team to assemble lineups as diverse as they are rigorous. Please include samples of your own writing with your application.
Are you passionate about the intersection between the visual arts and language? Do you have connections with the art world that you are hoping to deepen? If so, we are seeking a new Section Editor to maintain the high standard of our visual section, which has in the past featured artists like Maaike Schoorel and Laura Lima, Alice Neel, and Sir David Adjaye. To Miguel Calderon.
HR and Operations
Media Advertising Sales Executive
Permanent + Part Time roles.
Location: Remote, New York + London
The Litro team is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual for a Media Sales position to work across our print publication and online platforms….. Read more
Executive Assistant to the Editorial Manager
Essential to keeping Asymptote afloat, the Executive Assistant we’re looking for will help with organizing submissions, uploading content to our website, therefore assisting directly in our issue production. We seek someone with a sharp eye, meticulous, and good at communications.
Assistant Managing Editor
Do you have experience motivating and supervising a virtual team? If so, and if you would like to apply your organizational and management skills toward the development of Litro to find and publish the next generation of writers, we would like to speak with you.
Design and Multimedia
Crucial to maintaining our aesthetically particular brand image, good Graphic Designers are always in high demand at Litro! Team members in this role cover the graphic design needs of our many platforms (ranging from print to online, to even ebook design). Please submit a portfolio along with your application.
We are looking for a Business Developer to work with our Business Development and Sustainability team to brainstorm, pitch, and implement initiatives focused on bringing in revenue for Litro and ensuring the platforms financial survival. This could involve revamping current Litro initiatives, or building out new initiatives from scratch. The ideal candidate is someone who is creative, strategic, and data-driven, with a strong commercial sense and fresh ideas for revenue generation. Interpersonal and communication skills, as well as an understanding of shifting organization structures are a must. Flexibility and ability to work within a team are extremely important. Project management skills are a big plus, as well as having a strong sense of ownership over initiatives and projects.
All Litro staff work from home and communicate via email and Zoom or Google Hangout; upon admission into the team.
To apply for any of these roles, please send a cover letter (as a Word doc or in the body of the email please!) explaining why you’d like to join our team and a copy of your CV to email@example.com with “APPLICATION:” and the position(s) you’re applying for in the subject line. If volunteering please take note that most positions will start out with a 3-month orientation (requiring a commitment of 8-10 hours a week) during which you will get to know the platform and your fellow team members. After this orientation period, we will evaluate your performance and determine your future role with Litro. ( Hours will come down to 6 to 8 hours a week, depending on which permanent role you’ve taken with us—some project-based positions may not even require a weekly commitment.)
And if you’re not able to volunteer your time, there are other ways to support our mission: Consider, for example, joining us as a digital member from as little as GBP6.99 a month!