Staff Openings

We are seeking to fill additional positions in our staff. Interested? Please submit an application to applypageturner@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Subject: Name – [Position Title]
  • Body:
    • Name
    • Year of graduation from Emerson
    • What do you read?
    • What do you write?
    • Are you willing to serve as a reader if you’re not selected for the staff?
    • Please share any past experience you have as a reader for a literary journal.
    • 250 word biography that highlights your skills and personality.

Please complete the questionnaire and submit your resume or CV (if you have one) as a PDF, .doc, or .docx attachment. Keep in mind that staff positions are remote and volunteer.

All members of the staff may be called upon to read submissions, especially as deadlines draw near. 

Page Turner Magazine’s submissions department strives to maintain the integrity of the submissions process. To that end, we ask that all current staff members, board members, and volunteer staff refrain from submitting content to the magazine during their period of appointment (to consist of the period leading up the publication of a given issue). All former staff members, board members, and volunteer staff are welcome to submit content after the expiry of their appointment, to be considered for subsequent issues. 

The short version? Page Turner Magazine wants to keep a level table, which means you’re free to submit content for an issue you haven’t worked on. 

  • Editor-in-Chief
    • Oversees the magazine as a whole, makes final decisions, and assists in all areas of the magazine
    • Are the GSO leader of the organization (and therefore must be a current graduate student)
    • Oversees Design and Layout Editor, Copy Editor, Website Manager, and Administrative Manager
  • Managing Editor
    • Supports the Editor-in-Chief’s management of and decision making about Page Turner Magazine as a whole
    • Oversees the Design and Layout Editor, Copy Chief, Website Design Manager, and Communications and Administrative Manager
  • Editorial Assistant
    • Works in both editorial and administrative positions; oversees writers and enforces deadlines
  • Design Assistant
    • Works directly with the Design and Layout Editor to design the cover art, social media posts, website images, and other marketing materials
  • Layout Assistant
    • Works directly with the Design and Layout Editor to create and proof the text layout for digital and/or print versions of the magazine
  • Copyeditor(s)
    • Assists the Copy Chief with copywriting, editing, and proofreading
  • Website Design Manager
    • Develops and maintains the online site for the magazine
    • Works directly with Layout Editor and Editor-in-Chief to ensure copy and design needs are met
  • Website Design Assistant
    • Works directly with the Website Design Manager to assist with tasks such as news updates and blog posts
  • Communications and Administrative Manager
    • Oversees the administrative areas of the magazine by reaching out to contacts, school officials, donors, and others 
    • Is responsible for managing finances and keeping detailed records of all financial transactions
    • Reports to the Editor-in-Chief
  • Communications and Administrative Assistant
    • Works directly with the Communications and Administrative Manager to assist with tasks such as managing schedules, taking meeting notes, drafting copy, and recording financial transactions
  • Social Media Assistant
    • Works directly with the Social Media Manager to assist with posting, engaging, and commenting on relevant posts and responding to direct messages.
    • Preferably has experience using and managing professional Twitter accounts.
  • Submissions Manager
    • Oversees the submissions by receiving, organizing, and ensuring submission guidelines are met
    • Is responsible for preparing documents for readers to ensure blind selection 
    • Reports directly to the Administrative Manager
  • Features Assistant
    • Works directly with the Features Editor to assist with tasks such as interviews, book reviews, and archives
  • Membership Recruitment Manager
    • Develops and implements innovative techniques to recruit volunteers; manages applications and facilitates volunteer relationships
  • General Reader(s)
    • Reads around 12 submissions in a two-week period; rates each submission according to the supplied rubric and discusses stories before selecting final pieces for publication
    • Follows a similar process for the three seasonal flash fiction contests by reading, rating, and discussing around 10–15 submissions
  • Board Chair
    • Organizes board meetings, runs core staff elections, conducts votes, and manages timelines
    • Work as a direct liaison with the Faculty Advisor and speaks on behalf of the magazine
    • Ensures that the mission statement is followed, and guides fair processes and moral integrity within the magazine staff and board
    • Must be a current graduate student
  • Board Co-Chair
    • Works with the Board Chair to assist in the completion of tasks such as assisting with agenda and timeline, prioritizing and delegating tasks, and reaching out to staff/board members about those tasks
    • Works with other members of the magazine to ensure that content across all platforms is accessible. 
    • Reports to the Board Chair