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Editor of 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 literatures from around the world, and themed issues interrogating particular genres or topics.
The Editor of the magazine is responsible for the print issues of Granta, and has oversight over website content and development. Together with the rest of the editorial team they select themes, commission, acquire and edit pieces, and write the introductions.
The Editor champions the magazine at events, launches and in interviews, and leads with a vision for deepening 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 will also be involved in a number of collaborative areas, including the following:
- Production and distribution;
- New partnerships and opportunities to develop the magazine and expand its readership;
- Granta’s digital and audio presence
Granta is owned by a charitable foundation, the Granta Trust, which is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Editor has a reserved seat at the Board.
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 underrepresented within the industry to consider applying for a role at our company.
Granta is currently trialling blended working, and the Editor has the option to work up to two days a week from home. Our offices are based in Holland Park, London.
Salary: Competitive, based on experience.
To apply, please send a CV and letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The letter should inform us about your literary taste, with reference to contemporary writers (any genre) you admire or find interesting.
The closing date for applications is 30 January 2023.