Currently Seeking Assistant Editor
Insert Blanc Press is currently seeking an assistant editor. Please post and share this widely and be in touch insertpress at gmail dot com
Insert Blanc Press offers you a glimpse into the secret insides of small press art and literary publishing from various different perspectives. As an assistant editor at Insert Blanc you will be at the center of the day-to-day workings of a small press, assisting with editorial decisions, book design and production, copy-editing and proof-reading. You will gain the experience of ushering work from initial idea to fully realized, beautifully produced and finalized project. You will also have the opportunity to assist in event planning for readings and special events. You will gain a holistic perspective of the arts and literary landscape in Los Angeles as well as nationally and further abroad while working on publicity & marketing to promote Insert Blanc Press' various books, art series and other media projects. You will assist in developing print projects through press releases, tracking and logging reviews and you will work with and help to develop the press' media assets to create social media content, web updates and newsletters while building out various networking platforms. You will gain a broad understanding of the publishing world while submitting books and publications for awards and working to increase book sales through developing partnerships with art and literary bookstores worldwide and locally while reaching out to larger institutions to encourage them to support the press and become subscribing members.
Please be in touch thru insertpress at gmail dot com and in a few short paragraphs explain why you want to be an assistant editor for Insert Blanc Press. Interest in contemporary art and literature is a must and so are excellent writing and communication skills. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator andor Photoshop and some familiarity with audio/video editing is a big plus. Those with adept abilities in the social media sphere are also sought after.
This position does not require the ability to meet face-to-face, tho it would be nice periodically to do so. Working remotely works for Insert Blanc.
For slightly more detail, here are the three main areas we're looking for assistance with at Insert Blanc Press:
1. Social Media, Marketing and Sales
2. Book reviews, for literary and art books, developing contacts and reviewers.
3. Developing the New Amusements section of Insert Blanc into an online journal.
4. Day to day editing duties - including working thru submissions - substantive editing on accepted manuscripts - and the ever needed editing of projects as they step thru all the steps in the process