Position type
Faculty Position
Job Summary

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a talented, dynamic, and experienced leader for the position of Editor of The Georgia Review.  The Editor is responsible for developing and executing strategic, programmatic, and financial plans that ensure the continued success of the journal.  The Editor directs the editorial, design, and production phases of The Georgia Review, working collaboratively with staff and with authors of essays, stories, poems, and reviews to meet deadlines consistently and maintain the high standards for which The Georgia Review is known. The Editor actively represents and promotes the interests of The Georgia Review throughout the university, literary community, and region, and oversees the marketing, sales, and business operations of the journal. The Georgia Review is a unit of the University of Georgia Libraries, and the Editor reports to the University Librarian and Associate Provost.

The Georgia Review was founded at the University of Georgia in 1947. It has been published quarterly here ever since and has become one of the most highly regarded journals of arts and letters in the U.S.  The Georgia Review seeks to create a lasting environment for literature by supporting writers at every stage of their careers. Committed to the art of editorial practice, the Review collaborates with authors of essays, stories, poems, and reviews in pursuit of works of enduring appeal that engage with the evolving concerns and interests of readers from around the world. Our aim in curating content is not only to elevate literature, publishing, and the arts, but also to promote diversity and to help facilitate socially conscious partnerships in our surrounding communities. For more information about The Georgia Review, please visit thegeorgiareview.com/.

The journal offices are located in the Main Library on the university's main campus in Athens, Georgia. Perennially rated as one of the nation's top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel. Information about Athens: http://www.libs.uga.edu/athens/

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Duties and Responsibilities
40% In consultation/collaboration with the appropriate staff members, makes decisions about every aspect of the journal’s content, design, and production,  simultaneously working with staff to develop and  monitor the overall direction of the Review as it pursues works that engage with the evolving concerns and interests of readers and the literary world.
15% Oversees financial management of The Georgia Review. Approves budget development and modification, departmental expenditures, and marketing initiatives
15% Recruits, hires, and manages a staff of six full-time employees and a half-time graduate assistant.
10% Directs The Georgia Review’s fundraising program and works closely with the Libraries’ director of development to establish, implement, and track a comprehensive fundraising plan. Conducts annual meetings of the Friends of The Georgia Review.
10% Promotes diversity and helps facilitate socially conscious partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally.
5% Represents and promotes The Georgia Review at various conferences and events around the country; at UGA and in Athens, hosts quarterly journal release celebrations and other readings by authors.

Participates in general library administration by serving on the Department Heads Group and other appropriate committees.

Collaborates with colleges/schools/departments on campus to create learning experiences for students including internships (e.g., the English Department’s Creative Writing Program).



Terminal or Master's degree in Literature and/or Creative Writing

Candidates with a Master's degree must document exceptional accomplishments in literature and/or creative writing or related area and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.

  • Minimum of five years of editorial experience and demonstrated expertise with a nationally recognized literary journal
  • Minimum of five years of experience in supervision and administration
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies
  • Broad and deep knowledge of both historical and contemporary writing and publishing, including the areas of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction
  • Demonstrated success in building and/or sustaining an established high-quality literary journal
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills in a literary journal setting, to include the oversight of other staff members (including undergraduate and graduate student assistants and interns), of budgetary development, and of fundraising initiatives
  • Demonstrated success in representing a recognized literary journal in public settings; readiness to travel on behalf of the journal, as necessary
  • Demonstrated ability and accomplishment in at least one genre of writing
  • Demonstrated ability to craft a vision for the Review
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures
  • Wide ranging knowledge of, and connections with, contemporary writers; demonstrated respect from a broad range of said writers
Other information

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at:  http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/34615. Attached to their online application form should be a 1-2 page letter of application (cover letter), complete CV, and the names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. This position is open until filled, but first review of applications will be January 15, 2019.

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Salary and Benefits

Competitive annual salary – commensurate with experience.  This is a non-tenured faculty position.  UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 paid holidays.