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Senior Editor | Editorial Internship



Senior Editor

The Paris Review is seeking a senior editor to work with the magazine’s editor and managing editor on prose for the quarterly print magazine and to help with editorial projects across the Review’s platforms. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the sensibility of the preeminent literary journal in the U.S. by discovering, developing, and editing new writing by the most exciting authors of the day.

To apply, please send your résumé and a cover letter describing your reading habits, literary tastes, and why you are suited to the role to opportunities@theparisreview.org. Please use the subject line “Senior Editor.” The deadline is August 18.

The senior editor will:

—report directly to the editor, working alongside her in reading, selecting, and editing prose for the print magazine.
—be responsible for ensuring that all submissions are given the time and thought they deserve, and that writers and agents are responded to in a timely manner.
—solicit work from promising writers, and gather a diverse mix of exceptionally good prose for the magazine.
—coordinate the reading lists of the editorial team and manage the freelance readers, as well as leading some editorial discussions.
—provide editorial support (e.g. top editing) to the web editors, and help the editor with other editorial projects including the podcast, events, books, social media, and newsletters. 

The ideal candidate will:

—be a discerning, sensitive, and imaginative reader and editor of fiction and nonfiction, with experience communicating with writers on developmental and line edits.
—have an ear to the ground for emerging and lesser-known voices.
—be attuned to the sensibility and literary history of the magazine, and ready to come up with and research new ideas—for Writers at Work interviews, online pieces, and new initiatives.
—be a generous manager and top editor who enjoys cultivating new editorial talent.
—be proud to be a part of the Review’s small, dedicated team, and ready to multitask—whether drafting a newsletter or representing the magazine at a book fair.

Skills and Qualifications

At least six years of editing for print and/or online magazines or books, or other relevant experience, such as agenting, scouting, or education. We welcome candidates with nontraditional career trajectories.


The expected salary range for this position is $70,000–$100,000, based on skills, training, and experience.

This is a full-time position based in our New York City office. (Mondays and Fridays are remote during the summer months; Fridays are remote year-round.) Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance and paid time off.

The Paris Review is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics.



Editorial Internship

The Paris Review offers editorial internships twice a year (two interns per term). The six-month duration of the internship provides interns an in-depth introduction both to the publication of a literary magazine and to the wider publishing world.

Each internship term covers two full issues of the quarterly magazine. Interns assist with every step of the magazine’s production, particularly with fact-checking, as well as reading and evaluating submissions and researching potential interviews. In addition, they participate broadly across The Paris Review’s administrative, development, and digital departments.  

The Paris Review welcomes applicants with an interest in the magazine’s dual mission: to pursue the best and most exciting voices of the day and to support ambitious, inquisitive readers all over the world. In particular, we seek applicants eager to participate as the magazine moves forward with new voices and new technologies, while also celebrating the lessons of some of literature’s greatest masters.

Previous Paris Review interns have gone on to find work at a wide range of publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them Picador, HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, and the New York Times. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers, or to pursue graduate work.

The internship is full-time (35 hours/week) for six months and is compensated at $20/hour, with the option to enroll in health insurance. Applicants should be able to work from our New York City office, depending on health and safety restrictions in New York. (If you are not currently located in New York, please make your willingness to relocate clear in your personal statement.) All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. 

The application schedule is as follows:





February 12 – August 9

August 12 – February 7

Applications Accepted:

October 15 – November 15

May 1 – June 1

Decision by:

January 6

July 5

To Apply

Download the application document here. Please send your completed application and a résumé to opportunities@theparisreview.org. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to respond to every applicant, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within three weeks of submitting your application.