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Assistant Editor

One Story, Inc. is seeking to hire a part-time individual for the role of assistant editor. The position reports directly to the editor-in-chief, requires approximately 8-12 hours of work per week, and involves the following duties:

  • Managing and assigning submissions to our team of dedicated readers
  • Reading and evaluating 10-15 submissions per week
  • Meeting weekly with One Story’s editor-in-chief to discuss submissions
  • Attending bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Leading and scheduling bi-monthly readers’ meetings
  • Assisting with One Story public events, such as our summer writers’ conference and Brooklyn Book Festival


Our ideal candidate is creative, organized, friendly, and passionate about short stories. They should be able to manage several tasks at once, stay on schedule, and communicate effectively and efficiently with others. We’re looking for someone eager to learn and to be an enthusiastic member of our literary community.  


  • Experience in reading and evaluating fiction submissions, preferably at a literary magazine
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to manage and oversee others
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with the contemporary literary landscape

One Story Inc. is committed to inclusivity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, parental status, military service, or disability. People of color, disabled people, veterans, and LGBTQ+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a hybrid position. Candidates should be able to commit to one day of work per month in the One Story office in Brooklyn and to provide occasional assistance at One Story public events. 

This is a contract position paid at $1,000/month

To Apply: Prospective candidates should send a cover letter and CV to by 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, October 3rd. In the subject line of your email, please include your name and the position you are applying for: Assistant Editor.