Volunteer Position Open: Associate Editor

Clinch Literary Magazine is volunteer-run and reader-supported, and we are currently looking to add a new member to our team!

We are looking for one person to take on an Associate Editor role. This roll will include reading, selecting, and editing submissions (primarily poetry), supporting social media efforts, engaging with our online audience and helping grow and promote the Clinch brand. Having a passion/fondness for martial arts would be preferred, but isn’t a requirement for this position.


  • First and foremost, because this is a (remote) volunteer position, our main goal is for whoever assumes this role to enjoy the work they’re doing for us. There are no set hours for this position, and we would be happy with whatever time and energy someone is willing to provide.
  • With that being said, we would hope that whoever applies and assumes this role will take the job seriously, and has a genuine drive to help our literary magazine grow.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Prior experience with as a reader or editor of a literary magazine is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with running a social media page and/or creating compelling and aesthetically pleasing graphic content would be a huge plus, but also isn’t required.
  • Good communication skills are a must, for you will be working directly with the Founding Editor on various aspects of the role on a timely and continual basis.


  • This is an ongoing volunteer position
  • You will be listed on our ‘Meet The Team’ page and featured in our social media bios if you so desire

How to Apply:

Send an email to editor@clinchlit.com that mentions ‘Volunteer Role’ in the subject line with the following info:

  • Brief letter of interest explaining your desire to volunteer with Clinch in this capacity and why you think you’d be a good fit with us
  • Please include whether you have any prior experience working with a literary magazine or running a social media page. You can include a resume if you’d like, but it isn’t required
  • An estimate of how many hours per week you’d be willing to give to this position
  • Any ideas you have for compelling content Clinch could use to attract a larger audience—no judgment here, let your imagination run wild!

Thank you for your interest in Clinch Literary Magazine! We will respond to everyone who expresses interest within a week of them submitting the application, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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