Could You Be Our Assistant Poetry Editor?


The Rumpus is looking for an Assistant Poetry Editor! Gain hands-on knowledge of the editing and publishing processes by working closely with a long-time Rumpus editor, and help to grow our Poetry section.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Read Submittable submissions and determine appropriateness for site
  2. Read unsolicited email submissions and determine appropriateness for site
  3. Copyedit final drafts and set them up in WordPress
  4. Solicit poetry pieces, reviews, and poems as requested by the Poetry Editor
  5. Assist Poetry Editor with additional tasks as needed


We’re seeking applicants with a love of poetry alongside some prior experience, especially working with WordPress and Submittable, and a familiarity with our content and tone. The right person will be able to commit approximately 5-10 hours a week. Please note that all Rumpus editors work on a volunteer basis.

If you are interested, please email poetry AT the with a resume and couple of sentences about why you’d like to work with The Rumpus. Make sure to also tell us a bit about yourself, your availability, and your relationship with poetry. We’d love to hear from you!