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Editor of Modern Poetry in Translation

After 8 years in post the current Editors have indicated their intention to retire at the end of 2012.
This is an exciting opportunity to become the Editor and the public representative of an internationally important poetry magazine, founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort and currently edited by David and Helen Constantine. MPT, one of very few journals specializing in the translation of poetry, has recently been awarded National Portfolio status by Arts Council England.
Proven ability in the translation of poetry and a good knowledge of poetry are essential. You need to have an informed appreciation of MPT’s work, and plenty of ideas for its development. Other essential qualifications are an excellent command of the English language, self-motivation, and the ability to deal with a great variety of people and to make and maintain good contacts in the arts world. You need strong ideas for the future of MPT, and a clear sense of how they may be carried through.
You will also need to have relevant experience in publishing, editing, proofing and copy-editing. You will work in collaboration with the Managing Editor, who is responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative matters. Editor and Managing Editor work together to ensure the bi-annual publication of MPT and of occasional pamphlets, and to hold ‘live literature’ events for their promotion. Both are answerable to the Board of Trustees, which meets quarterly.
The Editor will be self-employed and paid £13,500 per annum. The post is part-time, and could be job-shared, so joint applications for it are also acceptable.
Closing date: 25th March 2012. Interviews: Tuesday 24th April 2012, London.
Visit for more information on the job, and to download the application form.  Please email the application form to by midnight on 25th March 2012. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted by 16th April 2012. Please assume you have not been successful if you do not hear from us by that date.

Modern Poetry in Translation
The Queen's College


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