Creative Writing at The New School

Calling all writers! There's something for everyone on this list. Check out these new writing opportunities:

Deadline to Apply: ASAP
The Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW)—an alternative arts space dedicated to literature at the intersection of race, migration and social justice—is hiring a Muslim Communities Program Coordinator who will lead and support programs engaging with Muslim, Arab, and South Asian (MASA) communities in New York City, as well as nationally. The Muslim Communities Program Coordinator will (1) provide support to AAWW staff to execute Profile This!, the workshop’s preexisting Muslim communities initiatives, and (2) help envision, organize, and launch new programs responding to the new political climate. The position is three days a week with health benefits, with the potential for full-time. This position is great for a highly ambitious, organized individual who’s good at spotting opportunities and potential growth, and who would love to build experience in a cool, collegial, socially progressive arts center. Full details here:

Deadline to Apply: ASAP
The New Museum seeks a part-time (2-3 days a week) Editorial Fellow to join its IdeasCity team from February to April 2017. IdeasCity explores the future of cities with culture as a driving force. A collaborative, civic, and creative enterprise, it builds on the New Museum’s mission of “New Art, New Ideas” by expanding the Museum beyond its walls into the civic realm. The Editorial Fellow will provide support for its upcoming publications, including editorial research, archival work, and social media communication. The ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented, professional, and comfortable writing about contemporary art and architecture.


Provide editorial, archival, and research support to all aspects of IdeasCity, including its upcoming publications and social media platforms

Work closely with IdeasCity team to maintain production timeline

Issue and maintain permissions for images and text

Draft and issue invitations and agreements for all publication contributors as required


Excellent writing skills; Strong organizational and communication skills are paramount, as is an acute attention to detail and a hands-on proactive mentality; An interest or background in art, architecture, community engagement, and cities; Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Suite


The Editorial Fellow position will start immediately upon hiring and will be offered a stipend.


Email your résumé and a writing sample to with “Editorial Fellow” in the subject line. Learn more about IdeasCity by visiting:

Deadline to Apply: February 24, 2017 @ 5PM
92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center is currently accepting applications for a teaching artist position from fiction writers with experience at the high-school level.

For more than seventy-five years, the Poetry Center’s Writing Program has brought emerging writers together to transform their storytelling and hone their craft. Now in its second year, the Young Writers’ Workshop will put high-school students, 10–12 grade, at the center of the creative process.  Led by experienced instructors who are also established authors, students will explore the originality of their own voices through a three-week, multi-genre intensive that combines close reading, guided exercises and creative problem-solving in a nurturing, inspiring environment.

Poetry: Mon, Jul 10 – Thurs, Jul 14
Fiction: Mon, Jul 17 – Thurs, Jul 21
Creative Non-Fiction: Mon, Jul 24 – Thurs, Jul 28

In the morning session (10 am–12 pm), a group of 10-12 students read and discuss excerpts of celebrated works of literature then participate in writing exercises connected to their reading.
Roundtable workshops take place after lunch (1–3 pm). Each week will also feature lunch and conversation with this year’s visiting authors: Morgan Parker, Siri Hustvedt and Rachel Aviv.

The teaching artist will be responsible for developing all lessons as well as giving all morning and afternoon sessions in their respective week. The teaching artists will also be asked to prepare students for a lunchtime conversation with the visiting author.

Applicants must have:
- strong content knowledge in literature, especially in fiction, as well as publication record
- passion for teaching high-school students and experience with young writers
- a degree in creative writing, literature, education or related field is preferred
- strong oral and written communications skills

Writers of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must send these materials to by February 24 at 5 pm.

1.       Cover letter detailing teaching philosophy
2.       Résumé or curriculum vitae highlighting relevant artistic and teaching experience
3.       Sample lesson plan
4.       Artistic sample: 8 – 12 of prose
5.       One professional reference, including relationship and contact information

Deadline to Apply: ASAP
The Dodo is looking for a strong, self-driven Staff Writer to join its growing team. This writer will work with The Dodo editors to produce the emotional, fun and impactful stories that make readers love animals. Our ideal candidate will have outstanding writing and reporting skills, an ability to work quickly and independently and an intuitive grasp of what makes a visually driven story succeed on social media. This person will work closely with the team out of our New York office.

*Pitch and write 2+ articles per day, from quick news hits to longer investigative pieces
*Ensure all written content is engaging and conversational, built around an emotional core
*Develop systems for digging through social media and cultivate relationships with rescue groups and other partners to catch the next big story before it happens
*Work with video editors to figure out new ways to tell Dodo stories in video form

*2+ years experience writing for a digital media company
*Excellent writing and reporting skills
*A great eye for finding stories that are shareable and packaging them for social media
*A solid understanding of The Dodo brand and mission

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Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.