Nonfiction Editor

The Nonfiction Editor is responsible for the quality of all content published in the Nonfiction
section of the journal. The editor will have, by and large, extensive creative control over their
section, and will work with the rest of the board to further the mission and overall standing of in
medias res.

• Read all non-fiction submissions received by in medias res and approve select pieces
for publication.
• Communicate to rejected contributors their rejection in a constructive way per in medias
• Communicate with approved contributors until their pieces are ready for publication.
• Edit submissions independently for grammar and in conjunction with the author for larger
• Attend board meetings and support all collective efforts to publicize and improve in
medias res
• Continually seek to improve your knowledge of non-fiction forms and literary journals to
uphold the quality of your section.

Key Characteristics
• Thorough knowledge of and appreciation for non-fiction in all its forms and desire to
pursue further learning
• Knowledge of other literary journals and their conventions, or desire to pursue further
• Collaborative attitude and teamwork skills
• Self-reliance and dependability
• Good communication skills and ability to provide constructive feedback
• Focus on detail and a strong grasp of proper grammar
• Strong editorial instincts
• Ambition to improve the journal