Jobs and Internships


Considered one of the nation’s leading independent, nonprofit literary publishers, Graywolf Press publishes books that foster new thinking about what it means to live in the world today. From its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Graywolf publishes an annual list of thirty to thirty-five new titles and organizes around two hundred local and national events featuring its authors each year.


Currently Hiring: Development and Events Assistant

Applications Now Open for Development and Events Assistant

Graywolf Press is currently accepting applications for this position via Submittable through an initial deadline of Friday April 26, 2024.

The Development and Events Assistant is a nonexempt, full-time (forty hours/week) position and requires physical presence in Graywolf’s Minneapolis office Monday–Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Friday. 

This position supports Graywolf’s fundraising and engagement efforts by managing donor data and communications and playing a key role with events organized by the development team. This position is responsible for donation processing, fundraising communications, and event logistics, and furthers the overall work of the department on a variety of additional tasks as a vital member of the larger Graywolf team.

This position is designed for someone who is interested in a career in development and/or fundraising.

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Job Responsibilities

This position supports Graywolf in the areas of Individual Fundraising and Engagement, Fundraising Events, Galley Club Coordination, and more.

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Experience, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


  • At least one year of experience working in a development or fundraising capacity for a nonprofit organization, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience organizing virtual and/or live events.
  • Residence in the Twin Cities area or the ability to relocate here.
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to details, the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and the ability to accomplish tasks with a high degree of autonomy.
  • High level of comfort with Mac OS and Microsoft Office suite and other basic office technology.
  • Previous experience working with contact databases and data entry.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with our small staff, board of directors, and as part of a team.
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Physical Demands

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

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To Apply

To apply, please upload the materials requested below via Submittable. Applications will be accepted up to the initial deadline of 11:59 PM PST on Friday, April 26, 2024, with further applications possibly accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Any questions about the position can be directed to oneil@graywolfpress.org. No phone calls please. All applicants will be notified via Submittable as soon as the position is filled.

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Citizen Literary Fellowship

Application period for 2023-2024 Citizen Literary Fellowship is now closed** 

The Citizen Literary Fellowship is grounded in our belief that while diversity in the books and authors we publish is vital, it is equally important that the people publishing these books reflect that diversity. The fellowship is intended to attract candidates who otherwise would face barriers to beginning a career in publishing, and to therefore increase the diversity and inclusivity of the industry. 

Throughout the year, the fellow will receive active coaching and encouragement from the whole Graywolf team. Our hope is that this fellowship will serve as a doorway to a successful career in publishing or a related literary field. 

It is a part-time (24 hours per week), non-exempt, ten-month position extending from September 2023 through June 2024. 

Opportunity Summary

The Citizen Literary Fellowship is a paid, comprehensive ten-month fellowship designed to support a person who is interested in learning more about the publishing industry through an introductory, hands-on experience. Through substantial project-based work in the editorial and marketing/publicity departments, the fellow will gain a broad base in publishing and be prepared to launch or further a career in the field. There are no requirements regarding the educational background of the candidate, but this position is not intended for those attending school full time. 

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Key Responsibilities

The fellow will work closely with senior staff in both the editorial and the marketing/publicity departments as they follow new and forthcoming books through every stage of the publication cycle. In addition to attending virtual events and participating in remote meetings as a member of the staff, the fellow will also have an active role in Graywolf’s outreach efforts. When appropriate, we will tailor activities to align with a fellow’s particular interests and skills. 

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Preferred Attributes and Experience

We are looking for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic candidate with the following attributes:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Currently the Graywolf Press Internship Program is on hold. Updates will be added to this page, thank you for your interest.