Listings Editor for Salon Series

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
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About Pen Parentis

Pen Parentis is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that provides critical resources to writers to help them stay on creative track after they start a family. Founded by author (and parent) M. M. De Voe, the organization runs a bicoastal literary salon that seeks to change the stereotype of parent-writer by presenting works of a diversity of exemplary writers who happen to also be parents.

By focusing on writers, we hope to help create a world in which the arts community at large supports and embraces parenthood as a normal choice in any working artist’s life.

Position Description

Reporting to the Salons Curator, the Listings Editor is responsible for keeping events calendar listings current.

  • Research, develop and maintain a list of appropriate NYC and national events calendars
  • Using provided press releases, update the Salons listings on a monthly basis
  • Discover and apply public-domain photos or provided author photos to enhance listings


We are seeking highly motivated volunteers who can commit 3-4 Hours per month through May 2016 and will tackle all projects with enthusiasm. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High comfort level with online work, using the internet
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in books, literary and/or arts programs


Aside from networking with other Volunteers and multi-disciplinary professionals in the literary industry, Pen Parentis offers volunteers the opportunity to gain experience in the following areas:

  • Professional Development
  • Community Impact
  • Invitation to attend all Pen Parentis events,
  • Opportunity to meet authors and other literary industry notables.


  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Administrative Support
  • Arts Administration

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • 3-4 hours each month for nine months

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