Job Openings


Reader Program

Editorial Internship


Reader Program

The Paris Review is thrilled to open a call for applications to our paid prose reader program.

In 2024, we will begin accepting unsolicited submissions of prose via Submittable and physical mail three times a year, in February, June, and October. We are currently seeking readers to join us for our February reading cycle on Submittable, which will run from approximately February 12 to May 13, with the possibility of staying on for additional cycles. The Paris Review’s readers are expected to read and evaluate at least twenty submissions a week, and are paid $875 at the end of each reading cycle. This is a remote position, and we will consider candidates in any location. Candidates who live in New York City will also be considered for the opportunity to read hard-copy submissions that are mailed to our Chelsea office.

Interested candidates should provide a résumé; a cover letter that speaks to their reading habits, time management skills, and editorial experience; and three brief responses (of no more than 200 words each) to the three prose pieces available here, assessing each story’s strengths and weaknesses. Please send your application materials to opportunities@theparisreview.org with the subject line “[Your Last Name] February 2024 Prose Reader Application.” The application period is now open and will close on December 15, 2023, at 11:59 P.M. EST. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in January 2024.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are able to reply only if we are interested in discussing your application further.


Editorial Internship

The Paris Review offers editorial internships twice a year (two interns per term). The six-month duration of the internship provides interns an in-depth introduction both to the publication of a literary magazine and to the wider publishing world.

Each internship term covers two full issues of the quarterly magazine. Interns assist with every step of the magazine’s production, particularly with fact-checking, as well as reading and evaluating submissions and researching potential interviews. In addition, they participate broadly across The Paris Review’s administrative, development, and digital departments.  

The Paris Review welcomes applicants with an interest in the magazine’s dual mission: to pursue the best and most exciting voices of the day and to support ambitious, inquisitive readers all over the world. In particular, we seek applicants eager to participate as the magazine moves forward with new voices and new technologies, while also celebrating the lessons of some of literature’s greatest masters.

Previous Paris Review interns have gone on to find work at a wide range of publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them Picador, HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, and the New York Times. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers, or to pursue graduate work.

The internship is full-time (35 hours/week) for six months and is compensated at $20/hour, with the option to enroll in health insurance. Applicants should be able to work from our New York City office, depending on health and safety restrictions in New York. (If you are not currently located in New York, please make your willingness to relocate clear in your personal statement.) All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. 

The application schedule is as follows:





February 12 – August 2

August 5 – February 9

Applications Accepted:

October 15 – November 15

May 1 – June 1

Decision by:

January 6

July 3

To Apply

Download the application document here. Please send your completed application and a résumé to opportunities@theparisreview.org. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to respond to every applicant, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within three weeks of submitting your application.