Senior Editor

The Nation
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Feb 04

Position description

Founded in 1865 by abolitionists, The Nation today is a thriving progressive media outlet that publishes both a bi-weekly print magazine and a daily website covering politics, culture, and the arts. We are seeking a full-time senior editor, and strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. Although we are currently working remotely, and you should have the capability to do that, a successful candidate should also be prepared to work in our New York office five days a week when the pandemic ends. We’re looking for an experienced, inspiring, rigorous editor who knows The Nation well and has a track record of working with a variety of authors on both longform complex features and short, sharp comment pieces for print and web. We are particularly interested in candidates who are passionate and knowledgeable about US electoral or movement politics or about Black history, culture, and politics.

The Nation is a lean operation long accustomed to punching above its weight. That means that every member of our team needs to be flexible, collegial, and to work closely with other staff editors as well as the art director. You should also be able to work with writers who already contribute regularly to The Nation. However, we are always seeking to broaden and diversify the magazine’s coverage and complement The Nation’s current roster of contributors, and editors who can bring new writers to the magazine will be at a considerable advantage. Candidates should have experience editing for both online and print formats. Familiarity with WordPress and InCopy is desirable. Multimedia experience, though not required, is a plus. Base salary: $82K.

Application instructions

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