Senior Writer

The Week
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 14

Position description

The Week is looking for a smart, nimble writer with strong news experience for our national news and opinion magazine. The ideal candidate will be able to write quickly and engagingly about anything and everything and will have at least three years’ experience covering news.  

Based on an aggregation format, The Week curates and distills news, opinion, and ideas from the U.S. and international media in our own voice and style to provide readers with “all they need to know about everything that matters.’’ The magazine’s coverage is broad, encompassing domestic and international news, politics, and cultural commentary. Our writer/editors survey a wide range of sources to help determine the topics we write about each week and turn news stories and commentaries into sharp, succinct, lively essays and news pieces packed with new information and opinion for our busy readers. We are never, ever boring. We are also nonpartisan, and the emphasis is on making sense of the news by blending and contrasting the opinions of a variety of columnists from the left, right, and center. 

Our writing requires compression, clarity, wit, and brevity, and is very challenging but highly satisfying to do well.   Founded in the U.S. in 2001, The Week is a profitable, stable, and beloved magazine, with a paid subscriber base of more than 400,000 loyal readers.   

The ideal applicant is a confident, self-starting news junkie who can study and adapt to The Week’s unique voice and style, and write accurate, engaging, concise copy. 

The salary for this role is $70,000. It comes with full medical, dental, and vision benefits, and at least four weeks paid vacation. We work on a hybrid schedule of 2-3 days in our office in NYC, with the remaining days remote.  

Application instructions

The Talent Fairy is handling this search. For consideration, please include a cover letter about why you think you would fit in at the Week along with your resume, Linked In profile, and links to relevant writing samples to Chandra Turner at [email protected].


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