Senior Editor

HistoryNet, Tysons, Virginia

Date PostedJanuary 31, 2018
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time

HistoryNet—the world’s largest publisher of history magazines—is seeking a Senior Editor to join our seasoned team of professionals. We are looking for someone with proven editorial skills, a passion for language, and an eye for detail. We seek someone who knows how to engage the reader, whether in print or online. This is a full-time, non-virtual position at our offices in Northern Virginia, within walking distance of the Metro.


  • Work with Editor to develop story ideas, cultivate writers, and turn good articles into great ones
  • Write captions and additional text as needed
  • Assist in copyediting magazine
  • Oversee front-of-the-book and back-of-the-book departments
  • Assist Art Director in production of digital version of magazine
  • Collect materials to develop information graphics and maps
  • Produce and manage social media presence on, Twitter, and Facebook


  • 5-6 years of consumer print/digital publication editorial experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of Word, InDesign, and WordPress or other content management systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to track multiple projects
  • Knowledge of history not required, but highly desirable; curiosity, initiative and enthusiasm for new topics and challenges a must
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