Managing Editor

Prism/Daily Kos Education Fund, Oakland, California

Date Posted July 08, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Investigative
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $95,000-$115,000


Managing Editor

Prism, the 501c3 nonprofit affiliate to Daily Kos seeks to identify, support and promote the voices of underreported and underrepresented leaders and writers and center their personal stories along with the multiple issues that face them and their communities in progressive media.  The nonprofit seeks to educate our growing community and to create reporting in a fresh way using multiple channels, including podcasts, video and personal storytelling. Our purpose is to bring more diverse stories our community, educate people about critical social justice issues, and share perspectives of those most affected by injustice.  Ideal candidates will have a sophisticated understanding of the online political landscape; a sharp eye for opportunities to add value through a reflective democracy lens to major national stories; a thoughtful approach to leading a team; and an appetite to take on new challenges in a fast-paced, competitive industry.

Prism is seeking a Founding Managing Editor, whose responsibilities will be to direct all journalism-related operations as well as working with the Prism team to elevate and amplify new voices and stories. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

We have offices in Oakland, California and Washington, DC, but are a remote team and are looking for a highly driven nonprofit executive with experience in startups who will be able to manage the critical pieces of building this nonprofit organization and its team.

General Responsibilities:

Content Management

Fellowship Management

Impact and Evaluation

Multimedia Development



Prism/Daily Kos Education Fund offers a competitive salary commensurate with experiences and a comprehensive, progressive benefit program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performing and dedicated workforce.  Starting salary will be between $95,000-$115,000. 


Send an email to: with your resume and cover letter with the subject line: Managing Editor. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Three references will be requested as application process progresses.


Prism/Daily Kos Education Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We believe that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law.  Daily Kos Education Fund’s policies and practices are to reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.

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