Senior Editor, SMITHSONIAN

Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted July 26, 2019
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Commensurate with experience


Smithsonian, which has some 15 million readers in print and online, seeks an astute editor with superlative project-management skills to lead the print magazine’s history-themed front-of-the-book department, Prologue. The successful candidate will conceive of, assign and edit a dazzling range of brief pieces that illuminate the lessons of history for today's world. He or she will have a nose for fresh stories, a knack for inventive graphic illustrations and a roster of excellent writers. At least 5 years experience with sharp, tightly edited reported pieces is a must. A demonstrated passion for history is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and a link to writing samples, to

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Excellent Benefit programs including Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental/Vision Insurance, Transit/Commuter Benefits, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Family Friendly Leave, 403b Retirement Program, Discounts for Smithsonian Memberships, Museum Stores and Restaurants, Flexible Spending Account (Health & Dependent Care)

Final candidate selection will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a pre-employment background check and subsequent background investigation.  Employees are required to serve a one year probationary period and participate in Direct Deposit for salary payment. 

This is not a Federal Service position. Applicants must be US employment eligible. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Relocation expenses are not paid.

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