Senior Editor

Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date Posted February 03, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Grade 56


Over the past year, Nieman Reports has been covering the urgent challenges and opportunities the coronavirus pandemic, the movement for racial justice, and the volatile media environment present to newsrooms. We are now looking for our next senior editor to help take our coverage of thought leadership in journalism further.

Published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, Nieman Reports is a website and quarterly print magazine that produces deeply reported feature stories as well as opinion columns offering insight into and analysis of the crucial issues facing journalism today. 

Reporting to Nieman’s Deputy Curator, who is also the Editor of Nieman Reports, the Senior Editor is responsible for developing, commissioning, and editing ambitious feature stories, editorial packages, and opinion columns. The Senior Editor also manages the production process for Nieman Reports’ print edition, from preparing production schedules to coordinating the efforts of the editorial, design, and printing/distribution teams. The Senior Editor collaborates with the editorial staff of Nieman’s other publications, Nieman Storyboard and Nieman Journalism Lab, and other Foundation colleagues to amplify the work of all three titles. We are especially interested in applicants who will bring diverse perspectives to our stories. 

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Job-Specific Responsibilities

Additional Information

During the current period of COVID-19-related restrictions, this job may start as a remote position, with a transition to onsite work in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 news and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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