Research Director

The Nation, New York City, New York

Date Posted April 26, 2021
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary $70,000 to $75,000


The Nation, America’s leading progressive print and online journal, seeks a Research Director to ensure the accuracy of our articles, manage our renowned internship program and oversee fact-checking. The Research Director recruits, selects, trains and supervises interns, and may also manage freelance fact-checkers. The Research Director works with other editors on enterprise and investigative articles and is responsible for handling corrections, maintaining a fact-checking manual, and coordinating legal review. The Research Director also assists in fundraising for the internship program, organizes intern seminars, and plays an integral role in managing digital copy flow.

We strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. Applicants must be rigorous about the truth, have a keen eye for detail, be able to multitask, and have excellent communication skills. Previous fact-checking experience is a must. Experience with content management systems, basic HTML and InCopy is preferred, as is experience working with students or aspiring journalists.

This position is currently remote, but will eventually work full-time out of The Nation’s New York City offices and is covered by the collective-bargaining agreement between The Nation Company LLC and The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.

The starting salary is $70,386.83 and can scale up depending on experience. Excellent benefits and congenial workplace.

E-mail your cover letter and résumé to No phone calls or postal mail, please.

The Nation Company LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws.

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