Editor / Writer

Washington Monthly

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted November 08, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
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Website http://www.WashingtonMonthly.com


The Washington Monthly is looking for a talented journalist to be its newest editor.

Since 1969, the Monthly has been a leading voice in liberal policy circles. (New York Times op-ed columnist David Leonhardt recommended it as the policy magazine to subscribe to.) Our staffers routinely appear on national and international radio stations, like NPRSirius XM, and the BBC. And the unique editor position has long been known as a training ground for successful journalists. Past editors include James Fallows (The Atlantic), Nicholas Confessore (New York Times), Benjamin Wallace-Wells (The New Yorker), Michelle Cottle (New York Times), and Eric Cortellessa(TIME). We’re a small publication that routinely punches above its weight, and we do so by recruiting and developing world-class talent., 

The position is a hybrid of staff writer and features editor. On the editing side, your responsibilities will cover the full spectrum of putting a magazine together, from developing story ideas and working with writers to line-editing their pieces to perfection. On the writing side, you will produce deeply reported longform features on a wide range of political and policy topics. With its mix of responsibility, mentorship, and throw-you-into-the-fire experience, this job is a rare opportunity to develop your talents as a writer, editor, and policy expert.

About you: We’re less interested in what you’ve done than what you’re capable of doing. So while full-time journalistic experience is a plus, it’s not a requirement. What is a requirement is that you be a strong, clear writer with a great deal of intellectual curiosity and a healthy sense of humor. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  

How to apply:

  • Send a resume, cover letter, and links to two to four published clips to jobs@washingtonmonthly.com with “Editor/Writer Search” in the subject line.
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