Assistant Editor/Writer


Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted January 05, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Washingtonian is an award-winning, 55-year-old regional magazine working across platforms to cover news, culture, personalities, and life in the DC area. 

The assistant editor job is a ground-floor position, a job various journalists have used over the years to launch diverse careers following passions that range from from political reporting to lifestyle journalism. We're looking for someone who can do a bit of everything: Write about how Washington works, in both quick-hit daily form and longer-gestating feature style; work with editors to oversee our editorial fellowship and fact-checking program; dream up and manage special projects as the magazine reacts to a fast-changing city and an even faster-changing media environment.

Ideal candidates should be able to work fast and carefully on deadline; be willing to pitch and take ownership of their own ideas; be relentlessly curious about both the hometown and company-town aspects of one of the country's most diverse regions. We'd also like it if you were a lot of fun. 

The job is located in downtown Washington, DC, though for the time being we are working remotely. Washingtonian serves a diverse region and seeks a diverse staff. We're looking for people from all backgrounds and all manner of professional and life experiences.

To apply: Please send your résumé and 5 clips to Clips should be hyperlinked or in PDF format. Do not send emails larger than 5 MB. No phone calls please.

Applicants must live in DC/Maryland/Virginia or be willing to relocate.