Senior Editor

The Nation

New York, New York

Date Posted November 09, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $85,000 to $90,000


Senior Editor


Founded in 1865 by abolitionists, The Nation today is a thriving progressive media outlet that publishes both a bi-weekly print magazine and a daily website covering politics, culture, and the arts. We are seeking a full-time senior editor, and strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. We’re looking for an experienced, inspiring, rigorous editor who knows The Nation well and has a track record of working with a variety of authors on both complex longform features and short, sharp comment pieces for print and web. We are particularly interested in candidates who are passionate and knowledgeable about US electoral politics or current political and social movements or about Black history, culture, and politics.


The Nation is a lean operation long accustomed to punching above its weight. That means that every member of our team needs to be flexible, collegial, and to work closely with other staff editors as well as the art director. You should also be able to work with writers who already contribute regularly to The Nation. However, we are always seeking to broaden and diversify the magazine’s coverage and complement The Nation’s current roster of contributors, and editors who can bring new writers to the magazine will be at a considerable advantage. Candidates should have experience editing for both online and print formats. Familiarity with WordPress and InCopy is desirable. Multimedia experience, though not required, is a plus. Editorial staff at The Nation work a hybrid schedule with remote working on Mondays and Fridays and at least two days a week in our Manhattan office. Base salary: $89,166.


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


The Nation offers excellent benefits, including generous health care. The Nation Co. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This position is covered by the collective-bargaining agreement between The Nation and The NewsGuild of N.Y., CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.


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