Date Posted September 07, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time


SUMMARY: The Associate Editor is responsible for ensuring that writers and editors are working together to produce the highest quality content TAI possibly can. The Associate Editor works closely with an assigned group of writers to develop expertise on assigned topics and beats. The Associate Editor is responsible for helping to brainstorm story ideas, clarify mission-aligned angles, evaluate pitches and sourcing, as well as serve as the first read for line edits. The Associate Editor position reports directly to TAI’s Managing Editor and is a union represented position.


  • Work closely with editors and writers on daily content;

  • Support writers in story and angle brainstorming;

  • Help writers enrich and clarify stories and writing in a collaborative, productive and positive manner;

  • Serve as first read for copy editing to ensure that writing is clear, accurate and properly sited;

  • Work with the editorial management team to set deadlines and communicate priorities to writers when needed;

  • Collaborate with editors and writers to ensure content is unique, sourced, and aligned with our mission;

  • Contribute to ongoing improvement of editorial production systems;

  • Assist with headline writing;

  • Assist with finalizing and preparing content for website publication.


  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in online publishing

  • Thorough understanding of current domestic politics

  • A successful track record of working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 

  • Capable of managing multiple priorities simultaneously 

  • Prior experience working with editorial workflow applications and systems

  • Impeccable line editing and fact checking skills 

  • Detailed understanding of AP style

  • Ability to work well with a team in a virtual workspace

  • Able to collaborate with writers on tight deadline

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SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $94,999

BENEFITS: This is a full-time remote position with access to TAI’s Washington, DC office. TAI offers comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401K with company match, and a generous paid time off policy. 

The American Independent is a progressive daily news platform. We cover presidential politics, state politics as well as the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Supreme Court. Our reporters focus on crucial issue areas such as gun safety, LGBTQIA+ rights, education, health care, the economy, voting rights, and reproductive rights. Our goal is to make political news accessible to everyone. We aim to take complex policies, political jargon, and issue areas and make them easy to understand. We do all of this while reporting with integrity and honesty. 

Our publisher is True Blue Media (TBM). TBM publishes The American Independent using content from The American Independent Foundation, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization, and other sources. True Blue Media is a for-profit media company that relies on ad revenue and investors, including The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, a 501(c)(4) research organization. The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation was founded with the mission to compare and contrast progressive and conservative solutions to America’s public policy concerns and to educate the American people on the results of that research.

The American Independent is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures, and we strongly encourage applicants from communities underrepresented in the media, including women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and members of religious minorities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, or medical condition.