Managing Editor, Quanta Magazine

Simons Foundation

New York, New York

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Date Posted May 22, 2024
Industry Magazines / Publishing
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Managing Editor, Quanta Magazine

Quanta Magazine is seeking an accomplished editor and project manager to help lead the editorial team. This editor will be asked to manage day-to-day operations; coordinate complex projects; and ensure that every article, video, graphic, podcast and social media post meets the highest editorial standards.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished science journalist, a superb editor, a proven manager of both people and projects, and an unflinching advocate for independent journalism and scientific accuracy.

This is a full-time position based in our New York City offices.

• Coordinate Quanta's editorial efforts across all platforms.
• Manage complex editorial projects, ensuring that every team member understands their responsibilities and that projects are completed on time and to industry-leading standards.
• Oversee Quanta's day-to-day article production.
• Work with the web development team to create new kinds of editorial products and features for the website.
• Manage a team of at least two
• Develop and maintain handbook of editorial guides, processes, policies, and best practices
• Coordinate Quanta's podcasting efforts, including our relationship with outside vendors. Suggest ideas for episodes (working with the rest of the Quanta team), plan interviews, review audio edits of episodes, and produce transcripts of the episodes for publication on the Quanta website.
• Manage and edit (with the senior engagement editor) Quanta's newsletters.
• Work with senior editors as necessary to guide and oversee our coverage. Assist with idea generation and story selection, set goals and priorities for our coverage (in collaboration with the editor in chief and other senior leaders), and review edited articles before publication as needed.

• At least 10+ years of editorial or project management experience for established publications. Project management training and experience with database and tracking software is desirable but not essential.
• Must be passionate about Quanta's coverage areas of basic science and mathematics.
• Must demonstrate command of the highest standards of written English.
• Must be an excellent communicator and team player who thrives in a collaborative setting.
• Must have the highest organizational skills and an exceptional attention to detail.
• Must have extensive experience as a people manager and coach.
• Must be familiar with modern web architecture, WordPress, audience metrics, social media and SEO.

• Resume
• Cover letter
• Five writing or editing work samples

• The full-time annual compensation range for this position is $145,000 - $165,000, depending on experience.
• In addition to competitive salaries, the Simons Foundation provides employees with an outstanding benefits package.

Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by theSimons Foundationto enhance public understanding of science. Our reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in-depth and well-crafted articles for our broad, discerning audience. Quanta was awarded a 2022 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting and a 2020 National Magazine Award for general excellence. Quanta has syndication partnerships with Wired, The Atlantic and other publications, has published two books (Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy) and our articles have been translated into several languages.

The Simons Foundation's Diversity Commitment
Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment.The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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