Senior Editor

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted January 13, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Salary is commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including profit sharing, 24 days vacation


The Chronicle of Philanthropy is seeking a Senior Editor to oversee Chronicle reporters involved in a new partnership we have forged with the Associated Press to develop journalism that better informs the public about the most under-covered and important parts of society:  the $6 trillion nonprofit world.  Organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Salvation Army, the Movement for Black Lives,  the World Wildlife Fund, and so many others together employ 1 out of every 11 Americans and advance solutions to problems often overlooked by government and business.

The mission of our expanded reporting team is to produce journalism that helps Americans learn more about how their giving and volunteering affects their communities and how philanthropists, foundations, corporate giving efforts, and nonprofits bring about social change on issues like climate change, racial justice, health care, poverty, and education.

The editor will also work across the Chronicle’s newsroom on projects and articles that will gain attention from policy makers, high-level donors, nonprofit board members, and the general public.

In addition, the editor will create a new fellowship program and will work on other efforts to provide coaching and training to spread skills and interest in covering nonprofits and foundation to newsrooms nationwide.

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We’d love to hear from you with your questions and so you can learn more about this role and our organization.  To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and five samples of published articles that demonstrate your journalistic strengths to  with “Senior Editor” in the subject heading. 

The Chronicle is based in Washington, D.C. Our salaries are competitive, and we offer excellent benefits, including five weeks of vacation.

The Chronicle is an independent news organization that for more than three decades has worked to provide trusted insights to the most prominent foundations, nonprofits, and donors in America – as well as tens of thousands of people at organizations dedicated to advancing the common good.

Our newsroom, as well as our parent organization, the Chronicle of Higher Education, believe our missions are best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. 

The Chronicle is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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