ESSAY EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via The Atlantic:

“The Atlantic is seeking two experienced editors for its section dedicated to essays, commentary, and opinion. The ideal candidates will be relentlessly curious, eager to seek out broadly varied perspectives, entrepreneurial in spotting opportunities to shape public debates, and excited to work with a diverse array of authors. These editors should have a strong track record of editing personal essays, op-ed style contributions, or works of news analysis. They will be expected to solicit contributions, review pitches, and assign essays that contextualize major news stories in real-time as they unfold, with all the urgency that requires.

These editors will likewise need to focus attention on long-running debates and neglected topics in ways that render them freshly relevant and engaging. They will range broadly across topics, from the newsworthy to the whimsical. Demonstrated experience in helping first-time authors frame their arguments and evidence for general audiences will be particularly valued.”


EDITORS FOCUSED ON BORDER ISSUES (job, rolling deadline) by Bear Guerra

Via International Center for Journalists:

“The International Center for Journalists is seeking up to ONE Editor to support the five-year USAID-sponsored “The Mexico Border Investigative Reporting Hub” program.

Apply to work as an editor for our Mexico Border Hub project. We’re hiring someone who can help investigative journalists highlight corruption issues and lack of transparency on the U.S.-Mexico border. Great opp for bilingual investigative journalists!

This position can be based in any location. The bulk of the work can be done remotely, via Skype, email, etc. The consultancy will report to the Program Director in the Washington, DC headquarters. Travel to the United States and within the Americas will be determined on an as-needed basis. Reasonable and necessary travel costs will be reimbursed.”

DEADLINE: Rolling.



INVESTIGATIVE EDITORS (job, August 19) by Bear Guerra


Via Type Investigations:

“Type Investigations (formerly The Investigative Fund) is a nonprofit newsroom for independent journalists, dedicated to incubating investigative reporting with the potential for social impact. Our investigations are published or broadcast in partnership with a wide variety of print, broadcast and online outlets. Our stories have sparked FBI investigations, Congressional inquiries, federal indictments, the resignation of public officials, and more; they have also won many of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Peabody, the Polk Award, the National Magazine Award, and the Investigative Reporters & Editors Medal.

The ideal candidate will have strong reporting, writing, editing, and organizational skills; supervisory experience; sound editorial judgment; and sophistication about the journalism field. Experience editing and vetting complex feature-length work required; experience reporting or editing investigative journalism preferred.”

DEADLINE: August 19.


FEATURES EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Vox Media:

“We’re looking for an energetic, creative editor to help build our features program. While Vox at large seeks to answer our audience’s most burning, pressing questions about what’s happening in the headlines, our features program will surface answers to questions our audience may not have known they had. With our features, we want to help readers understand the world, honing in on the big concepts, context, and ideas that often get drowned out by the twists and turns of the daily news cycle. This is an exciting opportunity to work on big, important, lasting stories -- we want our readers to return to our features for months and even years after they publish.

This editor will report to the senior features editor and assist in assigning and editing features. The editor will also help with the operational aspects of the features program: setting a publication schedule, making sure writers hit their deadlines, and coordinating with our visuals, engagement, and copy editing teams.

Candidate must be based in Washington, DC, or willing to relocate.”




Via Smithsonian Magazine:

Smithsonian, which has some 15 million readers in print and online, seeks an astute editor with superlative project-management skills to lead the print magazine’s history-themed front-of-the-book department, Prologue. The successful candidate will conceive of, assign and edit a dazzling range of brief pieces that illuminate the lessons of history for today's world. He or she will have a nose for fresh stories, a knack for inventive graphic illustrations and a roster of excellent writers. At least 5 years experience with sharp, tightly edited reported pieces is a must. A demonstrated passion for history is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and a link to writing samples, to secareers@si.edu.”


PODCAST EDITOR (PT job) by Bear Guerra

Via KCRW’s Bodies:

“For our Story Editor for season 2 of Bodies, we’re looking for a seasoned editor who’s worked in audio documentary. This person should have a keen sense of narrative and ability to give thoughtful and critical feedback.

Each episode of this critically acclaimed podcast is the journey of one woman (inclusively defined and inclusive of non-binary people) to solve their medical mystery. Bodies is a feminist documentary show that combines intimate, nuanced storytelling with health reporting to uncover the layers that affect women’s health, like racism, patriarchy, and capitalism. Bodies is supported by Southern California public radio station KCRW.”



Via Mongabay Latam:

“Are you a journalist with at least six years of experience based in Mexico? Apply for a remote position with Mongabay Latam as a contributing editor with a #Mexico focus. Editors will focus on environmental issues.

The contributing editor will produce articles in Spanish on environmental issues in Latin America with special emphasis on the conservation, restoration and deforestation situation in Mexico. He or she will also follow, edit and publish the articles from the Latin American team of contributors when necessary.

Candidates must have at least two years of experience in environmental reporting. Proficiency in English is a plus, as well as knowledge of WordPress and basic HTML.”

DEADLINE: July 31.


QUEER PODCAST EDITORS IN AFRICA (job, July 26) by Bear Guerra

Via None on Record:

“None on Record is looking at people who are interested in actively changing the narratives about Queer people on the African Continent and its Diaspora.

 AfroQueer is a first-person narrative-driven podcast telling stories from Queer Africans about living, loving, surviving and thriving and on the African continent and in the diaspora. 

Based in Nairobi, Kenya.”

DEADLINE: July 26.



Via Audible:

“We’re looking for the right combination of distinctive creative judgement, high emotional intelligence, exceptional understanding of the factual and scripted genres and excellent organisation skills. You will have a love for great audio and storytelling. You are likely to have existing relationships with creatives in the factual space and want to discover new writing, presenting and journalistic talent. You will want to push boundaries. You will also possess a deep understanding of why great audio programs work - and how to foster greatness in your own projects.

The Original Content Specialist AU will be part of Audible’s vision for original content production and a pilot/prototype-driven approach to testing and learning in a rapidly growing and fast-moving environment. The Original Content Specialist AU will help evolve the original content slate in ANZ while shaping production standards and best practices.

We’re looking for the right combination of distinctive editorial judgment, high emotional intelligence, and excellent organisational and time management skills. The Original Content Specialist AU will have a love for great audio and storytelling, want to push boundaries and discover new things, as well as possess a deep understanding of why great audio programs work and how to foster greatness in their projects.”



FEATURES EDITORS (job) by Bear Guerra


Via Medium:

“Medium is expanding its editorial team. We are looking for an excellent, experienced features editor for Elemental, our publication focused on science-backed health and wellness.

You will conceive, assign, and edit ambitious features, essays, and columns—our “cover stories.” You will also write features when appropriate, using your strong writing and reporting skills to help define our publication’s identity.

This is a role for an ideas person who is a highly creative thinker and storyteller, endlessly curious about health and its related fields, and who is versatile enough to produce standout coverage across diverse topic areas, from nutrition and fitness to neuroscience and psychedelics. You have exquisite taste and an instinctive feel for what’s in the zeitgeist. You are confident working with writers at the top of their game, and are ready to get your hands dirty (and have fun!) writing stories yourself. You also know the competitive landscape of health and wellness publications, have great ideas about how to stand apart, and offer coverage that’s well-reported, thoughtful, and makes readers smarter.”



Via Politico:

“POLITICO Pro is launching a new team of reporters to cover federal and state cannabis policy, and we’re looking for an editor to lead the team. The proliferation of legalization of marijuana in dozens of states has created a complex set of rules, regulations and legislation while the federal government tries to navigate the dynamic landscape of legal and illegal marijuana. POLITICO Pro is looking for an editor to lead a small team of two reporters to help launch a new policy vertical that will focus on federal and state cannabis policy. Preferred candidates should have serious policy reporting or editing experience, and knowledge of state and federal policymaking. Expertise in marijuana policy – including medical, tax, financial aspects of cannabis regulation – a plus. The editor will be a player/coach, editing, assigning and writing both stories and the daily newsletter.”



Via Travel & Leisure:

“The Editorial Assistant is an integral part of the Travel + Leisure print editorial team. He/she assists the editor in chief, executive editor, and managing editor in the day-to-day operations of the magazine, ensuring a smooth workflow. He/she will help these senior team members run calendars and budgets; process invoices and expenses for staff and contributors; book travel for the editor in chief; meet and greet clients; and assist with maintaining the order of the office (picking up packages, messengering services). He/she will also contribute ideas to the magazine, participate in team editorial meetings, close departmental pages, and write FOB pieces, as needed.”




Via Frontline:

“FRONTLINE is looking for a sharp, thoughtful Local Initiatives Editor to help oversee a new national-local reporting initiative. The Local Initiatives Editor, who should be based in Boston, will help to establish and solidify relationships with reporters in communities across the country to develop a powerful transmedia reporting project on a single topic or issue. The goal of the project is both to enhance local reporting capacity and break new ground on a topic of national significance.

The editor will guide the day-to-day work on the project, coordinating with the local reporters, and overseeing and editing their work for publication, in coordination with FRONTLINE’s senior editorial staff. While the bulk of the project will likely be in text, experience editing or engaging in interactive or transmedia work is a plus.

We are seeking a smart, self-motivated person who can ask big questions but still sweat the details. They should have a healthy sense of curiosity, sound editorial judgment, established reporting skills and a passion for investigative and accountability journalism.”



ASPIRING EDITORS (fellowship, June 14) by Bear Guerra

Via Lit Hub:

“We are seeking a highly organized and motivated editorial fellow. The fellow will be an integral part of a small team, working closely with editors on day-to-day operations. As the fellow must be able to work with us in the office, we will not be considering remote applicants; applicants who are not currently in New York but willing to relocate should explicitly indicate that in their cover letters.

Responsibilities include:
– Assistance maintaining the website
– Preparing pieces for publication: copy-editing, formatting on WordPress, headlining, and creating feature images
– Help maintaining database of forthcoming titles, as well as selecting fiction and nonfiction excerpts to feature
– General office duties

– The ability to multitask, a great deal of initiative
– Proficient in Microsoft Office, experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Adobe Suite a plus
– A basic understanding of HTML
– Strong critical reading and writing skills
– Familiarity with contemporary literature and literary publications
– Previous publishing and/or editorial experience is preferred

This is a paid, full-time position with opportunities for advancement. The fellowship is six months (July through December).”

DEADLINE: June 14.



Via Solutions Journalism:

“As the 2020 election approaches, many Americans are shocked and dismayed by the collapse of civil discourse—not just on the national stage, but in communities nationwide. Polarization, distrust and misunderstanding rule political life and are increasingly fraying the social fabric. We struggle to talk to one another, to listen respectfully, and even to acknowledge the humanity of others with whom we strongly disagree. Problem-solving is sabotaged by the impulse to blame or demonize.

For the most part, the news makes things worse. Journalists gravitate towards extreme voices and treat them as representative. We search for conflict, and focus on dysfunction and failure, often at superficial or “sound bite” levels, and frequently fail to probe more deeply to understand what’s underneath the conflict, whether it may be feelings of hurt, loss, alienation, anxiety, injustice or fear. This is by far the media’s most pervasive bias, and it feeds into stereotypes and demogoguery.

In 2018, SJN commissioned groundbreaking research that asked the following: What if journalists covered hot-button issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious? "Complicating the Narratives” (CTN) (located here: https://thewholestory.solutionsjournalism.org/complicating-the-narratives-b91ea06ddf63), the resulting research and essay, powerfully explained what journalists can learn from experts in conflict mediation. It showed how journalists can do better to reveal the complexity and nuance in many stories — qualities that are essential to break through the oversimplified frames that are so polarizing and hurtful.

SJN is building on the research -- and on the excitement it generated -- with a project that will do the following: (1) help to change the view — which is false, but widespread among journalists — that the public actually seeks more conflict and polarization in political coverage; (2) equip journalists with the reporting skills to get underneath conflict to capture people’s experiences and motivations — instead of their knee-jerk positions — and open up more space for empathetic understanding (if not agreement) on divisive issues; and (3) seed pilot projects anchored in CTN principles in several communities.

Role description: SJN is seeking a project manager with a strong journalism background to lead this work.”

DEADLINE: June 16.





Via Daily Beast:

“We are seeking a dependable, self-motivated, creative and inquisitive senior editor to join our team in a six-month capacity to run our Innovation vertical. The role is ideally based in New York but with the potential for working remotely. The Innovation Editor is expected to assign and edit stories on the latest breakthroughs and far-future developments in the life sciences, space, health and medicine, advanced technologies, climate, robotics, A.I., and more. The editor must have a proven ability to conceive, develop and produce stories of various lengths, both long-form features and quick news-of-day articles. He or she must also have demonstrated skills in writing his or her own stories and quickly and accurately interpreting scientific studies and other data.

Based in New York City.”



Via CPR News:

“CPR News expansion continues thanks to a generous grant from the Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation to grow its environmental reporting. The Climate and Environment Editor will lead a team to generate radio features and newscast spots, and innovative digital and audio storytelling that covers developments around climate, weather, water and the environment. The ideal candidate will have experience generating engaging content across multiple platforms, be able to inspire the team’s reporters to even greater storytelling and play an important role on the News leadership team.”



Via The New York Review of Books:

The New York Review of Books is hiring an editorial assistant. Assistants work with the senior editors of the magazine to convey edits to our writers, edit reviews in early stages, propose commissions, and evaluate unsolicited submissions and letters to the editor. They also perform a variety of administrative and organizational tasks that keep the office running smoothly. Ideal candidates have attention to detail, previous editorial experience, strong writing ability, and a demonstrated interest in books and criticism, as well as a familiarity with the writing of the Review.

Those interested should send a summary of their experience and samples of their writing as soon as possible to jobs@nybooks.com. The position is full-time, salaried, and comes with healthcare.”



EDITORS FOCUSED ON TECH (job) by Bear Guerra

Via Futurism:

“Futurism.com is an independent digital media publication covering the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to interrogate the development of these transformative technologies as they change the way we live — our culture, our jobs, our lives. Futurism reaches over three million monthly readers and over 50MM monthly views on Facebook, making it one of the largest digital science and technology publishers focused on the future.

The ideal candidate for this position is deeply passionate about all things futuristic – everything from the newest use of CRISPR to the latest developments in quantum computing. They’ll be supporting the News Editor in his daily duties, switching seamlessly between writing and editing, closely following multiple beats, developing story ideas, editing a team of writers, filing vivid and accurate stories, and juggling short- and long-term projects.”


DIGITAL NEWS EDITORS (remote job) by Bear Guerra

Via Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a Managing Editor for Style and Standards to lead our editing team, oversee editorial operations, and boost our newsroom leadership.

The Managing Editor for Style and Standards will help elevate our overall story quality and improve our collective skills so that our journalism is the best it can possibly be. This person will supervise a team of four story editors, oversee style and voice guides, and manage onboarding and training programs for reporters and editors. The role will blend day-to-day guidance on story editing with strategic thinking on how the newsroom functions.

This position will report to the executive editor and sit on the network management team that helps guide organization-wide strategy and planning.”