The New Republic is looking for an experienced managing editor to join our staff.
This is a full-time position, based in New York City, which reports to the editorial director of the magazine. The managing editor will have a number of direct reports—including the assistant managing editor and the copy editor—and will manage the reporter-researcher program, a duty that includes hiring reporter-researchers (who have a yearly appointment), training them in fact-checking, and guiding the fact-checking process (marking up articles, identifying especially tricky aspects of pieces, and answering concerns and questions). The managing editor is responsible for coordinating the production process broadly and liaising between editors and the art and production departments. They will schedule and run meetings to decide the art for each issue. During production, they will determine and assign deadlines, monitoring staff members’ progress and helping them manage their time. In the case of anyone falling behind, the managing editor assists with prioritizing tasks. They will manage copy flows and review each proof before it moves into the next round. They will do a minimum of one copy edit during production and collect final changes from article editors. They will sit with the production team while inputting those changes, and look over the spreads to make sure the text is properly groomed. In addition to their production responsibilities, they will plan and schedule pitch and ideas meetings, help develop and maintain an editorial calendar, and manage the article inventory.
Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience working at print magazines. The ideal candidate should be comfortable establishing and maintaining firm deadlines with editors and other staff and coordinating multiple workflows. They should be proactive, detail-oriented, and possess an excellent memory and exacting standards. Candidates are expected to have an extensive background in copy editing and fact-checking. Those with writing experience and a background editing short- or long-form journalism are preferred.
To apply, please submit your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you’re right for this job. The cover letter should be tailored to TNR and show an understanding of our sensibility and history. If you have them, please include links to up to three articles you’ve edited and up to three clips of your own writing.
TNR offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Diversity is important to us in everything we do. We encourage applicants of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities.