Foreign Policy is looking for a senior editor to help build and grow our online magazine in the Trump era. Candidates will have a broad interest in international politics, a host of specific ideas for expanding and improving our coverage of U.S. national security and foreign policy, and a deep understanding of the personalities and debates that help shape them.
You should have experience editing various types of magazine content from beginning to end — from breaking news analysis and dispatches to longform features — and a passion for assigning stories that give fresh insight into the news of the day. You’ll bring a knack for identifying ideas that deserve a wider hearing and a mastery of the art of the headline. We also expect a list of names of U.S.-based writers, reporters, and scholars we ought to work with; if you’ve edited them before, all the better.
The position is based in our Washington, D.C., office.
At least five years of editing experience for a newspaper, magazine, or media outlet. Experience reporting abroad and foreign language skills are also preferred, but not required.
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter to Benjamin Pauker (benjamin dot pauker at foreignpolicy dot com) and Cameron Abadi (cameron dot abadi at foreignpolicy dot com) with the subject line “Senior Editor Application.” No phone calls, please.
Deadline for applications:
March 8, 2017
Foreign Policy magazine is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and patient editor with at least two years of magazine (or relevant journalism) experience. If you exalt spreadsheets and deadlines — and possess the ability to cajole procrastination-prone editors into meeting them — this is a job in which you will thrive.
Candidates will have a passion for foreign policy and international news, as well as experience working for a newspaper, magazine, or media outlet that covers global politics and culture. FP’s print production editor oversees coordination of the print magazine’s many facets at the word- and page-level through to the publishing of each issue — from initial layout and ad placement to overseeing the fact-checking and copy-editing of each story. You will work directly with the senior print editors, the magazine’s creative directors and designers, and FP’s fellows and copy editors on a regular basis, as well as with other members of the news and web teams.
Though this position deals mainly with FP’s print magazine, all content is published online, and so interest and experience in multimedia and social media platforms will be key in your work. You will be part of the team that develops ideas for how to best showcase each issue online — expanding its reach through its presentation with interactives, additional web content, etc.
Copy-editing and fact-checking know-how is a must. Experience with Adobe InDesign, InCopy, and WordPress is strongly preferred. Experience reporting abroad and foreign language skills are also preferred, but not required.
Interested candidates must submit their materials and contact information to Rebecca Frankel (rebecca dot frankel at foreignpolicy dot com) with the subject line “Production Editor Application.” No phone calls, please.
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