Executive Editor/Articles Editor

Aug 05, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Mr. Diana Elbasha
Full Time
This senior leader will oversee all aspects of Washingtonian’s narrative features, investigative reporting, and personality profiles—continuing the five-time National Magazine Award-winning publication’s proud tradition of publishing outstanding narrative journalism.

Working closely with the Editor-in-Chief to identify and assign story ideas, this editor will recruit, coach, and edit both staff and freelance writers. In addition to working with writers both inside and outside the magazine on ambitious stories, this editor will work closely each month with the magazine’s fact-checkers, art department, and online staff to ensure high quality story presentations in print and online.

This position requires a significant, demonstrated track record of long-form, narrative nonfiction editing at a major newspaper or magazine. The ideal creative and insightful candidate should have a deep knowledge of magazine-style writing and an intrinsic motivation to tell great stories in all their various forms, from true-crime narratives and power player profiles to human-interest features and enterprise investigations.

Washingtonian is the definitive guide to life in the nation's capital, publishing both smart service and great narrative journalism, with a print readership of approximately 300,000 and monthly online readership of one million. This year, it won the Livingston Award for National Reporting and a James Beard nomination for its food writing, as well as the City/Regional Magazine Association Awards for General Excellence, Online Excellence, and Profile Writing. As a premier destination for long-form storytelling, Washingtonian’s narrative and investigative features, which range from 3,000 words up to 11,000 words, are regularly highlighted on Longreads, Longform, and Byliner, and recent pieces have been included in anthologies like Best American Sportswriting and Best American Foodwriting.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three examples of recent edited stories to Diana Elbasha, delbasha@washingtonian.com.

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