Chief Politics Editor

New York City, New York, Washington D.C.
Competitive annual salary
Dec 27, 2016
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Mic is seeking an experienced and dynamic editor to run our political coverage under our Policy vertical. Top candidates will be original thinkers who care deeply about the way politics affects everyday lives. They will have a track record of working with top talent, and of assigning and editing stories that generate real impact. The Mic politics editor will be able to spot the real stories that really matter amid the clamor of Political Twitter and cable news, and know how to make them stand out.


Key skills:

  • Deep understanding of, and obsession with, politics
  • Can identify important stories and topic areas early and often
  • Understand the bigger picture while managing multiple, daily moving parts
  • Marshall a small team around an important story
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of how politics works
  • Have exemplary editing skills
  • Ability to guide reporters on original, deeply reported stories
  • Work closely with the audience team to make sure they are packaged for maximum impact


  • Minimum 3 to 5 years managing a high-performing reporting team
  • Strong experience editing national political stories
  • An astonishing attention to detail in copy
  • Ability to assign stories with a clear angle
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stay organized and work well under pressure
  • Creative, independent, and outside-the-box thinking