Identity Writer

New York, NY or Washington, DC
Sep 12, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The New Republic is expanding our team and looking for an experienced full-time writer for a forthcoming vertical devoted to issues of race, gender, and identity in the American political scene. Traditional debates on the left about the place of “identity politics” versus claims of universalist income and social support have proven increasingly obsolete under a hard-right governing regime that indiscriminately wages class- and identitarian-war on what it takes to be enemy populations. Now more than ever, the politics of class and identity must be affirmed jointly as the politics of resistance and liberal-left revival.

We’re looking for someone who can chronicle the many ways that identity-related issues belong at the center of liberal politics as we head into a 2020 election cycle that already is pivoting on key questions of racial, gender, and class-related identity.

An expert in political analysis, reporting, and opinion, the writer will be expected to produce a high volume of pieces at a range of lengths each week. Applicants should have a minimum of five years experience, as well as a track record of promoting their work on social media and through other channels, such as personal email newsletters and TV/radio interviews.

To apply, please submit your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you’re right for this job.

The New Republic is committed to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, people with criminal records, veterans and people with disabilities.

This is a Guild position and is open to internal and external candidates.

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