The New Republic is expanding our team and looking for an experienced breaking news editor to oversee our hourly coverage of the events shaping the day. With expertise in aggregation, political analysis, reporting, and SEO, this editor will help run a news desk that responds to the biggest—or quirkiest—moments of the day, working with TNR’s other deputy editor on coverage to ensure our writers are working in lockstep.
The deputy editor reports to the breaking news editor. You will be expected to manage two staff writers, editing typically 10 short news posts a day; this is a job for a short-form editor who likes the rush of a deadline. You'll give these pieces a consistent voice—newsy, but with some wit and polish. The breaking news desk works in two shifts—one that begins slightly earlier in the day and one that ends slightly later in the day. The editor for each shift may change, depending on the week and the desk’s needs.
You have a strong nose for news–especially the kind of news that is of interest to TNR readers in this crucial election year. Our country is under constant assault from antidemocratic forces. TNR seeks to expose those forces in everything from our 5,000-word features to these short news aggregation posts. You will scour numerous sources to help build a breaking news operation that tells this story.
This is a full-time remote position, but you must be based in one of the following regions: Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. The annual salary for the deputy editor is between $90,000 and $95,000. Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience with political editing—it’s a plus if you have experience writing or producing aggregated content.
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. Please include links to five articles you’ve edited. You will be required to take an editing test during the interview process.
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.
The application deadline is March 24, but please apply ASAP if you’re interested, as we’ll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.