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Politics Editor

Post Date:Jun 21, 2017Type:Full time
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Location: United States - New York - Brooklyn Job Reference:
Job Description:

Slate is hiring a politics editor to drive our coverage of the Trump administration and its effect on America and the world. This position is based in Washington, although exceptional New York–based candidates may be considered. Applicants should send a résumé and cover letter to

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assigning and editing Slate's daily politics coverage
  • Planning and executing ambitious editorial projects, whether investigative features or conceptual packages
  • Working closely with other Slate editors to coordinate coverage
  • Giving Slate's audience the smartest possible ways to think about and understand our confounding new political order


  • A sharp, funny mind and pen
  • The ability to quickly find the most fascinating and illuminating kernel in every news story
  • At least 7 years' experience working as an editor online
  • Familiarity editing coverage that incorporates various digital mediums, including video, audio, interactive, infographic, and more
  • At least 5 years' experience covering U.S. politics, ideally with experience driving coverage of Congress and the executive branch
  • Experience editing both reporting and analysis—we do both
  • The ability to edit for voice, helping to nurture and elicit great work from talented writers
  • A fast metabolism and strong organizational skills
  • Smarts, kindness, humor, and generosity, all of which will help you work well with smart, kind, funny, generous colleagues

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Contact Information
Slate Magazine
Heidi Grothaus
15 Metrotech Center, Floor 8
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Ph: 2153418815
Fax: 2153418815

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