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Senior Editor

Post Date:Dec 17, 2017Type:Full time
Start Date:ImmediatelySalary:70k - 90k
Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Job Reference:Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Job Description:

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Senior Editor to help shape our site’s coverage as we work to hold the Trump administration accountable in a constantly changing media landscape. The Senior Editor will oversee a small team of beat reporters working on a range of feature stories, reported pieces, and essays, and should be particularly skilled at editing political analysis and commentary.

The Senior Editor will join a small management team that works together to run the newsroom on a day-to-day basis. In addition to assigning and editing stories, implementing policies, and hiring new staff, this team is responsible for strategic long-term decisions about the future of ThinkProgress coverage.

Ideal candidates will have an understanding of ThinkProgress’ mission and role in online media, a sharp eye for internet news, a thoughtful approach to leading a team, the editing skills to shape a compelling argument, and the self-motivation to experiment in a fast-paced industry.

This position is based in Washington, D.C.


  • Manage a team of reporters working across multiple beats.
  • Work closely with writers to hone story ideas and develop new angles on major political stories.
  • Edit multiple pieces a day — sometimes on tight deadlines.
  • Work in consultation with the site’s leadership team to manage our newsroom policies, guide our coverage strategy, and define our editorial vision.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • The management skills to oversee a diverse team of reporters.
  • Strong familiarity with both progressive policy and writing for the internet.
  • An instinct for what makes a good story and how to craft a strong argument
  • The big-picture editorial judgment to successfully advance ThinkProgress’ mission.
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both to reporters and to a general audience.

Management experience, sharp political news sense, good grasp of ThinkProgress editorial goals, the ability to take a story from good to great.

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Contact Information
Center for American Progress
Shane Bateman
1333 H St NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Ph: 2026821611

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