2021-06-21
Full Time Posted 18 days ago
The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader.

Job Description

The New Yorker is seeking a nonfiction editor to work on deeply reported narratives and ambitious storytelling. The editor will come up with creative ideas and work with writers on every stage of the process, from conceiving each piece to shaping its length, structure, and tone. This involves shepherding the piece through edits, fact-checking, copy edits, and legal reviews. A successful candidate will be familiar with the magazine’s long record of exceptional cultural and political writing and reporting, and will be expected to bring in strong, diverse new writers. We are looking for someone who will maintain The New Yorker's standards of rigor and fairness, and who will work congenially with other editors, fact checkers, copy editors, the art and photography staffs, and everyone else who contributes to the excellence of the magazine. This is a very demanding job in a fast-paced environment, which requires juggling the needs of many writers and staffers under very tight deadlines. 

 

Specific duties will include:

  • Assigning and editing narrative reported stories on culture, science, politics, and other areas, as well as personal histories, essays, and book excerpts.

  • Working effectively and collegially with top editors, fact checkers, copy editors, designers, photo editors, and the social-media and P.R. teams during the editing and closing process. The senior editor will be responsible for closing pieces in a timely manner, and for overseeing other members of the team.

  • Generating story ideas, and follow through on assigning pieces. 

  • Building and maintaining relationships with staff writers.   

  • Recruiting and developing writers who are new to the magazine/Web site.

  • Offering ideas for The New Yorker's podcasts, radio show, events, and other multimedia projects.  

 

Qualifications:

  • Relationship with a network of writers. 

  • Deep knowledge of The New Yorker, past and present. The candidate must be familiar with the work of competing publications and abreast of developments in the news.

  • Ability to edit long-form reported features with speed, skill, and clarity.

  • At least two years of experience editing pieces for content, structure, and style. 

  • Ability to work simultaneously on several projects in different stages of development.

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.

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Senior Editor, The New Yorker