Now Hiring: Editorial Assistant

In These Times, a national, monthly magazine that has covered politics and social movements from the left since 1976, is seeking an editorial assistant.

Deadline to apply: July 112021


In These Times is seeking an editorial assistant to run In These Times’ internship program and help mentor the next generation of progressive journalists. 

The editorial assistant will also head fact-checking for In These Times; every story published in the magazine is fact-checked according to the highest standards.

Other duties include assistance with print magazine production, writing and editing opportunities and a voice in editorial decision-making.

As an editorial assistant at In These Times, you’ll be provided with an opportunity to amplify and inform progressive movements at a moment when they are resurgent. You will be joining a close-knit team that cares passionately about economic, racial, gender and climate justice. 

We’re also a proud union workplace with an internal culture that strives to live up to the ideals we advocate every day through our journalism.


  • Fact-checking experience
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • A passion for social justice

BIPOC and members of other groups underrepresented in media are strongly encouraged to apply.


Author and historian James Weinstein founded In These Times in 1976 with the mission to identify and clarify the struggles against corporate power now multiplying in American society.” Through nine presidential administrations, In These Times has adhered to the belief that to thrive, progressive political movements need their own media to inform, educate and orient them. 


This is a full-time position in our office on 2040 N. Milwaukee Avenue on Chicago’s West Side. We are seeking someone to start remotely on August 1 . The office will reopen in early September.

Salary $42,500, with scheduled annual 5% raises in 2022 and 2023.
In These Times offers top-notch benefits: paid medical and dental (including for employee’s partner and/​or family), employer-matched SIMPLE IRA, 4 months paid parental leave, 16 paid holidays per year, and 4 weeks paid vacation.

This is a union position with the NewsGuild-CWA.


Email resume and cover letter to jobs@​inthesetimes.​com with the subject line Editorial Assistant. Include two clips or links to clips.

The deadline to apply is July 112021.

Here's how you can help

In These Times is funded entirely by readers like you, but through the first half of 2021, reader donations are down 20% compared to last year. If that continues, it could spell real trouble for In These Times. We’re running a short fundraising drive (from now until July 31) to get things back on track. Will you chip in?