Now Hiring: Managing Editor

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

Deadline to apply: April 62021


  • 3 years experience as a managing editor or managing projects and people; editing skill; a passion for In These Times’ mission
  • Desired skills: Journalism, story ideas, copy editing, art and design direction, In Design, AP style
  • BIPOC and members of other groups underrepresented in media are strongly encouraged to apply.


The managing editor is responsible for shepherding each print issue from conception to rolling off the presses. They oversee art, writers, story editors, copy editors and proofers to keep the trains running on time and ensure that every aspect of the magazine meets our high standards for excellence. The role includes assigning and editing several print stories per issue, as well as opportunities to write for the website and print magazine, particularly Editorials and Letters from the Editor. The managing editor has a strong voice in the In These Times’ editorial priorities and vision for the magazine.

As the In These Times managing editor you’ll be provided with an opportunity to amplify and inform progressive movements and the Left 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.


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. It is currently remote due to Covid-19, but will become in-person in Chicago in 2022.

Salary starts at $55,000 – 65,000, commensurate with experience.

In These Times offers top-notch benefits: paid medical and dental (including for employee’s partner and/​or family), employer-matched SIMPLE IRA, three months paid parental leave, 16 paid holidays per year, and 4 weeks paid vacation.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, and no later than April 2021.


Email resume and cover letter to jobs@​inthesetimes.​com.

The deadline to apply is April 62021.