Now Hiring: Managing Editor

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

Deadline to apply: March 142021

ABOUT THE JOB

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. The managing editor will have a strong voice in the In These Times’ editorial priorities and vision for the magazine — this is the perfect role for someone who is passionate about politics, loves magazines, and is excited to help find new voices and new ways to grow the progressive movement.

The managing editor is responsible for shepherding the monthly print magazine from conception to completion. They oversee all areas of production, including 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. They also assign and edit several print stories per issue, including features. 

You will be joining a close-knit team that cares passionately about economic, racial 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.

Requirements

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

ABOUT US

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.

Deadline to apply: March 142021

This is a full-time position. It is currently remote due to the pandemic, but will become in-person in Chicago in 2022.

Salary starts at $55,000, 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.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to: jobs@​inthesetimes.​com

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?