Senior Editor, 1843 Magazine

Job Locations United States-NY-New York
ID
2021-7418

Introduction

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1843 magazine, sister publication to The Economist, is an award-winning magazine of narrative journalism, named for the year The Economist was founded. The Economist is a weekly news magazine based in London, first published in 1843. With its headquarters in London, The Economist has offices and people across the globe, and is valued by its customers for its world-class insights and rigorous journalism. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, health insurance, paid parental leave and bonus schemes that recognise and reward individual and team performance.

 

At 1843 magazine we tell extraordinary stories from around the world. We’ve published major features from Iran, Japan and Bangladesh, and are equally interested in new ideas from America and Britain. We tell stories from the ground up, usually with people at the heart. 1843 magazine is a digital-only magazine published on Economist.com as a contrast to the analytical approach of The Economist

 

We are currently seeking a full-time senior editor, who will work with a highly professional and dynamic team and be based in the US. This is an exciting opportunity to work at The Economist and be part of a team that is expanding its publication of ambitious narrative journalism.

 

To apply, please send a CV, a critique of our coverage and three ideas for features (and suggested authors) to 1843features@economist.com by May 21st 2021. 

Accountabilities

How you will contribute:

  • This is a high profile and wide-ranging commissioning and editing role, with a focus on long-form features
  • Generate ideas and seek out suitable writers, working closely with them to see a story through
  • Copy editing, headline writing and proofreading
  • Work closely with other 1843 editors based in London, helping to shape stories at different stages of the editing process
  • Commission and edit shorter, timely features to a high standard on tight deadlines

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal candidate will be: 

  • A rigorous, organised and experienced editor with a passion for commissioning and editing long-form features
  • An innovative thinker, brimming with ideas for stories and writers, and with a keen interest in the forces shaping America and elsewhere
  • An excellent line editor with attention to detail
  • Have a clear vision of how to build on the success of 1843 magazine
  • Have a good understanding of digital journalism, and how to engage online readers
  • Having visual flair and feel for design is also a plus

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