Washington, DC-based Editor

You are a seasoned news professional equally at home in 140 characters or 2,000 words. You love the narrative feature, the deep documents dive, the timely political scoop, and the on-the-fly viral post. You make investigative stories more lyrical, lyrical ones more newsy. You relish working in a fast-paced setting, breaking news—and illuminating the story behind the news. You know there’s more to journalism than hot takes.

If that’s you, come join the growing team of dedicated, innovative journalists in Mother Jones‘ Washington, DC, bureau headed by David Corn. We’re looking for a story editor to handle everything from breaking stories and interactives to long-form features for our rapidly expanding digital audience (9 million monthly users and counting) and award-winning print magazine.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Three years’ experience managing reporters in a digital news environment—conceiving, assigning, and shepherding stories through edits and publishing
  • Headline and packaging magic
  • Strong social-media chops
  • A track record finding stories that surprise, intrigue, and upend conventional wisdom
  • Mastery of the alchemy that turns "important" into "interesting"
  • One eye on the news cycle, the other looking ahead/around the corner
  • Sense of humor and team spirit

We’d also love to see:

  • Data visualization/non-narrative storytelling chops
  • A background in political journalism, but also areas beyond, e.g., business or tech or social equality
  • An interest in (and ability to occasionally pull off) your own reporting/writing projects

This full-time staff position is based in our Washington, DC, office. Remote is not an option. Competitive salary and benefits package. Mother Jones is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming workplace.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs (at) motherjones (dot) com. No calls.