Interim Senior Editor
The Nation, a progressive media outlet that publishes a weekly print magazine and website covering politics, culture, and the arts, seeks a full-time senior editor for maternity cover from May 23, 2020, to Oct 1, 2020. We take pride in our progressive values and excellent benefits, and we strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. The editor should be able to work in our New York office five days a week. We’re looking for an experienced, rigorous editor who knows The Nation well and has worked with a variety of authors on both domestic and foreign issues from a progressive perspective; we are particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in and passionate about US electoral politics.
Candidates should be flexible and have the ability to coordinate closely with other staff editors as well as the art director, and they should be able to work with writers who already contribute regularly to The Nation. Particularly valued will be editors who can bring new writers to the magazine who will broaden and diversify the magazine’s coverage and complement The Nation’s current contributors. Candidates should be experienced in editing for both online and print formats, and on feature articles as well as op-eds, columns, and editorials. Familiarity with WordPress and InCopy is desirable.
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The Nation offers a competitive salary. The Nation Co. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws.
The Nation, America’s leading progressive print and online journal, seeks freelance newsletter writer/editor. We take pride in our progressive values and we strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender nonconforming to apply.
We seek an editor/writer to produce a new, weekly editorial newsletter. With a focus on Nation reporting of news and stories of cultural interest, this person will produce a new Nation newsletter (approximately 500 words per week) designed to highlight the best of The Nation in the context of the larger news cycle, and drive traffic to thenation.com at the same time as it develops an independent audience based on a unique voice and timely curation.
We are seeking someone familiar with Nation writers, Nation content and the broader world of independent media who has experience engaging progressive audiences. The ideal candidate will be an astute writer who can navigate American politics and current events to create context showing the importance of Nation content. We’re looking for someone who brings energy and curiosity to their work, and who thrives working collaboratively. The editor will pay particularly close attention to voice and tone, and demonstrate an ability to convey both impact and humor. Excellent editorial and news judgement are essential, as well as the ability to craft creative headlines and social media promotions under deadline pressure are also critical. This person will collaborate with editors and must be able to write a subject line, social media prompts and tweets and will work with the President to meet audience development goals.
This is a freelance position on a contract basis. The Nation Co. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws.
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The Nation Business Internship
For more than three decades The Nation magazine has provided an award-winning internship program for early-career journalists interested in journalism and publishing.
Recently, The Nation established a new publishing internship to identify and nurture the next generation of non-profit and publishing change-makers. Working one at a time on a part-time basis, interns gain marketable knowledge of the magazine’s business operations working cross-departmentally with a range of Nation publishing professionals including those in the ad sales, communications, direct-marketing, fundraising and special projects departments.
Recent college and graduate school aspirants will experience a comprehensive immersion into the business operations of The Nation as they are taught the tools of the trade by assisting publishing professionals with a range of hands-on tasks supplemented by educational seminars and participation in staff meetings and strategy sessions. Work will include developing donor prospect research, assisting with small-batch personalized cultivation packages, researching, maintaining, and curating media contact lists and databases, assisting with PR social media campaigns (Instagram, Press Room Twitter account), assisting with customer service issues, creating direct mail campaign binders, participating in event strategizing and preparation, letter-writing, help with prospecting potential advertisers and preparing sales packages.
Interns can expect a ground-floor introduction into many of the publishing operations that comprise a magazine, including ad sales, subscription acquisition, direct marketing, small-donor cultivation and solicitation, communications and messaging and public events. In all instances, the aim will be to contextualize intern work, to explain how small, discrete tasks fit into the larger whole and to instill a range of marketable skills and publishing experience over the course of the intern sessions.
Intern will be directly supervised by President Erin O’Mara and Associate Publisher Peter Rothberg and will work with a range of experienced Nation publishing professionals.
The internship can be either full or part-time, depending on applicant’s circumstances.
Compensation and Credit
Interns are paid $15 per hour. Whenever possible, The Nation will assist interns in arranging for academic or work-study credit. Interns will receive three paid vacation days and three paid sick days. There are no other benefits.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. A cover letter that explains why you want to work for The Nation;
2. A resume;
3. Two letters of recommendation with contact information for the referees included. Letters may be mailed directly by recommenders, or may be included with the rest of your application materials. Interviews will be conducted for the final candidates
4. All application materials should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All application materials become the property of The Nation. Please address all queries to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Deadlines and Duration of Program
Application deadline: November 8, 2019
Notification deadline: November 22, 2019
Program duration: January 7 – July 3, 2020
Application deadline: April 1, 2020
Notification deadline: May 15, 2020
Program duration: June 30 – December 18, 2020
The Nation Co. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.