We have four editorial positions we’re currently hiring for. But today we’re announcing one that is uniquely important to me and the future of the organization, our first Prime Editor. This isn’t just an editor to help oversee our subscription content. It’s an editor to help oversee and shape a new way of covering the news that we’ll be doing exclusively within Prime. Please see the full listing after the jump. If you’re up for an exciting challenge and want to work in an expanding, vital newsroom, I encourage you to apply.
(Our other three open positions are: Senior Editor, Assistant Editor and a third reporter to join our Investigations Desk team.)
TPM is seeking an Editor to help oversee an innovative and new form of news coverage that will be part of our Prime subscription program.
With Prime we break down the ‘fourth wall’ of journalism and give our readers access to all the collective and evolving knowledge of our editorial staff that cannot be fit easily or sometimes at all into conventional news writing. This includes but is not limited to editor’s briefs on evolving stories, tightly formatted weekly status updates on critical TPM subjects areas, reporter’s notebooks, subject backgrounders, expert interviews on emerging stories and more. All are aimed at providing a deeper layer of insight, guidance, detail, previews that don’t easily fit into confines of conventional news writing.
The Prime Editor’s role is both to produce Prime content as well as oversee and edit Prime content produced by other members of TPM’s editorial staff. The Prime Editor will also work closely with the tech and publishing staff to build out features, formats and designs to improve and deepen the Prime experience.
Does all of this still sound a bit fuzzy or leave you scratching your head? That’s okay. We helped pioneer iterative journalism and many of the core methods that define digital journalism today. We know this stuff. We want you to be part of helping us create the next big thing.
What kind of person are we looking for? You should be very familiar with TPM and its style of iterative journalism. You should have an omnivorous appetite for news and especially political news. You must thrive in a fast paced newsroom environment where rapidly changing news often shifts multiple times through the day. Critically, you should relish the challenge of finding new and innovative ways to bring readers the news.
This position is based in NYC. It offers health insurance coverage, 401(k), and three weeks paid vacation per year.
The position is based in NYC. It offers health insurance coverage, 401(k), and three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: Prime Editor”.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.