In These Times, a national, independent, nonprofit, monthly magazine and website based in Chicago, is hiring a deputy editor. Since 1976, we have covered movements for social, racial, economic and environmental justice, and sought to expand the boundaries of the politically possible. Every month, In These Times reaches 40,000 subscribers and 500,000 web readers.
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 historical understanding that to succeed political movements need their own media to inform, educate, orient and inspire their members.
Working with the executive editor, the deputy editor will be responsible for shaping and implementing the magazine’s big-picture editorial strategy. The deputy editor reports to the executive editor and supervises a four-person editorial team.
The ideal candidate would be an experienced editor who is passionate about progressive politics, movement and electoral, and savvy at translating their enthusiasm into compelling coverage that drives social change. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to manage others and to deliver clean, fact-checked copy in a deadline-driven environment. We are looking for an editor with a vision for achieving social impact through areas of coverage, such as (but not limited to): labor, climate change, racial justice, migrant rights, police accountability, Native rights, rural America, corporate capture of government, alternatives to capitalism and moving the Democratic Party left. The ideal candidate will be comfortable editing a variety of stories, including hard news, long-form features, opinion and cultural commentary. Applicants with three-year’s experience preferred.
This is a full-time, Chicago-based position, with a salary range of $60,000 to $70,000, based on experience. The benefits are generous: paid medical and dental (including for employee’s partner and/or family), employer-matched 403 (B), three months paid parental leave, lots of holidays (16 days per year), and 4 weeks paid vacation. We’re a proud union workplace (NewsGuild-CWA) with an internal culture that strives to live up to the ideals we advocate every day through our journalism. This is a management position.
To apply, send a cover letter explaining why you are In These Times’s ideal deputy editor candidate and what you would hope to accomplish in that role, along with your CV and clips, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “In These Times Deputy Editor. This position will remain open until it is filled. No phone calls.
In These Times is an equal opportunity employer. People of all classes, races, ethnicities, gender identities and abilities that are unrepresented in media are strongly encouraged to apply.