Posted On: July 15, 2014
Media Organization: Talking Points Memo
Talking Points Memo (TPM) is the premier digital native political news organization in the United States - covering a broad range of politics, policy and national news in Washington D.C. and beyond. Founded in 2000, TPM has grown from a must-read blog to one of the most trusted and compelling websites in political journalism. Widely recognized as the pioneer of iterative journalism, which draws on readers’ knowledge to break stories, it was the first web-native news organization to win the George Polk award for Journalism in 2007 for coverage of the U.S. Attorney Firing Scandal. The editors of Time magazine say TPM is “the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future.”
Talking Points Memo is published by TPM Media LLC. The company is headquartered in New York City and maintains a bureau in Washington, DC.
TPM is hiring an Associate Editor to work in our New York City office. This is a full-time editing position directing TPM's breaking news coverage. It includes leading the breaking news team that runs TPM's Livewire, overseeing the TPM home page, and deep immersion in TPM's social media strategy. You have the ability to convert breaking news into smart, accurate, and compelling content and you inspire exceptional performance from your team. The position includes a mix of story-editing, story-assigning, and rapid-fire decision making. You will play a substantial role in setting the direction for TPM's overall news coverage.
Candidates must have at least three years of professional editing and/or reporting experience and must be ready to work in a highly collaborative environment and at the fast-paced metabolism of a digital news organization. An exceptional grasp of contemporary U.S. politics and the digital news space, along with a real familiarity with TPM and solid news judgment, are each a must.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the subject line "Job App: Associate Editor."