Features editor

Posted On: July 15, 2014

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Talking Points Memo

Company Description

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.

Job Description

TPM is hiring an Features Editor. This is a full-time position, based out of our New York City office, tasked with overseeing opinion, longform and freelance contributors. The position includes a mix of story-assignment and story-editing as well as working with the Managing Editor to manage the editorial calendar and story budget. Applicants must have a broad familiarity with a range of topics, including but not limited to politics and current affairs, and the ability to work with writers to create quality content which engages, challenges and delights readers.

This is a new position created to continue TPM's expansion into new areas and types of coverage outside our core focus on rapid-fire iterative coverage of politics and breaking news. As such the Features Editor will play a key role defining TPM’s voice and approach in these new areas.

Candidates must have at least five 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. Deep familiarity with the digital news space, along with a real familiarity with TPM and solid news judgment, are each a must.

To Apply

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to talk@talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line "Job App: Features Editor."