Friday, July 20, 2007

Job opp: Senior editor at Mother Jones

Here's one from soon-to-be-former-Chron writer Dan Fost:

Mother Jones — a San Francisco based, 230,000-circulation bimonthly national magazine with an emphasis on politics and investigative reporting — is seeking a senior editor.

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years experience assigning and editing long-form narrative features. Candidates should have a good stable of writers, be political and news junkies, have an interest in new media, and experience as writers themselves.

All Mother Jones editors are expected to generate story ideas appropriate to this magazine as well as the web site (which gets 2.5 million visitors a year), and to guide freelance and staff writers through every step of the process. This includes giving writers ideas or refining theirs, helping to guide the reporting process, providing moral support, gracefully improving prose, and rewriting top to bottom if necessary.

Senior editors should be able to generate package ideas for the magazine and website, be able to work in the short and long form, on deadlines as quick as a few hours and on projects that develop over many months. An ability to multitask and handle deadline pressure is key.

Mother Jones offers a great benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision. Our main office is in downtown San Francisco, in the heart of the most beautiful city in the country; our D.C. bureau is blocks from the White House. We are an equal opportunity employer, a growing concern, and a fun and dynamic place to work. Come be a part of our team.

Please submit a resume, references, and salary requirements to Emma Logan, Human Resources Manager at

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