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Managing Editor, National

Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionWere recruiting for a dynamic, entrepreneurial Managing Editor to lead and build our coverage of state politics and policy as state legislatures become ever more important centers of power in the national political debate. POLITICO has long been a leader in state-based political coverage, with robust teams in California, New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Illinois, and our national and state-based readers alike are increasingly focused on the decisions made in state capitols. This editor will oversee these teams, as well as our national education and cannabis policy teams, and ensure they are delivering high-impact, indispensable reporting on political and policy debates to influential in-state subscribers and connecting the dots for our national audience. Moreover, this editor will propose ways for POLITICO to break new ground in state-focused coverage and in enriching the national report, as well as lead efforts to build out our presence outside of Washington. This position reports to the Executive Editor.What Youll Need:

  • Significant experience editing policy, legislative and/or political coverage at the state or national level.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, and a vision for how to build a high-impact and sustainable news operation
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work and coordinate with editors and reporters in different cities.
  • Proven experience as a manager and the ability to work effectively with teams based remotely.
  • Rigorous commitment to nonpartisan journalism. We are driven by our values. We are relentless contributors, disruptors of the status quo, collaborators, talent cultivators and DEI stewards. Our culture is defined by grit, total integrity and a prioritization on innovation. We value our people. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, commuter and cell phone reimbursements, retirement plans, as well as work-life balance flexibility and opportunities for career development. Click here ( for more on what we offer and what its like to work for POLITICO.Lets keep in touch. Follow us on Instagram ( and Twitter ( at @politicocareers and #meetPOLITICO for a deep dive into what makes us POLITICOs. Want to join POLITICO but dont see a job suited to you? Sign up to be a part of our Talent Network ( to be alerted of future opportunities.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: POLITICO, Arlington , Managing Editor, National, Advertising , Arlington, Virginia

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