TPM is seeking an editor for TPMCafe, the opinion and outside contributor section of our site. The new editor will work out of our New York City office. Applicants should be familiar with TPM, its history and obsessions. You should also be a news junkie while also being knowledgable and curious about a broad range of topics. Applicants should have a minimum of five years professional editorial experience. They should be excited about the fast pace, fluidity and constant change that is part of working in a modern, digital newsroom.
The goal of TPMCafe is to publish a steady stream of deeper reads from outside contributors, pieces ranging from pure opinion pieces and essays from experts in particular fields to the occasional fully reported article. The content should pivot off the news of the day without being captive to it. The editor must also have the range to handle both the public policy seriousness we're known for with the over-the-top sometimes tabloidesque headlines and tone that is no less a part of who we are.
This position is as much an assigning and curation position as an editing one. You should be prepared to show you're ready and able to take ownership of this part of the site and meet editorial and traffic goals we have for it. We have a strong organizational emphasis on flexibility and teamwork.
The position offers competitive compensation, health insurance coverage with no employee contribution, 401(k), and three weeks paid vacation per year.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Include the subject line: “Job App: TPMCafe Editor.”
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.