At Medium, words matter. We are building the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, authorities, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas; a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers.
Medium is looking for a senior editor to own our politics & policy coverage across daily, weekly, and monthly publishing. This person will love to read and have a sixth sense for what other people want to read. You will commission original features, columns, and essays by known and unknown writers and experts, bringing stories and perspectives that are not being seen elsewhere.
In particular, you will contribute smart, accessible, and unexpected ideas on how to cover U.S. and global politics — from the Trump administration to the midterms to climate change policy to the next steps with North Korea. Medium isn’t the place for play-by-play political coverage or hot takes about politicians’ tweets; instead we’re looking for stories that will reach and resonate with a broad audience that includes, but goes beyond, politics obsessives.
You should value diverse perspectives and have an appreciation for how politics and policy can affect different populations throughout the world.
The right person for this role has several years of experience covering politics or geopolitics as an editor, and has a stable of freelance writers who can pitch and execute, as well as connections to leaders in the politics and policy space who could offer meaningful, high-impact written contributions. This editor has an eye for quality, is intellectually curious, and displays excellent judgment when it comes to commissioning everything from narrative non-fiction to investigations to deftly composed essays.
We understand the value of diverse backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested? We'd love to hear from you.