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We’re Hiring A Managing Editor

FiveThirtyEight’s managing editor, Mike Wilson, is leaving at the end of the month to become editor of The Dallas Morning News. We’re thrilled for Mike, but we’re looking for his replacement.

This is a big job for someone with extensive experience — ideally, having run a newsroom or large news desk at a major media outlet — and an ambitious vision for data journalism. Our managing editor will set FiveThirtyEight’s editorial direction, manage our growing staff of 20-plus journalists and recruit new hires, and run the site day to day from FiveThirtyEight’s New York newsroom.

What should FiveThirtyEight look like in two years? What big projects should we tackle? What have we gotten wrong so far? How can we push our boundaries and expand our audience while retaining our editorial values?

If you want to help us answer those questions, please send me an e-mail at You can apply for the job at the ESPN careers website. We hope to hear from some of you soon.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.