FiveThirtyEight is seeking an editor to help lead our coverage of the Trump administration, and of policy and politics more generally. This is one of the most significant senior editor positions on our staff, and the editor will be responsible for overseeing a team of staff and freelance writers covering the White House, Congress, economic policy, immigration, criminal justice, education, health care and other issues.
We are looking for a creative, collaborative editor who is adept at juggling breaking news, longform features and investigative projects. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with both statistical evidence and traditional reporting, and will have experience blending the two into cohesive, accessible stories. A background covering or editing coverage of major domestic policy issues is a plus but not required. FiveThirtyEight is committed to telling statistically rigorous, evidence-based stories that are nonetheless compelling to a broad audience; this editor will be responsible for helping writers with a wide range of experience levels and journalistic backgrounds achieve that vision.
The role, which is based in New York, requires editing and management experience. To apply for the job, please see the listing on the Disney Careers website. You can also send inquiries by email with the phrase “senior editor” in the subject line, but we cannot consider candidates who do not apply through the Disney portal.