Associate Editor

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Associate Editor Job Description

The Progressive, a 110-year-old national political magazine based in Madison, Wisconsin, seeks an Associate Editor to join its editorial team. This is a full-time, union position that assists the editorial operations of The Progressive, a national political print magazine and website.

General Duties:

Help to ensure The Progressive is part of the conversation on current events by writing, editing, and working with other editors to assign pieces for the magazine and website, as well as crafting a social media presence that best features our writers and our editorial voice.

Specific Tasks:

Work directly with outside writers in writing, rewriting, editing, and copyediting material;

Propose possible article ideas and authors;

Read and review submissions for possible publication;

Do research and fact-checking as needed;

Report and write articles and general editorial copy for The Progressive and;

Work with editorial interns on tasks involving writing and editing;

Monitor and keep in touch with activist events and organizations around the country;

Supervise and edit the "On The Line" section for the magazine and website.

Compensation & Supervision:

This is a full time union salaried position based in Madison, Wisconsin. Compensation package includes: Starting salary $32,000 annually, fully covered health insurance, plus a generous vacation and 401K plan. This position works as a member of an existing editorial staff team and is supervised by the Editor.

Application Process:

Submit cover letter, resume, writing samples, and three references to: to arrive by Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5 pm CST in order to assure consideration. Interviews will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, in late-November or early-December. The Progressive Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.