AlterNet Seeks Experienced Editor

AlterNet seeks a talented and experienced (2+ years) editor to join our core team and assist in the production of feature-length essays and reported articles for our high-volume operation -- we publish 200 articles a week, about half of them original. The role has a managing editing component to it; we expect you are familiar with the terrain of the contemporary breaking news environment.


We are looking for an editor with existing relationships with freelance writers who fit AlterNet's coverage. Strong knowledge and contacts with other publications is a plus. Also important is being fast and clear with copy, having knowledge about social issues, knowing the personal is often political, and possessing an eclectic progressive worldview.

A deep background on several issues such as human rights, environment /food, culture, social change, consumer issues, and others will be a big asset. The ideal editor has a natural grabby headline writing talent, and backs that up with old school editing skills. This editor needs motivation to generate big audiences with their stories by marrying popular topics with quality content. Overly earnest is not high on the list. There will be some weekend work and the weekly schedule can have some flexibility. Pay depends on experience, but is competitive. 

You will work out of our New York Office.

We seek diversity among our editorial staff and are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your cover letter and resume to editjobs@alternet.org. It really helps your chances if you think through whether you are actually a good fit for this job, and if you take the time to explain why.

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