The Manhattan Institute seeks a managing editor for its publications department. The department oversees editorial production of all research reports and related materials excluding the quarterly magazine City Journal. Applicants should have a strong interest in domestic public policy, well-developed writing skills, excellent grammar and vocabulary, and some experience in organizing editorial or related operations. The managing editor will be responsible for maintaining the production calendar and enforcing deadlines. In addition, the editor will be called on to edit and/or write first draft copy of a broad range of products, including annual reports, event invitations, and web text. The position also offers an unusual opportunity for the successful candidate to work closely with the Institute’s vice president for policy research on a variety of unique projects.
The managing editor should have three to five years of experience as a professional writer or editor for a policy-related organization, newspaper, magazine, website, or publisher. An undergraduate degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. The position requires experience managing complex publishing projects as well as a down-to-earth attitude about working collaboratively in a small office setting. The ideal candidate should possess superior verbal and written communication skills; a creative approach and collaborative style; and a make-it-happen commitment to deadlines.
Candidates should have a basic affinity with the Manhattan Institute’s mission to foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. Please e-mail a concise statement of interest, no more than three clips, and a CV to the Institute’s deputy director of policy research, Matthew Hennessey, at email@example.com, and please write “managing editor” in the subject line.