Deputy Editor, The Morning Dispatch
About The Dispatch: At a time of growing industry uncertainty and an alarming erosion of civic discourse, The Dispatch stands out as a platform for thoughtful coverage, respectful dialogue and a wildly engaged community of paying members. We bring a perspective—we’re conservatives, classical liberals, libertarians—but we’re fiercely independent, standing apart from media outlets increasingly engaged in partisan boosterism. Started by Steve Hayes, the Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Standard, and Jonah Goldberg, editor at National Review in 2019, The Dispatch has filled a valuable gap on the center-right in the media ecosystem as captured in recent articles in Techcrunch, The Atlantic and other publications.
The Deputy Editor of The Morning Dispatch will play a key role in planning, researching, writing, and editing The Dispatch’s daily morning newsletter. Reporting to the Associate Editor of The Morning Dispatch, a successful candidate will have a strong grasp on American politics, public policy, and media, and be resourceful and flexible enough to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The Deputy Editor will exhibit a willingness and ability to learn about new topics on a daily basis—they will be writing about the science behind the COVID-19 vaccines one day and civil war in Ethiopia the next—and demonstrate a sense of pride in the accuracy and quality of their work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Help write and edit five newsletters every week, ensuring they are ready to be sent by 7 a.m. ET every weekday morning.
Stay on top of the news cycle and identify topics worth exploring in more depth.
Establish and develop relationships with sources in the world of politics, policy, and industry.
Support the Associate Editor in longer-term research projects.
Think creatively about ways to strengthen and improve existing products.
Engage with readers over email and on social media.
Skills and Qualifications:
Two to three years of journalism experience.
Familiarity with American politics, public policy, and the media landscape.
Ability to separate the signal from the noise, and to distill complex topics for a general audience in a conversational tone.
Exceptional copy-editing/proofreading skills and attention to detail.
Resourcefulness, organization, and ability to both learn quickly and multitask.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in—and a good fit for—the position.
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