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 TechcrunchThe Atlantic and other publications.

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Overview:

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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