Job Opening: Assistant Editor

September 13, 2017 Topic: Job Posting Blog Brand: The Buzz

Job Opening: Assistant Editor

The National Interest is seeking a detail-oriented, creative, results-driven individual to serve as an assistant editor.

This fast-paced position requires working closely with the editor. Pluses are:

• experience with the Chicago Manual of Style

• InDesign and Photoshop proficiency

• experience with web design and Drupal


• familiarity with TNI’s work and the national-security issues that the magazine covers—particularly the Asia-Pacific, Russia, NATO, defense technology and spending, and counterterrorism

• a relevant undergraduate degree (required) and a relevant graduate degree (preferred)




• Editing for style and substance (must make a five-thousand-word essay on, say, U.S. grand strategy accessible without jettisoning nuance and rigor)

• Fact-checking

• Design (InDesign and Photoshop)

• Packaging (headlines and art)

• Managing relationships with contributors, many of whom are leaders in their field

• Commissioning



• Copyediting (under the auspices of Chicago,  TNI house style and common sense)

• Fact-checking

• Packaging (headlines and art)

• Social-media management

• Writing! ( TNI editors have a unique opportunity to write for a worldwide audience of millions)

• Commissioning

Interested applicants should send the following attachments to  [email protected]:

• A cover letter

• A one-page résumé

• Two writing samples, no longer than 800 words: one worthy of publication on  TNI’s website, and the other an excerpt of past, potentially longer, work

• Several references