Careers

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Do you want to join the ThinkProgress team? Get in touch! We’re currently hiring for the following positions:

Senior Editor

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Senior Editor to help shape the site’s coverage strategy as it works to hold the Trump administration accountable in a constantly changing media landscape. The Senior Editor will play a crucial role in fulfilling ThinkProgress’ mission of producing trustworthy journalism with a progressive worldview.

Working with a management team, the Senior Editor will oversee a team of reporters executing a range of on-the-ground, rapid-response, and enterprise projects. This role requires both a fast-twitch enthusiasm for breaking news and an ambitious long-term vision for the future of ThinkProgress coverage. Ideal candidates will have a sharp eye for internet news; a deep understanding of how to shape a compelling story; a thoughtful approach to leading a team; and the self-motivation to experiment in a fast-paced industry.

This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of reporters working across multiple beats.
  • Work closely with writers to hone story ideas and develop new angles on major political stories.
  • Edit multiple pieces a day — sometimes on tight deadlines.
  • Work in consultation with the site’s leadership team to manage our newsroom policies, guide our coverage strategy, and define our editorial vision.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • At least four years of experience working in media.
  • The management skills to oversee a diverse team of reporters.
  • Strong familiarity with both progressive policy and writing for the internet.
  • An instinct for what makes a good story and how to execute it.
  • The big-picture editorial judgment to successfully advance ThinkProgress’ mission.
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both to reporters and to a general audience.

Candidates who would excel in this position:

  • Have a sharp political news sense and a good grasp of ThinkProgress’ editorial goals.
  • Feel a sense of satisfaction in working with writers to get their stories published.
  • Know how to take a story idea from good to great.

This position is not for candidates who:

  • Struggle to manage their own time, stay organized, or balance multiple projects at once.
  • Struggle with management responsibilities or communication skills.
  • Would rather work as a reporter than as a behind-the-scenes editor.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Tara Culp-Ressler at careers@thinkprogress.org. Please reference the exact title of the job in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Associate Editor, Investigative Team

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for an Associate Editor to help guide our growing team of investigative reporters. This position will work directly with the team’s Senior Editor and reporters assigning stories, working on pitches, writing stories, setting deadlines, copy editing, and crafting headlines. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sensibility.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by WGA East. It is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, report, write, and/or edit news stories for ThinkProgress
  • Assist the Senior Editor in fielding pitches and making edits to investigative and enterprise reporting.
  • Help monitor news and assign stories to reporters.
  • Help the Senior Editor and the Editor in Chief develop newsroom policies and plans for more ambitious coverage.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • At least two years of professional experience working in news writing.
  • Strong writing, editing, and fact-checking skills; journalistic and ethical judgement; attention to detail and care for factual accuracy.
  • An understanding of and passion for progressive policy and politics and how they intersect with the news.

Candidates who would excel in this position:

  • Eagerly read good investigative and enterprise reporting.
  • Feel a sense of satisfaction in helping another writer get their story published.
  • Follow the news closely.
  • Pitch great stories and know how to take a story idea from good to great.
  • Excel when working with a team.

This position is not for candidates who:

  • Struggle to manage their own time, stay organized, or remain focused on one thing at a time.
  • Need an editor to feed them ideas.
  • Are unsure if journalism is the right career.
  • Gloss over details or glaze over when processing a litany of facts.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Emily Hazzard at careers@thinkprogress.org. Please reference the exact title of the job in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Researcher/Writer

ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a hybrid newsroom position: a researcher who writes news articles or a reporter/writer who has a strong background in research. The position would help fact-check our investigative and enterprise reporting, as well as contribute news writing to the site. The successful candidate would demonstrate an abiding interest and concern with factual accuracy and a grasp of the tenets of good journalism.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by WGA East. It is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Write news stories for ThinkProgress.
  • Help reporters and editors with research tasks for reporting projects and ThinkProgress stories.
  • Fact-check investigative and enterprise reporting.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Experience reading and analyzing original source material, including but not limited to financial documents, databases, and government records.
  • Experience fact-checking.
  • An ability to write quickly, clearly, and for the ThinkProgress audience.

Candidates who would excel in this position:

  • Are self-motivated but work well with others.
  • Can juggle more than one piece of reporting or project at a time.
  • Communicate well with their editor.
  • Are eager to learn new skills and engage in new areas of expertise.
  • Care about the news.

This position is not for candidates who:

  • Struggle to manage their time.
  • Are disorganized.
  • Gloss over details or glaze over when processing a litany of facts.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Emily Hazzard at careers@thinkprogress.org. Please reference the exact title of the job in the subject line. No phone calls, please.