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Associate Editor

About us

The Fuller Project is the award-winning global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to objective, groundbreaking reporting on women, to raise awareness, expose injustice and spur accountability. 

Our correspondents in the U.S. and around the globe rigorously report on untold stories and the interconnected issues affecting women and their communities everywhere.Our reporting often leads the news cycle and is published in prominent outlets, bringing the full story to a large and diverse audience.

Since 2015, our team has published hundreds of articles — from our TIME Magazine cover story on waitresses in American cities earning $2.13 an hour, to our four-part feature in Marie Claire on forced virginity testing in the U.S., to our devastating investigation into child sexual exploitation in the Philippines in The Washington Post. In 2019, our reporting won the Military Reporters & Editors, One World Media and Amnesty International UK Media awards.

Position description

The Associate Editor is a crucial member of The Fuller Project’s editorial team and will support the Editor-in-Chief to manage core US and global coverage around stories that impact women. The Associate Editor will support a growing team of journalists, through daily check-ins and advancing the day-today assignment process. This includes: reviewing and developing pitches, editing stories and working on social media strategy before final review.

The Associate Editor will share our vision of journalism that delivers rigorous need-to-know reporting on the gender dimensions of current events in the US and globally, with a focus on marginalized communities and underrepresented voices. We anticipate that the Associate Editor will spend the majority of his/her time on US coverage but will support global coverage as needed. Areas of immediate interest for coverage include coronavirus, social justice, voting and elections, but will shift according to the news cycle and our longer term reporting efforts.

The Associate Editor will report to the Editor-in-Chief and work alongside the Managing Editor to ensure appropriate alignment between US and global stories, and to support the EIC as needed. The Associate Editor will also collaborate across other functions as needed, such as communications.

The ideal candidate has experience working in a newsroom, is familiar with the US news cycle, has helped manage journalists of varying experience levels, is deadline-focused, can guide others to meet assignment goals, and has a strong understanding of issues affecting women. This is a full-time staff role with benefits. 

Key responsibilities

The Associate Editor will support the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor on a range of assignments and editorial activities.

US Coverage

  • In coordination with the Editor-in-Chief, identify, plan, and assign coverage of ground-breaking stories, in particular stories relevant to the current social, health, and economic climate in the US
  • Guide and edit stories to make them clear and compelling
  • Oversee multiple assignments and journalists/contributors and ensure they produce high quality work while managing to deadlines
  • Help design ways to break stories faster and across mediums (e.g., social media) while ensuring rigor
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest US news and identify how The Fuller Project can provide a unique angle to contribute to the conversation through additional stories, columns, social media, partnership engagement, etc.
  • Support the Editor in Chief as needed, which may include drafting follow up communications to editors, managing social media platforms as needed, budget tracking, and other tasks as needed to support the functions of the newsroom

Team Development

  • Work closely with reporters to develop their writing and reporting talents, including managing deadlines and balancing multiple assignments
  • Understand reporters’ strengths and hold writers to high standards, whether on short- or longer-term assignments
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor in managing the team, with an eye toward promoting professional growth among journalists

Qualifications

  • 4 to 6 years’ demonstrated editing and reporting experience related to issues that impact marginalized communities in the U.S., ideally in a newsroom
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced newsroom
  • Sound news judgment across a range of subjects related to US events
  • Experience editing reporters, fellows, or interns and excellent communication skills; an eye toward mentorship of early stage journalists
  • Ability to work and coordinate with editors and reporters based remotely
  • A positive, collaborative attitude, and strong interpersonal and language skills
  • Passionate for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and core values of The Fuller Project
  • Ability to work productively in a non-partisan environment, guided by journalism ethics, and in nonprofit newsroom

This is a DC-based position, but will be remote until we can safely reopen our office.

Company perks/benefits information

Health benefits, vacation, maternity leave, relocation benefits for qualified candidates outside the DC area

How to apply

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as part of their application here. Along with the application, please attach or submit links to at least 3 work samples including articles that you have edited.

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