Senior Editor, Harper’s Magazine
New York City, Full-Time Editorial
Harper’s Magazine is looking for a senior editor to handle reviews.
Primary responsibilities will include assigning and editing three reviews per issue, including our New Books column. The editor will also be expected to generate story ideas for the well, bring in new writers, assign and edit essays and reported features, and mentor junior staff. The ideal candidate will be a meticulous, rigorous editor with an ear for language, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in and appreciation for the work of Harper’s Magazine. He or she should be widely familiar with the landscape of contemporary literature, both nonfiction and fiction.
Founded in 1850, Harper’s is the oldest general-interest monthly in the United States. Among many journalistic and literary honors, we have received nineteen National Magazine Awards, and our contributors make regular appearances in Best American anthologies and in the media. We publish essays, reportage, memoirs, fiction, criticism, and (especially) hybrids of the foregoing. Even in polemical pieces, narrative is the ultimate engine, and Harper’s remains committed to the density and spaciousness of the long form. We have always published the most distinguished writers of the era: a casual trawl through the archive will reveal pieces by Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, James Baldwin, Annie Dillard, David Foster Wallace, Barbara Ehrenreich, Jonathan Franzen, and many more. We are, however, equally devoted to discovering and nurturing new talent.
The position is full-time, based in New York City. Salary will depend on experience, and the benefits package includes a generous health insurance plan. Harper’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to diversity in the workplace. To apply, please send a cover letter, a résumé, and a writing sample of no more than 5,000 words to Emily Cooke at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2018.