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Rolling Stone, a leading cultural force for more than 50 years, is looking for an editor to drive our coverage of the biggest stories in U.S. politics — the 2024 campaign, the courts, the climate, and the battle over our fundamental rights.
Join our fun, fast-paced, talented team as the politics editor. The ideal candidate has a hunger to break news, a knack for sharp story angles, a proven track record of running reporters, and an understanding at an instinctual level what makes a story work for Rolling Stone. The candidate must have the ability to craft features, deliver scoops, and respond to fast-moving events. That means excellent editorial judgment is an absolute must, as is the ability to produce stories of interest to diverse communities with sensitivity and style.
• Manage a team of six journalists focused on advancing the most important politics stories of the day.
• Assign and edit major features on the 2024 campaign, the courts, the climate, and more.
• Lead investigations that uncover news about Washington’s worst actors.
• Brainstorm coverage ideas with reporters, videographers, photographers, social media specialists, and other editors.
• Serve as a member of Rolling Stone’s senior leadership team, helping set strategy for the brand.
• 5-10 years’ experience in political journalism
• A proven track record of delivering exclusive and high-quality material on deadline.
• The ability to craft major feature stories and profiles.
• Excellent news judgment and communications skills.
• The capacity to juggle many projects at once and keep a cool head under pressure.
• A deep sense of what makes a story right for Rolling Stone.
• A commitment to collaborating with colleagues at every level of the organization.
Typical wage range: $100k - $120k
Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range. The total compensation package for this position will also include other elements, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits. PMC is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. As part of our company-wide rollout of PMC’s paid healthcare plan, for this role the company pays 100% of the monthly health, dental and vision plan premiums for the employee and their family. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.
If you have more or less experience than specified on this job posting, please apply and list your salary expectations.
If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors).
It’s all About You…
At PMC, your wellness is top of mind. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to nurture you and your loved ones, including pets! Our package includes Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) HSA with an employer contribution, FSA (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter), EAP, Life Insurance, 401K with an employer match, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability, generous Paid Time off (PTO), Pet Insurance, and Home & Auto insurance. Our Wellness initiatives rotate yoga, meditation, wellness weeks on a variety of topics, and financial wellness. We continuously elevate our offerings with more, for you.
About Rolling Stone:
Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, has been the leading voice of music and popular culture for 50 years. The multi-media brand features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary, and award-winning journalism across many platforms including magazine, digital, mobile, social, and event marketing. Rolling Stone provides ''all the news that fits'' to a global audience of approximately 60 million people every month and publishes over 100 pieces of content every day
About Penske Media Corporation??
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of over 300 million globally. Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands. PMC is committed to fostering a working environment that is inclusive, diverse, and responsible. We value a work culture built on all backgrounds, voices, and experiences. Our greatest wins have stemmed from collaboration, teamwork, and information sharing across our company and brands. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage. In addition, PMC owns several vital cultural events such as SXSW, LA3C, Life is Beautiful, Latin Music Week and ATX Television Festival. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. For more information on the company, please visit www.PMC.com