Associate Editor

· Remote, District of Columbia
Employment Type Full-Time

About us

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

Our reporters in the US 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 and reached millions of readers. In 2020 alone, we reported on stories such as: a series on childcare issues affecting working mothers during Covid-19, the pandemic exacerbating the crisis in Black maternal mortality in Wisconsin, intimate partner violence faced by Indigenous communities and compounding systemic barriers to voting, and Black women mobilizing to vote in the recent elections.

About the role 

The Associate Editor will support the Deputy Editor to write and oversee the release of our weekly newsletter and provide day-to-day editorial support including: copyediting, developing and managing our editorial systems, overseeing our pitch inbox, reviewing and screening pitches before they reach the editors and other support as needed.

Our weekly editorial newsletter was relaunched in January and reaches thousands of subscribers. The Associate Editor will be responsible for managing and curating content for the weekly newsletter, as well as writing the weekly story. The Associate Editor will also be expected to coordinate (and stay on top of other team members’ reporting to make sure we’re highlighting the team’s work in the newsletter) with other team members and contractors to complete sections of the newsletter, as appropriate. The Associate Editor may also support the growth of new newsletter products and is expected to be proactive in identifying improvements to the newsletter.    

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. The Associate Editor will also collaborate across other functions, such as communications, development and operations.

The ideal candidate is a trained journalist with three to six years of experience, is familiar with the US news cycle, is deadline-focused, highly organized, proactive and has a strong understanding of issues affecting women. A focus on impact and collaboration is essential. Ideal candidates will also have the following background and skills: 

  • A passionate reader, a student of news and holds sound news judgement 
  • Full of ideas and up to date knowledge about news relevant to gender equity 
  • Familiar with HTML, a pro on MailChimp, and up-to-date on the latest trends and tools related to newsletters 
  • Able to read traffic data and analytics and use it to inform our newsletter, including opportunities to grow our readership and open rates 
  • Strong copy editor with excellent attention to detail
  • Never misses a deadline and is a strong communicator across peers and editors 
  • Willingness to receive and act on feedback 
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, project manage, deal with ambiguity and work independently in a remote environment 
  • Understanding of a nonprofit newsroom
  • Passionate for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and core values of The Fuller Project
  • Ability to work productively in an independent, non-partisan environment, guided by journalism ethics

This position can work remotely from anywhere in the US. This is a full-time staff role with benefits, including: 

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience 
  • Health insurance 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Generous vacation policy, plus flexible and inclusive holiday schedule
  • Phone and communications stipend
  • Technology benefits, such as a company-provided laptop
  • A commitment to an inclusive and diverse work culture
  • Professional learning and development opportunities  

How to apply

Candidates should submit a resume as part of their application. In addition, please write a cover letter including your feedback on our work, your specific interest in this role and the connection between your experiences and these responsibilities. Along with the application, please attach or submit links to at least 3 articles or newsletters you have written.

The Fuller Project is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity of all forms in our newsroom. We welcome candidates of all gender identities to apply.

Interested candidates should apply online by April 2.

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  • Location
    Remote, District of Columbia
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